10 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Write a Non-Fiction Book
Do you dream of writing a book for your business? If you do, you’re not alone. Writing a non-fiction book is a great way to position yourself as an expert in your industry. This is something many entrepreneurs desire to achieve but only a few go on to achieve this. These aspiring writers fall into the trap of starting to write the second a great idea comes to mind. Before you start writing it’s important to evaluate your book idea. Evaluating your idea will help you determine whether your book is worth writing. To help you, I’ve created a list of 10 questions you need to answer before you write a non-fiction book.
What is your book idea?
Who will read your book?
Why will your ideal reader buy your book?
Why are you the best person to write this book?
Is your book unique and necessary?
Do you have enough content to fill a book?
How will you describe your book’s content?
Before you write the first draft it’s important to describe the content of the book. Once you have created an outline for your book, the next step is to start assembling a table of contents. This will help you to determine whether your book is in a logical order and included all the information. The next step is to write a short summary describing the contents of each chapter. At this stage, all you need is one or two lines for each chapter. This will help you write after and avoid writer’s block when writing your first draft.
If you describe the contents of your book it will make it easier to create a list of reader benefits. These benefits are how your book change your reader’s life. This list of benefits will come in handy when you start to market your book. It’s important to get clear on these benefits before you start writing. This will ensure the book lives up to expectations and delivers the results promised.
How will you reach your readers?
Is this the only book you will write on this topic?
How will you publish your book?
As always, I have an important question for you. Do you dream of writing a non-fiction book for your business? What actionable steps are you going to take to decide whether your book idea is worth writing? I want to hear from you. Let me know by sharing your story in the comments section below.
I’m Amelia. I write Mystery Novels under the pen name A. D. Hay. And, I’m the author of Missing, the first book in the James Lalonde series. On this blog, I help new writers to finish their first draft, prepare their manuscripts for professional editing, and when they get stuck in the first draft phase or are confused about the revision process. Right now, I’m editing and preparing my soon to be published mystery novels, Duplicity, 24 Hours, and Immunity for publication.