If you are looking for a systemized approach to writing a book, Write Your Book in a Flash by Dan Janal is a practical resource you’ll enjoy.
This is one of those prescriptive non-fiction books that is all business, in a good way. If you’re ready to write a book but are a bit stuck you’ll appreciate Janal’s jump-right-in approach.
Covering topics like overcoming blank canvas syndrome, framing your message and the secret to writing your book fast, Write Your Book in a Flash takes readers from wondering what you can write a book about to outlining and planning in 21 chapters.
There’s nothing fancy about this book. It’s a quick read, to the point and filled with tips and case studies. I’ll also note it was definitely written in a flash and not 100 per cent polished. That said, if you’re looking for a prosey literary piece on publishing then I don’t think you’d be interested in this book anyway.
So. If you’re ready to strap in and write but you’re wondering where to start, this is a great option.
Write Your Book in a Flash Synopsis
Do You Want to Know the Secret to Writing a Non-Fiction Business Book Without Wasting Time or Money?
Write Your Book in a Flash shows business executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders how to get focused fast, so you can write your book without tearing your hair out.
Most people dream of writing a book, but they get stopped in their tracks because of a fatal flaw. Without a clear system for writing a book, nothing gets finished.
The secret to completing a book quickly is to have a system. Unlike books that show you why you should write a book, this book actually shows you how to write a book! You’ll discover:
- How to write a simple outline that makes the writing process faster and easier
- How to research interesting ideas, stories, and facts so you never run out of ideas or information
- Overcoming “The Imposter Syndrome” and other limiting beliefs that stifle nearly every would-be author
- Clear examples that show you what to do (and what not to do)
- Empowering exercises that show you how to write better and faster
- Simple how-to steps anyone can follow to write a book
You’re about to learn a simple and proven system for writing a book that matters.
Even if you hated writing in the past, you’ll finally feel good about writing your book. Most importantly, you’ll have all the tools you need to get the job done!
A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Book
This is the perfect book to read if you are a thought leader, entrepreneur or business executive who wants to write a business book to build your personal brand, open doors to new opportunities, and leave a legacy of wisdom to future generations. Business leaders who write books get more clients at higher fees, have more impact, develop more credibility, and have more influence where it matters most: in front of clients, customers, and prospects.
Unlike other books on writing, Write Your Book in a Flash doesn’t debate the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Instead, it shows how to use your own work style and personal strengths, preferences, and personality, so you can write the book you were meant to share with the world.
Dan Janal has written more than a dozen books that help businesses build their brands, including seven books for publishing giant Wiley. He is an award-winning, daily newspaper reporter and business newspaper editor. As a publicity and marketing expert, he has helped more than ten thousand authors and experts build their platforms over the past sixteen years. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University’s famed Medill School of Journalism.
Dan’s journalism awards include the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Award for Excellence in News Writing, the Florida National Education Association’s Newsmaker Award for distinguished news coverage of public education in Florida, and the Greater Orlando Press Club’s Investigative Reporting award.
Write Your Book In a Flash is published by TCK Publishing.
Other books about writing books
- Dancing on the Head of a Pen
- Story Sparks: Finding Your Best Story Ideas
- Jeff Herman’s Guide To Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents
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