Do you have a book burning within you that you want to write? Want to write about a life experience, a cause on your heart, or a spiritual or theological theme? Maybe you’re a speaker and have one message you want in a book. How do you get that material into a reader-friendly, marketable, publishable book? Award-winning author Jeanette Windle shares these simple steps.
If you’re a speaker more than you are a writer, the easiest way to write your book is to speak it. Find a person you can tell your entire story to. When you’ve finished taping the story, transcribe it to a computer and you’ll have the raw material for a book. Or if you’re teaching from the platform, do the same.
Once you have the raw material, here’s how to transform it into a book:
1. The intro: begin at a point of crisis or climax. What was the anecdote that made you want to write the book ?
2. The main body: divide each chapter into 3 parts. Each chapter will have a) one anecdote or point of your story, b) the bible application or life lesson you learned, c) the take-away for the reader.
3. The epilogue: describe where God has taken you today.
Do you have any tips to add?