Congratulations on your decision to write a
book! You’ve made a good decision to join the elite circle
of successful authors. When you write your book, you become
eligible to receive life long passive income. With a book, you
create a foundation to develop other information products and
services when you’re ready. Believe it or not, every successful
author had to make the same decision to take the first step.
You see, we all have to begin at the beginning.
To answer your question, I’ve compiled
a few first things to prepare for your first step.
a commitment. The greatest seal you can give your decision
is to make a commitment. In the words of Gerald Ford, “Begin
to act boldly; the moment one definitely commits oneself heaven
moves on their behalf.” To give you and your commitment
the best possible chance to succeed, write it down and tell
someone. Then educate yourself about book writing. Enroll in
a book writing course or hire a book coach. Go buy a pen and
pad or software for notes.
a plan in place. It’s a life principle; if you
don’t plan you plan to fail. So, plan to succeed with
your book project by putting a plan in place. No, I’m
not saying you have to write a five page business plan. Your
plan can be as simple or complex as you want. You might simply
start with an intention goal and when and how long you will
your topic. If you have a topic, that’s great.
If you don’t have a topic yet, consider your existing
audiences. Your book’s message could be directed to your
clients, your work associates, your speech attendees, etc. For
some of you this one is easy. Look for topics you are passionate
about. Or look for problems of your existing audience that you’ve
solved or know the solution to. Write the solution in a book.
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your audience. After choosing your topic, choose who
you are writing your book for. Who are your current clients
or audience; what information do they want to know about that
will help them improve or change their lives. Take a fresh look
at them. Get to know what your audience needs and even wants.
Prepare a profile for the typical person in your audience. What
do they look like? What’s their age group? You will use
this profile when writing and marketing your book. Loosely termed,
when you do this you have just done market research for your
an outline. Start with a simple list of sub-topics
or categories for your chosen topic. If your book is directed
to your clients, you might write a list of ten to twenty frequently
asked questions. Take the questions, one by one and answer them
fully. Use as much detail as possible. Pull examples, case studies,
and stories from your experiences. Aim for five to ten typewritten
pages for each question and answer. In the speed writing technique
for books I teach, you would simply do research for any q/a
session with not enough material.
Finally, as a first step I would advise you
to create a table of contents (a list of topics to discuss in
your book.) Don’t worry; nothing is in stone at this point.
Start with a simple table of contents. Remember to implement
the five preliminary steps of making a commitment, putting a
plan in place, selecting a topic, targeting your audience and
creating an outline to ensure you are off to a good start. I
send you best wishes for the success of your book writing project.
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