I began writing professionally in 1987, and have written basically everything. Newspaper and magazine columns, screenplays, magazine articles and self-help books. Through all of these projects, the one thing I have learned, and the one thing that is common to all of them is that...
.... you must have a GOAL for the piece, the story, the book, whatever.
Without it, you flounder and get discouraged. Your writing is disjointed, and quite frankly, there is no reason for anyone to read it.
So when I hear people say, 'I want to be a writer", or "I've always wanted to write a book," I say, "Why? What is the goal?" Is it to help others, to share an experience, or transform the lives of others?
Do you have a message or story that needs to be told? Have you overcome trials and tribulations that have resulted in a system, plan or secret that can help others?
Then let's figure out how best to share your wisdom and get it out to the people that need your help.
To write and market your self-help or transformation book, you must start with your goal. To help you with that, I've created a worksheet that will help you define the goal of your book, who it is for, and why YOU are the person to help them.
Once you've done this, you will be well on your way to sharing your message, and maybe, just maybe, changing the world one reader at a time.
How much time do you have to grab your reader's interest?
About 5 seconds.
And what do they read first?
The back cover. Yes, you have to have a representative, catchy front cover. But it's the back cover that cinches the deal. A brilliant back cover copy can make people decide to open itand spend their hard-earned money to buy your book.
So how do you hook them with your back page?
Click HERE to get the Five Essential Components you must have on your Back Cover to Grab your Ideal Reader.