you picked up a book to read and noticed a wall of text or a
confusing order? Did it inspire you to read on? Or did it cause
you to lose heart and put the book down?
is poor organization is a turn off to most book readers. Chances
are the author does not get a second chance. Not many will wade
through sloppy book writing and organization to get to the real
book organization pulls your readers in for the read. Whether
you are writing solutions for your clients in the work field
or inspirational tips for the volunteers in a cause, your well
organized words will work powerfully for you.
write a book your readers love to read? Start with this short
checklist to translate your professionalism to more profits.
Then write your ticket to success through a well organized book.
Write attention grabbing chapter titles. Do your chapter
titles do their job? I mean do they help explain what‘s
in your book? Do they capture the interest, engage, or shock
the senses of your potential reader. Chapter titles set the
stage for your potential audience. They work to grab your potential
reader by the collar and pull them in for the read.
Craft easily noticed headlines. Add magnetic pulling
power and punch to every chapter that will help get your message
read. Use your headlines to create excitement, anticipation
and enthusiasm for more. Express the heart and passion of your
message through your headlines.
Write body copy that aids readability. Aim for short
sentences and paragraphs. Slash your sentences to under 15-17
words. Don't bog your readers with complex sentences. Remember
multiple phrases slow your reader's comprehension. Make it easy.
Get to the point fast.
Use sub-headings and bullets to further organize. Don't
forget to use your title writing skill for your chapter sub-headings.
Even bullet points will have pulling power if they are developed
correctly. Take every opportunity to keep leading your reader
along with attention keeping sub-headings and bullets.
Insert graphics that explain not distract. Choose your
graphics carefully. They must flow with the theme of your book.
Make them further explain your topic. If you choose graphics
poorly, they end up distracting your reader. Distracted readers
may fall asleep and miss your important message.
Develop pull quotes that summarize. Use pull quotes
sparingly but do use them. To make an important point in your
chapter, put it in the pull quote. Many times your readers will
read the pull quotes first. Then you get to emphasize the point
again when they're reading the regular part of the chapter.
Apply white space. Never make your book look like a
wall of text. You will frighten lots of readers away and they
may never read your message. Most readers start out as skimmers.
Your job is to snag their attention with your well organized
copy including white space and attention grabbing headlines
throughout your book.
ready to stamp pro on your self published book? Remember to
write sizzling chapter titles, craft easily noticed headlines,
write body copy that aids readability, use sub-headings to further
organize, insert graphics that explain, develop pull quotes
to summarize important points and don't forget white space.
Now go; write a book your readers will love to read and make
us all proud!
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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