you wondering how to get your book written fast? You've conquered
the giant called procrastination. You've taken the time to learn
about book writing. You're ready to put action to your dreams.
All you need now is a plan to get it done. I have good news
for you! With a personalized plan or a step by step guide, you
can get organized and write your book faster than ever. Here
are seven organizational plans to write a book fast.
Use the "Ten Chapters with Ten Points" plan.
With this plan, you take the topical information that you have
gathered for the book. You divide this information into ten
sub-topics. You use your existing information first; then you
do research to fill in any holes. Create an outline from your
list of topics. Write your table of contents from your outline.
Take each sub-topic, write a chapter introduction, create ten
points and a summary. Then you write your front and back matter
including the book's introduction. With the "Ten Chapter
- Ten Point" plan, you will have at least 100 points to
angle and use to sell your book.
Hire a ghostwriter. If you don't have the time, the
know-how or the desire to write a book yourself, consider hiring
a ghostwriter. Celebrities are not the only ones that can do
this. Anyone from business owners to emerging solopreneneurs
are passing the book writing task on to a professional writer.
If this plan fits you, you might try Guru.com or oDesk.com.
I don't personally endorse either of these sites. But I have
heard good reports about them from others.
Supply a Q/A session. This guide is simple for the
one who has tons of experience, credentials or degrees. You
already eat, drink and live your topic. Simply, create a list
of questions most frequently asked in your field. List at least
ten; then answer each one in great detail. Include your stories,
examples and illustrations to amplify your solutions. Make sure
they are the questions your readers want to know and not just
what you think they want to know. One way to find out is to
ask them. For example, you could conduct a survey of a group
from your audience and use the top twenty-one questions. A variation
of this plan would be to interview the top gurus in your field.
Put your introduction, summary and the interviews inside your
Compile top mistakes or secrets. Everyone hates making
mistakes. In this plan, you can compile the top mistakes in
your industry with the solutions. List at least ten to twenty-one
mistakes you see being made in the day-to-day grind of your
field. Write in detail the solution or the way to avoid making
each mistake. Put at least a couple of mistakes you made inside
your book. Most people want to hear about you being the bug
on the windshield, at least sometimes. They may tune you out,
if you are the windshield all the time. A variation to this
plan would be to expose the top secrets in your field inside
Turn your talking points to teaching points. If you
are a stronger speaker than writer but still want a book. You
can do this; turn your speech talking points into teaching points
in your book. Perhaps, you conduct a poplular workshop. Have
your latest and best speech or workshop recorded. Then hire
a transcriptionist to transcribe your audio. Take your transcribed
audio or audios and form into a book. It might not be a good
read, if you take the transcription straight to print. So, create
a book outline; write an introduction and summary for each chapter.
Then insert the meaty parts from your audio in each chapter
to form your book.
Use your existing body of information. Gather all related
information from your files, speeches, workshops and more. List
and categorize each related body. Decide the core idea to write
your book on. The best idea to develop a book on is usually
the same one you have the most information for. Write your one
to two sentence thesis. Develop a working title from this core
idea. Create a mind map outline using every thing you gathered
from your existing body of information. Your core idea keywords
or working book title would be in the middle. Your sub-topic
keywords would be the branches extending from the middle circle.
After you are satisfied with the parts of your mind map, write
your book. Write in detail from each branch.
Implement the 100 Day Plan. First things first, make
the commitment. Write out your commitment to write your book
in the next 100 days. Create a writing schedule to fit within
the 100 days. Decide how long your book will be. Like, my book
will be ten chapters long; so I will write one chapter each
week. At the end of twelve weeks (100 days) you will have a
ten chapter book. You might be asking why ten instead of twelve.
In my 100 days to a book plan, I instruct my students to use
first week for organizing and planning. They write for ten weeks;
then the last week is for proofreading, polishing and make-up
Don't wait around any longer. You could be this
time next year still wondering if you can write your book. Put
the doubts aside. Choose one of the book writing plans above;
stop waiting and start writing. Your book writing coach sends
best wishes for you and your success as author.
can find the full lesson of How To Write A Book Fast along with
a growing list of bonus reports and other helpful resources
in the Book Writing Course at http://bookwritingcourse.com
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
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