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5 Weekend Warrior Book Writing Tips

5 Weekend Warrior Book Writing Tips
by Earma Brown

Are you writing your book on the weekends or any short blocks of time available? You might be weary with the start and stops most busy professionals, home business owners or care takers have to deal with. Don’t give up. I know it might be easier to just forget it. But, take it from a fellow weekend warrior book writer, you can do it! You do the hard stuff all day long. I’m convinced you can get focused, fit it in and finish your book this year. Your audience is waiting to read your insightful book.

But first the pep talk, think about all the wonderful benefits you might miss if you give up on your book dream. Let’s put a time table to that thought. What would happen if you didn’t get your short book written in the next 100 days? You’d miss having a book to make your business stand out in the crowd. Your business would definitely take longer to build to a whopper success. You would miss being the star of your family; you know one of the ones that’s accomplished something worthy in their life.

You wouldn’t have the competitive edge you’d have as an expert with a book. You’d miss out on the adventures and opportunities waiting for you on the other side of getting your book done. And worst of all, you’d miss the extra profits you could make by charging up to 400% more on your fees with Author as your title.

Now that you are properly motivated to cash in on all that you are missing by not getting your book done. Here are five simple strategies to get your book written using your weekends or any small blocks of time.

1. Break writing into short sections. It’s easier on you to write in short blocks of time. Furthermore, it’s easier on your reader to read. Try to break long paragraphs into shorter, more digestible chunks. Later you can work on making these chunks flow as one unit or chapter. Make it easy to read and you’ll reach more readers.

2. Write short sentences and use simple words. Writing and reading a long sentence takes longer than a short one. Cut lengthy sentences in half to make your writing easier to read. Aim your copy so a 7th -8th grader could understand it. Remember using complex words won’t impress your readers. Most times it will annoy them to the point of not finishing your book.

3. Cut wordiness but be specific. Compelling books are concise. Unnecessary words waste your time and most of all your reader’s time. It dilutes your message and makes your book longer than necessary. Additionally, be specific. When writing your book, stick to the specific information about your topic. The more relevant facts you include, the better. If you don’t bother to dig for specifics about your topic, your book may end up vague filled with meaningless words that few people read.

4. Create a book in an electronic format. First, ebooks are not dead. There are still many selling lots of ebooks each year, including the author. Put your message in a downloadable file to sell. Top selling ebooks are normally shorter and more specialized. You can publish your book as an ebook first or compile an ebook version of your existing print book. Don’t delay any longer, write your short book and put it in a (PDF) to sell to your website visitors.

5. Use your existing body of knowledge. Even if you add more researched information later, start with your existing knowledge first. Pull from your speeches, workshops, work experiences, etc. You may have collected a body of information just for fun. Or you did a bunch of research to make a business decision. For example, when I published my first book I gathered detailed information about POD (publish-on-demand) publishing service companies and vendors to make the best decision.

I later compiled that information into a free report and gave it away to hundreds promoting my website. Over the years, I added to that body of information and it grew into a self publishing resource website. Then finally, I added enough that I developed it into a book about self publishing.

Don’t wait around any longer. You could be this time next year still wondering if you can write your book fast in the little time you have available. Put the doubts aside. Remember, with the tips above you can get focused, fit it in and finish your book this year. Stop waiting and start writing. Your book writing coach sends best wishes for you and your success as author.


About Earma Brown

Earma Brown, 12 Book Authorpreneur, known by many as America’s Book Success Coach, “teaches experts, entrepreneurs, service professionals and especially WOW! Women who are struggling to pull all together in a  24/7 lead generating book.” Using her signature program ‘100 Days To A Book’, she is practicing what she preaches http://100daystoabook.com. She enjoys reading novels, writing books and collecting movies especially girlie movies…Read More Articles From Earma Brown

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5 Book Title Ideas

Have you crafted your book’s title yet? The title can do a lot for your book. If it’s ill conceived, it will most likely hinder your book’s success. If it’s created with great titling principles in mind like keeping it short, catchy and with a top reader benefit it could become a top seller in your field or industry. In fact, title well, write a good book and implement a powerful promotion plan it could boost your book’s sales to a best seller list.

1. Reasons to…
“10 Reasons to Use Article Marketing”
Most people want to know why they should do anything. The ‘Reasons’ title will especially pull at someone already interested in the topic. They want someone to tell them all the good reasons and benefits of what they are considering.

2. The Simple Steps
“7 Steps to Fearless Public Speaking”
The book reader will easily buy in to accomplishing their goal in simple lessons, steps, ways or actions. We all want the easy solution, right? Use this template in your sub-titles as well. For instance, the sub-title “7 easy lessons to build strong teams,” lets the reader know they can build strong teams using their seven easy lessons.

3. The Benefit
“1001 Ways to Market Your Book”
This book title template draws the book reader in with combining several templates. The reader that buys the book above happily expects to receive the benefit of 1001 ways to market their book. They may immediately feel they got their money’s worth by the amount of tips the author promises. Or if you have at least ten good tips that can revolutionize your readers’ business life.

4. The Outrageous
“Make a Million Before 30 Truly”
Truly people do buy a book by its cover. But even before that your title must grab their attention. After all researchers say you only have around six seconds on the front cover and up to fifteen seconds on the back cover. If you use this template, make your book title so outstanding and catchy that your reader is compelled to buy it on the spot. Don’t forget to back it up inside your book.

5. Finally…
“Finally the Last Diet Book You Will Ever Need”
A ‘Finally…’ title speaks to the longing for the perfect solution. Most dieters have unsuccessfully gone through many diets, products, programs looking for the solution. So they may read to see if this truly is the last solution they will need.

Develop this valuable skill and you add magnetic pulling power and punch to all your marketing documents including your front book cover and chapter titles that will get your message read. Titles set the stage for your potential audience. They either grab your potential reader by the shirt or they don’t. Create your titles to be ‘the match’ that ignites your reader’s interest in reading your important message. Title well and prosper!


About Earma Brown

Earma Brown, 12 Book Authorpreneur, known by many as America’s Book Success Coach, “teaches experts, entrepreneurs, service professionals and especially WOW! Women who are struggling to pull all together in a  24/7 lead generating book.” Using her signature program ‘100 Days To A Book’, she is practicing what she preaches http://100daystoabook.com. She enjoys reading novels, writing books and collecting movies especially girlie movies…Read More Articles From Earma Brown

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How To Give Your Book Idea The Stamp Of Approval

Have you chosen a book idea that has the potential to outsell your competition? That’s a good question. Your publisher would want to know. And you should know even if you’re self publishing.

I’m assuming you have gone through the process of selecting your book topic. You’ve done what it takes to pinpoint the best idea. Now there’s one more phase to complete before your book idea gets the stamp of approval.

1. Is this a book topic that I really have a great deal of interest in? Will I genuinely enjoy writing this book?

2. Are there at least ten to twenty places to promote/market my book (ezines, mailing lists, Web sites)? Does it lend itself well to search engine marketing?

3. Are there at least five people that I can interview as part of the book?

4. Have I identified at least three to five pressing problems that my readers are currently facing?

5. Can I find at least 100,000 prospects through online and offline opt-in e-mail lists?

6. Have I read at least three to four of my competitors’ books?

7. Can I find at least five distinguishing factors to write about in my book, that my competitors have not focused upon?

8. Have I come up with at least five benefits of why my book ideas are better than my competitors?

9. Are there at least 5 people from whom I can obtain testimonials or endorsements?

10. Have I come up with a great domain that is both memorable and applicable to my book’s content?

Answering the ten questions above will decide if your book idea can withstand the scrutiny of the book marketplace. You must at least answer ‘yes’ to eight of the questions before getting the stamp of approval. Then you move on to the developmental stage. For now, give your book the Ten Point Stamp of Approval Checklist above.

Looking for more help with giving your book the stamp of approval? Sign up for the 100 Days To A Book and receive the bonus lesson: Tap Into the Writer Inside with 21 Inspirations for your book and a 14 Point Book Idea Checklist & Commercial Feasability Evaluation.

About Earma Brown

Earma Brown, 12 Book Authorpreneur, known by many as America’s Book Success Coach, “teaches experts, entrepreneurs, service professionals and especially WOW! Women who are struggling to pull all together in a  24/7 lead generating book.” Using her signature program ‘100 Days To A Book’, she is practicing what she preaches http://100daystoabook.com. She enjoys reading novels, writing books and collecting movies especially girlie movies…Read More Articles From Earma Brown

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