How Will Your Book Make a Difference? – Part1
What is stopping you from sharing your knowledge and experience? Don’t let Fear and Ego get in the way of writing and publishing your book.
The biggest obstacle for writing your book always comes down to fear and ego, these are the top 3 objections:
- Is my story interesting enough?
- Will people be interested in reading it?
- Is my writing good enough?
When in reality you should be asking yourself:
- How can I be of service to others with my book?
- How can I help other people with the knowledge and experience I have?
- How can I best get that knowledge across so it is easy for the reader to understand?
Asking these tough questions up front will help you organize your book with the benefits to the reader always at the forefront of your outline. The most challenging questions I always ask are at the beginning of my InspireABook™ workshops are:
- Who is your reader? (i.e. age, sex, demographics, customers, friends, family or specific group i.e. cancer patients, entrepreneurs, parents etc,)
- What will they learn by reading your book? (i.e. educational, inspirational, motivational etc)
Once you can answer these questions we have learnt the focus of your book and from here we organize your content to always reflect the lessons you want your reader to learn in a way it is easy for them to learn.
The latest book we published for Dr Gerry Fewster “Don’t Let Your Kids be Normal” is a good example of understanding your reader. Gerry had been published previously by an Academic press but he wanted to make sure this 4th book got into the hands of parents. We had to change his language and present his book in a different way to make it attractive to parents and carefully select a title and image to reflect that.
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