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[Word Wise] Help Writing a Book, Step 1: What Problem Will Your Book Solve?
September 24, 2015

Write Better. Right Away.

Volume 11, Number 10: Issue #101 ... ISSN: 1933-9690

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FEATURE: Help Writing a Book, Step 1

What Problem Will Your Book Solve?

“I need book writing help!”

Writing a book can seem overwhelming. Where should you begin? What should you do first?

Here’s the truth: a book is just a series of small bits of writing, strung together. To write a book, simply break down the whole into smaller parts.

Then complete each small part, one at a time.

Your first step is to ...

Identify the Problem Your Book Will Solve

A good book addresses a problem and explains a way to solve it.

  • Choose a problem that interests you. You’ll be spending a great deal of time understanding this problem and writing about how to solve it. Make sure you are interested in it.

  • Choose a problem with which you have experience. It could be personal know-how or information you have acquired (or are eager to acquire during the writing process.) Experience allows you to write with the voice of authenticity and authority.

  • Choose a problem with a solution. Does the topic have potential to positively affect people’s lives? Is it entertaining or humorous? Will the content answer questions or impart a deeper understanding about people or the world?

  • Choose a problem with a solution that you believe in. Your name will be on this book for a long time. Make sure your investment is well placed.

Look for more book writing help in the next issue of Word Wise.

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