Writer, reporter, editor, coach and marketer Dan Janal offers a lively plan for rapidly writing a nonfiction business book. He believes anyone can write a book, and he demystifies a process that may seem like high art to most folks. Janal suggests overcoming psychological barriers, like writer’s block, by using his well-defined structure. He includes exercises for practicing his tips. Anyone sitting on a book idea will find his positive outlook engaging. Janal recommends his manual to those who want to write a book primarily to build their brand and their reputation as leaders in their field.
Writing a book may seem daunting, but with the right plan, you can do it.
Most people who start writing a book never finish. Writing a book can have a positive impact on your business, your life and your readers’ lives. With the right plan, you can maintain focus on your idea, find the information you need, rally the support you need to finish and learn when to stop writing.
To make your writing process more intuitive, determine the most suitable structure for sharing your ideas.
Decide what type of book fits your abilities and needs as swell as your audience’s needs. Having the right structure will help make you more productive. Consider five general kinds of projects as guidelines to help you select the best type for you:
- If you have already written 140 tweets or tips, you have enough content to create a book that expresses your thoughts on an issue.
- If you have a blog, rework the content of your posts into a book to gain authority as a thought leader.
- If you give speeches and interviews, conduct podcasts, or make presentations or reports, you have enough content to present your ...