Brainstorming Your Book: 6 Steps Not to Skip

Brainstorming Your Book

Brainstorming Your Book

Brainstorming Your Book: 6 Steps Not to Skip

Brainstorming your book continues today. Our recent posts and podcasts have emphasized the importance of writing a book. This episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series continues this training on how to brainstorm your book.

In the previous episode, we discussed the first 3 steps in the book brainstorming process.

·     What is the goal for your book? This is the first step that many first-time authors skip. However, it is probably the single most important decision that you need to make.

·     What will your book be about? You must refine your message. Who is your ideal client? Why does he need your book? What unique insight can you provide?

·     How will you incorporate your story into your book? Remember that you have an important message that only you can share. It is your job to uncover and share your unique story.

 In this episode, we discuss the next 3 steps in brainstorming your book.

Begin Your Research

You must discover what kind of book will appeal to your ideal client. You must get a good understanding of what they are already reading. You will also need to find out WHY they are reading the top-selling books in your niche. Try to read the top 10 best-selling books in your niche. As you read and review, think about how your book will offer different angles that have not been covered before. Also, try to determine what is missing from the other books.

Start an Outline to Help You Organize Your Content

To successfully finish your book, you need a good idea of what you will be writing about. An outline will help keep you focused. An outline will also help you limit the scope of the book. Remember, if you did not include the topic in your outline, exclude it from the book.

Set Goals and Deadlines

Whether you are writing a 20-page mini-book or a 350-page opus, you must follow a writing schedule. Take a tip from us, you want to create an unbreakable goal-driven schedule. Set daily writing goals. For example, if you plan to write a 30,000-word book in a month, plan on writing 1000 words a day. That could take 1-4 hours, depending on how fast you write.  If you decide to speak your book aloud into a recorder, to save time, then be sure to schedule time for that. Be sure to decide on the days of the week and the number of hours that you will devote to writing.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Next week we will conclude our training on brainstorming your book on My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, so that you will not miss it!

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