4 BIG Ideas For Your Book

4 BIG Ideas For Your Book That You & Your Readers Love! By Earma Brown

4 BIG Ideas For Your Book That You & Your Readers Love! By Earma Brown

Have you answered this question yet: What shall I write about?  Remember, my B.I.G. acronym stands for books inspire greatness. For now, if you don’t know what to write about, try these questions to help you identify a topic or area of focus. What am I passionate about? What do I want to know about? What can I see myself immersing in, researching and spending my weekend. Are you wondering what plan to use to get your book written fast using the tiny blocks of time you have available? You’re ready to take the plunge and fulfill your book writing dreams. I have great news! You already know with a personalized plan, you can get started fast and write your book faster than ever. Here’s four more ideas that might fit. If you don’t see the plan to fit you below, there’s forty six more organizational plans to write a book fast in our book camp.

1. Create a Quote Book. With this book writing plan, you compile a book full of famous, international thought leaders and little known quotes. Organize your book well with sections and topics. Create a quote index with names, quotes and page numbers for easy reference. A good example is Sherri McConnell’s, ‘Smart Women’s Book of Powerful Quotations.’ Inside her book are quotations from powerful women all over the world. It’s divided into inspiration, business, life and more.

Example Book Concepts: Smart Women’s Book of Powerful Quotations by Sherri McConnell; The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (Penguin Reference Books) by Robert Andrews

2. Write a History Book. My personal favorite history book is the family history book. With this plan, you can write a history book for your city, your state, family and much more. For example with the family history book plan, start with interviews of all the family elders; then interview all the special (notable – done something with their life) people. Plan to do at least ten to twenty interviews. Then research your family tree as far back as you can go. Consider Ancestry.com for research. As an option, solicit favorite family stories from family members. A friend of mine filled her family history book with nearly twenty interviews, seven generational family  tree  groups  with  about  3000  individual  family  members. Then she received ninety-eight short stories from family contributors. Later she presented the book to the family at an annual reunion as a family keepsake, available for purchase.

Example Book Concepts: Broadway Generations by Marie Toms; The Journey by Eugene Broadway; Broadway Connections by Dennis Jerome Turner

3. Inspire others with a devotional or inspirational book. Since I love inspiring people, I really enjoy writing this type of book. The plan is similar to the journal book. In fact you could easily combine this type with a journal book. You would simply create spaces for journaling in each chapter. The plan is to create the chapters around a time frame. You would write one chapter for each day or per week of the time frame. For example, people love delving into a thirty day, forty day or even sixty day devotional or inspirational book. It would take more commitment; but you might consider fifty two weeks or a 365 day book.

Example Book Concepts: Daily Steps for God Chicks: The 90-Day Devotional for Real Women by Holly Wagner (Feb 28, 2006); A Woman After God’s Own Heart®–A Daily Devotional by Elizabeth George (Sep 1, 2007); Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Counting Your Blessings and Having a Positive Attitude by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville (Sep 28, 2010)

4. Write a How-To Book. The How-To is another one of my personal favorites. At the time of this writing half of my twelve books are how-to books. In the How-To book writing plan, you take a process or a task and break it into manageable steps for your reader. For example, in Lilyan Wilder’s book “7 Steps To Fearless Speaking” she breaks her topic into seven steps her readers can take to arrive at fearless speaking. Consider this plan if you are knowledgeable and/or experienced in your field. You can easily come up with the easy steps you are always sharing with your clients already. For some, the task becomes paring your steps down to ten or less.

Example Book Concepts: How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin (Sep 13, 2011); The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by Samantha Ettus (Sep 22, 2009)

Don’t delay starting and finishing your book project any more! If you do wait some more, you could be this time next year still wondering if you can write your book fast in the little time you have available. Put any doubts and fears aside. Choose one of the book writing plans above; stop waiting and start writing. Your book writing coach sends best wishes for you and your success as author.

Ready to take the plunge and write your book fast? You can find the full lesson of How To Write A Book F.A.S.T. & 50 Personalized Book Writing Outlines and Plans along with a growing list of bonus reports and other helpful resources in the 100 Days To A Book Course & Membership at http://100daystoabook.com website.

Go to your greatness.

Earma Brown

Best wishes for success from America’s Book Success Coach

Forthcoming book: The New Book Success Model

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Earma Brown, aka America's Book Success Coach, 12 Book Authorpreneur, Indie Publisher, and Creator of Book Success Academy, teaches entrepreneurs, experts, professionals, writers and wow women how to write and publish a 24/7 lead generating book YOU and their readers love and create multiple money streams for life.” Visit New! Jumpstart Resource: Free Book to get started with a book of your own.

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