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Writing a book is on the goal or bucket list for many people. The best practices aren’t that hard, it’s the actual fleshing out of the chapters that takes hard work. These are some of the things I’ve learned and best selling authors use:

  1. Define the persona of a single reader using Persona App
  2. Define the persona’s A (their starting point) when they starting reading your future book
  3. Define the persona’s B (their end point) when they finish reading your future book
  4. Define what they need from you in the form of only the most essential knowledge, tools, and ideas to get from A to B with a high success rate
  5. Create a list of chapter titles in the form of tweets (less than 140 characters)
  6. Create a list of subtitles for those tweets (again, less than 140 characters)
  7. Flesh out those titles using blogging, videos, podcasting, or Reactive Content Creation to actually write the chapters

And the key to step 7 is a consistent daily writing habit! If you’re not performing an important habit daily in some form or another, it probably isn’t that important. People who visit the gym 1-3 times a week, don’t have nearly the results as people who visit the gym 4-7 times a week. I highly recommend writing 500-1000 words a day, and to do it consistently. It will probably need tons of editing etc, but that’s fine. Because 500 words a day, after 6 months, is 165,000 words! That’s enough for nearly 3 books!