self-help books

transformational nonfiction book that solves an urgent problem: the elements

Write a Transformational Nonfiction Book That Solves an Urgent Problem

Why should someone buy your transformational nonfiction book? Because you’re going to solve an urgent problem of theirs. Back when ...
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HOW TO WRITE A BOOK BASED ON YOUR LIFE

We all have a book inside us. We may even have several! If you want to know how to write ...
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WRITING PROMPTS FOR MEMOIR WRITERS WHO DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START

Often, aspiring memoir writers know they want to start telling their stories but are unsure of how to begin the ...

4 WAYS TO DISTINGUISH YOUR BOOK FROM COMPARATIVE BOOKS

Seeking a book deal? Definitely self-publishing? Either way, you need to know how to create a comparative books list. As an in-house ...
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TITLING YOUR NONFICTION BOOK WITH HELP FROM THE INTERNET

During the process of beginning to write your nonfiction book, you’ll want to start thinking about titles. I find that ...

CONCEPTUALIZE A MEMOIR OR SELF-HELP BOOK BASED ON YOUR STORY OF OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

“What’s in it for me?” That’s a key question on the mind of a potential follower/book buyer who is interested in mind/body/spirit nonfiction, ...
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SELF-HELP BOOK CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE: A HANDY GUIDE

In my YouTube video on structuring a self-help book, I described the parts of a self-help book. Each of these parts ...
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HOW TO STRUCTURE A SELF-HELP BOOK: PARTS AND CHAPTERS

Writing a self-help book? Start with this structure: Define the problem Give the history of the problem Explain what the ...
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FIND A LITERARY AGENT WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU (AND YOUR BOOK): THREE TIPS

Most larger book publishers insist that you submit your book through a literary agent, although many smaller publishers do not. ...
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FIVE KEYS TO MAKING YOUR SELF-HELP BOOK A HUGE SUCCESS

Wrapping up a book project is always bittersweet for me. As a developmental editor, I’m like a book’s “midwife”: I’m ...