you given up on writing your book this year? Don't give up;
you can do it. Read this article about how to author a book
first. I know there are lots of discouraging reasons to
just throw in the towel. A friend of mine told me a few days
ago that she probably wouldn't write her book now because people
are reading less and less. I looked that statistic up and sure
enough according to the National Endowment for the Arts reading
has been in decline over the last decade. The overall findings
say Americans are reading less than ever.
Even with these findings, I still encouraged
my friend to write her book. I suggest writing for the more
active audience. An active audience doesn't have the time or
don't take the time to read long books anymore. So I say still
write your important message into a book just make it a short
book. Here are 5 irresistible reasons to write a short book
and prosper even when people are reading less.
Write a short book to make it easy on yourself. Write
your book into the simpler, shorter, and punchier version. Shorten
your sentences, stories and analogies. Use a professional format
which includes a strong heading (question) your reader needs
answered and the answer. This professional formula presents
the problem and solution quickly without a lot of words.
2. Write a short book to gain momentum. Completing
your first book will build your confidence. I know short doesn't
mean the same thing to every person. For books, let's agree
50-100 or so pages is short, even 140 sounds less intimidating
than a 200-300 page book. Your future customers are busy and
usually read only what takes the shortest amount of time. For
example, a colleague of mine wanted to learn how to conduct
tele-seminars. He said he didn't hesitate buying a short book
of 70 pages at $19.97 to help him learn the ropes of tele-seminars.
3. Write a short book to make it readable.
Fill your short book with anecdotes, short stories and case
studies. But don't make it read like a long boring speech. It
will put your readers to sleep just as a long winded speaker
does. Make your short stories reflect real life situations.
Your readers will love it and tell all their friends about your
interesting book. The stories will breathe life into your book
and keep your readers reading to the end.
Write a short book first to reach more people. Slash
your BIG book in half. Too many aspiring writers overwhelm themselves
with goals of a 365 page book first. Shorten your book to 25-90
pages the first time or divide your large book into a smaller
book one and two. Though you shorten it, still fill it with
useful information by using the question and answer format for
each chapter. Using the same format and length for each chapter
and answering all your readers' questions will not only speed
your writing process but it will result in a successful book.
5. Write a short book to get your book to market faster
and profit sooner. Because your book is shorter and easier to
write fast, you can expect to go to market sooner. To speed
up your writing time, write your book in chunks, chapters, sections
and parts. Writing this way will allow you to refine, repeat
and repackage your information. Develop a continuing flow with
a website, a stream of articles, reports, follow-up products
and even services to build your book, your brand and your profits
you don't decide to take the shorter easier route of writing
a short book first, you may be this time next year still wondering
if you should or shouldn't write a book. Apply the tips about
how to author a book listed above. Don't hesitate any longer;
write a short book first and profit sooner.
Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More
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