How to Write a Book “The Easy Button” Way: Write a Tips Book
Have you ever dreamed of writing a book that would establish you as an expert worthy of attention? Have you seen authors get attention at seminars or on TV and thought, “I wish that was ME”? Writing a book is easier than you think when you know a few insider secrets. One kind of book above all others is the easiest to write.
You probably already know that authors get all the attention. It\’s because people innately trust authors. So if you are an expert in your niche, or if you are a business owner (which still makes you an expert) without a book, it\’s time to write one. In fact, becoming an author is essential, and it should be moved off the “someday I\’ll” list and onto the “Do it now” list.
Anything is easier when you have a system, so that is what I am about to share with you. I\’m giving you the “easy button” steps to write a book. And remember, you don\’t have to write 300 or even 200 pages to be the author of a “real book.”
You are an expert in something (probably several “somethings”), and no doubt you know some of the insider strategies or shortcuts that people crave. Everyone wants the easy way, right? If you have ways to save someone time, make something simple, or improve results, you have the makings of a tips book.
The easy path is to write a “tips book.” This is simply a whole list of tips with a few paragraphs about each one. I\’ll show you how, step by step, right now.
Before I show you how, step by step, I know you have this question:
“How many tips do I need in order to make a book?”
The answer is, “It\’s up to you.” There is no Law written somewhere on stone tablets saying “this many pages maketh a book.” One of my books is 152 pages. Another is 32. They\’re both books and they both make me officially “an author.”
One author I know loves to write 101 tips. I saw one book with 273 tips. One author converted a weekly tip from their blog into a 52 tips book. The choice is yours. There is no need to over complicate it.
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Example: A gifted cook could write a book sharing 65 simple baking techniques your grandma never taught you. Each page would have the tip and a few paragraphs of explanation. Why is this method for how to write a book so powerful?
Because – You have all the information you need already. There is no research. – It doesn\’t take much time. You can write a tips book in a weekend if you wish. – When your book is done (which will happen in a very short amount of time), you will prove to yourself that you can write a book.
How to write your tips book, step by step:
You may decide to use your word processor or use more “old timey” methods like a pad of paper or a stack of index cards. Just write each tip, in full or in your own shorthand.
Write each tip at the top of a page. Leave a few blank spaces and then write the explanation. You decide the length, but tips are by nature quick. So don\’t get carried away.
Insider writing secrets – Write to one person not to “you guys.” Only one person is reading the book. – Make sure you give your reader a reason to visit your website, such as a free downloadable gift. – The end of the book is the beginning of a relationship, so make an irresistible offer to your reader at the end of the book.
Congratulations! You now know how to write a tips book.
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Ronda Del Boccio is a transformational storyteller, author, mentor, and speaker serving authors, entrepreneurs and small business owners. She creates simple yet powerful systems so that anyone can become an Instant VIP author of your own book. Accept her free multimedia mini-course showing you how to write a book.