2903, 2017

How to Frame Your Book

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Let’s say you’ve got an idea for your nonfiction book, but you don’t know exactly how you’ll write it. You need a framework to give structure to your book and help sell it, too. Although you can probably build a house by hammering boards together, it’s more effective and efficient to build the frame first and then include the walls before you fill out the interior.

The framework for the book is WHAT you say and HOW you say it. Here are some ideas to find the best way to present your book. The most effective way to find great ideas is to brainstorm them. If you need some help with how to brainstorm a book idea, or anything really, check out my post 6 Ways to Brainstorm Your Book.

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1305, 2015

6 Ways to Brainstorm a Book

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The brainstorming process helps to flesh out ideas about your main topic or story idea. The ideas generated will serve as the chapter headings, subheadings, and topics within each chapter. The initial goal is not organization or a perfect storyline. Write as many ideas as possible without regard to whether is it good or bad, perfectly relevant or superfluous. Include individual thoughts, stories, quotes, or facts even if you don’t have the exact words or numbers. Use one, two, or all of the brainstorming techniques to find the one that yields the best results. The examples here focus on non-fiction topics, but they can also be used, in a general sense, for fiction. Although you can use a […]