January 14, 2007

Book Writing, Mackay Style

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:33 am by John Roney

As I am working through the book Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty, I have noticed that the chapters are all very short, all averaging 2-5 pages. My guess is that this style is easier to write because you don’t have to worry about the daunting feeling of long chapters and a long book. This book is almost 300 pages, but would be simple to write if you simple wrote one small lesson per day (70-100 lessons) in total for a 300 page book.

You could use a blog to capture your ideas, strategies, lessons and stories. When you have enough postings, you could simply give the blog to your ghostwriter and that person would have all they content he or she needs to write your book. Anyone can eat the elephant one bite at a time. I’ve seen authors get stressed out about writing their books, viewing it as a daunting task. I’ve been in that place myself. But when you view the task of writing a book as part a daily routine of creating blog posts, the whole job gets easier.

Of course, there is another simply and effective way to compose the content for a book, and that is to do a teleseminar. You simply get two or more people on the line, an interviewer helps, and deliver the information you want to talk about in your book. You have that call recorded and transcribed and give the transcripts to your ghostwriter to compile into your book. Plus, if you do a good job with the teleseminar you can turn the recording into an audio product like Stephen Pierce did with his book and CD set, Secrets of Creating Wealth.

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