Roadmap Your Book
Writing a book is a lot like taking your car and going on a road trip. You can take it in many directions and travel to many different places with it before you arrive at your final destination. Sometimes, it can seem like there are no stops along the way, though, and that you may never really get to where you are trying to go.
It is for this reason it is critical to roadmap your book with a professional who can provide invaluable advice. When roadmapping your book, there are many steps to follow. The path you ultimately take will largely depend on how much of the book you want to write yourself, and how much you would like a ghostwriter to take on.
Write the Premise for Your Book in One Sentence
Sometimes, the most challenging part of writing a book is determining its premise. Even if you know the subject matter, you may not know the overall premise you want to convey. Narrowing down the subject matter you are considering into one sentence can give you a clearer and more concise understanding of what you want to say. A professional can also help you conceptualize your book if you are having trouble trying to piece together that one very important sentence.
Understand Your Reader
Of course, you want anyone who reads your book to find it engaging and compelling. For this to happen, you have to know how to connect with them and that requires a full understanding of your reader. Think about who might read your book in the future. What kind of background do they come from? What types of careers might they have? Are they social beings or introverts? Knowing who you are speaking to is of critical importance when determining what to say.
Create a Simple Outline
The old adage is that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. While this is also a cliche, it is true when writing a book. Creating a simple outline that shows what each chapter of your book will be about may not be the most exciting part of being an author, but it is one of the most important. The outline will act as the foundation of your book roadmap once you have it and will ensure the rest of the book writing process proceeds smoothly.
Use a Book Collaboration or Content Editing Professional
Creating a roadmap for your book can be very challenging, particularly if you are having trouble organizing your thoughts. A professional such as a book architect can help you from the earliest stages through to your proposal once you have a finished product so you have the best roadmap possible.
Our Ghostwriter Can Help You Roadmap Your Book
Sometimes, even knowing how to roadmap your book can be the most difficult part of the process. Justin Spizman is a ghostwriter and book architect who can assist with the many different parts of the process. He can also help you roadmap your book so you get off to the best start possible. Call or email us now or fill out our online form to request a free consultation with Justin.