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Writing Chapters Fast For A Non-Fiction Book!

Book Tutorial: Writing Chapters Fast For Non-Fiction Book

Do you take your readers on a journey in your non-fiction book? Do you lead the way with writing chapters that are easy to understand? Or is it like sloshing around on a muddy unmarked road trying to read your book? My goal is to encourage you and give you some awesome tips in writing chapters for your non-fiction book.

After looking at a lot of books, including mine over the years I've noticed a few things. The most read (best sellers) non-fiction books have a highway guiding readers through their book chapters. That highway includes mile markers, exit signs and other road markers for each chapter. As we all know, it can get pretty stressful to take a journey without an easy road to travel.

Like most people, you enjoy a journey on a clearly marked road. So instead of leaving your readers to follow a muddy dirt road of disorganization through your book, use repeating elements to build a highway with easy markers (headings, lists and good paragraphs), exit signs (great summaries.)

For example, in John Maxwell's "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You" book, like a true expert he uses repeating elements. These repeating elements form a highway that lead you smoothly through each chapter. If you read the book, you noticed that each chapter had the same basic form (highway). For you to create chapters that lead and guide your readers like a highway include these eleven elements:

1. Chapter title: The title lets the reader know what they will read about. Use the same titling principles you used to title your book. Remember principles like create memes to tell a short story. Keep it short and parallel like in a list. Do your best to power punch it. Make each title grab your reader's attention once again.

2. Subtitle: The subtitle is optional. Most use it instead of the brief quote if their chapter title needs explaining or emphasizing in some way. For example, if you managed to start a story in the main title and you want to finish it in the subtitle, a subtitle emphasizes and explains its meaning.

3. Brief quote: Insert a brief but related quote directly following the title. You might consider a brief quote if you aren't using a subtitle. For both would be too much. One or two quotes from your speeches or other authorities in your field which support the title would be good.


4. Introduction: Begin each chapter with six to eight paragraphs of introduction. Write an introduction that include a story presenting the chapter's main principle or thesis. For short books three to four paragraphs sound great.

5. Opening statement: For example, you could open each chapter with a thought provoking question or a startling statistic that show where your audience is now (before reading your book.) Many start with a short story or analogy. Whatever you open with, make sure it's an attention getter to hook your reader.

Step out of your comfort zone use the tips above for writing chapters for your non-fiction book; mine your existing knowledge and highway leading to each chapter.

Ready to get started with writing chapters for your book faster? You can find the full lesson of 'Building A House For Your Chapters along with a growing list of bonus reports and other helpful resources in the Book Writing Course at website.

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