Book planning

How to write a book that sells

It’s not enough to write your book, put it on Amazon and hope that someone is going to buy it. Although you can turn your knowledge, wisdom and even your story into a book, it needs a great outline, a great structure, a great hook and ultimately a great idea to become a book that…

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Why writing your book won’t happen

We recently introduced Make It Happen days. The idea is that you schedule a whole day to focus on your book. Not only do you make the commitment to writing your book, you get us by your side to help you if you get stuck and give you coaching and mentoring to allow you to…

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Tips for writing a book – how long will it take to write it?

How to Find Time to Write a book

On a recent radio interview, I was talking about my tips for writing a book. I was asked the question: How long does it take to write a book? Well, of course it does depend on what else you have going on. So I thought you’d be interested in the answer and my tips for writing a…

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How to create the perfect book structure

How to Create the Perfect Book Structure

On a recent Book Masterclass, I talked about how difficult it can be for some business authors to choose the right topic for their book. They often have lots of ideas, lots of knowledge and then they struggle to put together the perfect book structure. If you don’t start with a structure, then the book will…

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What makes a good book title?

I was recently agonising over the book title for my next book. I had a working title, but as I did my final edits, I found it didn’t fit anymore, and I was starting to call it ‘The Book With No Name‘. Although I had many ideas, none of them were giving me the wow…

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How to create an effective book plan

Many business authors find themselves stuck when getting started with their book. They have lots of ideas, many things they could share, but no idea how to create the framework and start writing their book. And some do start writing. But then they get frustrated when they’re not sure where to take their words next. That’s why…

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A plan for writing a book

Do you have a plan for writing a book? As Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” You’ll know this is true if you had a grand plan for writing a book this year, and it simply hasn’t happened. There are all sorts of things that can get in the way – not…

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You can't write a book in a weekend

If you started this January with the thought that you were going to write a book this year and get it published, how’s it going? There are a lot of people talking about writing a book at the moment. And there are many people claiming to say that they can help you. I’ve lost count of the number…

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Writing a book the easy way

If you’re writing a book, would you prefer to do it the hard way or the easy way? A book is a big project and it’s not one to be taken lightly. It will take you time to write it. It will be a big part of your life for many months or more. And then…

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