you wondering what plan to use to get your book written fast
using the tiny blocks of time you have available? You're ready
to take the plunge and fulfill your book writing dreams. I have
great news! You already know with a personalized plan, you can
get started fast and write your book faster than ever. If you
didn't see the plan to fit you last time, here's seven more
of those twenty-one mini organizational plans to write a book
Create a journal book. When you decide to create a
journal book, it just got easier. A journal book makes an excellent
companion book with not a lot of extra work. But it can also
serve well as a beginner's first book. In this plan, you write
an introduction chapter, a number of topical one page chapters
and a summary chapter. Also, include one to two journal pages
within each chapter. Because the chapters are usually so short,
you probably want to do thirty or more one page chapters.
Book Concepts: Family Tree Research & Journal; Your Birthday
Book: A Keepsake Journal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Oct 2, 2007)
Create a Quote Book. With this book writing plan, you
compile a book full of famous, international thought leaders
and little known quotes. Organize your book well with sections
and topics. Create a quote index with names, quotes and page
numbers for easy reference. A good example is Sherri McConnell's,
'Smart Women's Book of Powerful Quotations.' Inside her book
are quotations from powerful women all over the world. It's
divided into inspiration, business, life and more.
Book Concepts: Smart Women's Book of Powerful Quotations by
Sherri McConnell; The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations
(Penguin Reference Books) by Robert Andrews
Write a History Book. My personal favorite history
book is the family history book. With this plan, you can write
a history book for your city, your state, family and much more.
For example with the family history book plan, start with interviews
of all the family elders; then interview all the special (notable
- done something with their life) people. Plan to do at least
ten to twenty interviews. Then research your family tree as
far back as you can go. Consider Ancestry.com for research.
As an option, solicit favorite family stories from family members.
A friend of mine filled her family history book with nearly
twenty interviews, seven generational family tree groups with
about 3000 individual family members. Then she received ninety-eight
short stories from family contributors. Later she presented
the book to the family at an annual reunion as a family keepsake,
available for purchase.
Book Concepts: Broadway Generations by Marie Toms; The Journey
by Eugene Broadway
Develop a workbook.
Many authors also develop this type of book as a second book.
But it could just as easily be your first. In the workbook plan,
you write eight to ten chapters and include exercises at the
end of each chapter. Include five to ten questions in each exercise.
Aim to write a compelling book with your exercises as an engagement
tool for your readers. Don't let them become by-standers. Get
your readers involved through the exercises or action steps.
Book Concepts: The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn R. Schiraldi
(Sep 9, 2001); A Gift to Myself: A Personal Workbook and Guide
to "Healing the Child Within" by Charles L. Whitfield
(Jan 1, 1990); Lose It for Life Workbook by Stephen Arterburn
(Dec 28, 2004)
Inspire others with a devotional or inspirational book.
Since I love inspiring people, I really enjoy writing this type
of book. The plan is similar to the journal book. In fact you
could easily combine this type with a journal book. You would
simply create spaces for journaling in each chapter. The plan
is to create the chapters around a time frame. You would write
one chapter for each day or per week of the time frame. For
example, people love delving into a thirty day, forty day or
even sixty day devotional or inspirational book. It would take
more commitment; but you might consider fifty two weeks or a
365 day book.
Book Concepts: Daily Steps for God Chicks: The 90-Day Devotional
for Real Women by Holly Wagner (Feb 28, 2006); A Woman After
God's Own Heart®--A Daily Devotional by Elizabeth George
(Sep 1, 2007); Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive: 101
Inspirational Stories about Counting Your Blessings and Having
a Positive Attitude by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy
Newmark and Deborah Norville (Sep 28, 2010)
Write a How-To Book. The How-To is another one of my
personal favorites. At the time of this writing half of my twelve
books are how-to books. In the How-To book writing plan, you
take a process or a task and break it into manageable steps
for your reader. For example, in Lilyan Wilder's book "7
Steps To Fearless Speaking" she breaks her topic into seven
steps her readers can take to arrive at fearless speaking. Consider
this plan if you are knowledgeable and/or experienced in your
field. You can easily come up with the easy steps you are always
sharing with your clients already. For some, the task becomes
paring your steps down to ten or less.
Book Concepts: How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
(Sep 13, 2011); The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should
Know How to Do by Samantha Ettus (Sep 22, 2009)
Turn your Blog To A Book. If you've been reading the
Write To Win blog, you'll remember this one. With the Turn-Your-Blog-Into-A-Book
plan, review your best blog posts for similarities and group
them together. You probably already have them separated in great
order when you formed your categories. If they are organized
enough you might use your categories for chapters. Then to take
it one step further, group your categories into sections of
your book. At any rate, take your best and similar posts to
form the content for your book. To make your book substantial,
include an introduction chapter, ten blog turned book chapters
and a sizzling summary chapter.
Book Concepts: 31 Days To Build A Better Blogger Workbook, Darren
Rowse, Problogger.net;Blog to Book & Beyond: A New Path
to Publishing Success by Tom Masters (Sep 30, 2009)
Don't delay starting your book project any more!
If you do wait some more, you could be this time next year still
wondering if you can write your book fast in the little time
you have available. Put any doubts and fears aside. Choose one
of the book writing plans above; stop waiting and start writing.
Your book writing coach sends best wishes for you and your success
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