Writing a Bookby@brandonwilson

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Documenting the process of writing a book 200WAD style

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Feb 22, 2020

Change your idea from a noun to a verb

In the dictionary, the word "idea" is categorized as a noun. From a grammatical perspective, this is correct. Ideas are things. But ideas are not worth anything until you take action on them. I like to watch the show Shark Tank. Each episode, entrepreneurs pitch ideas to millionaires and billionaire...

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Feb 8, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 20 Writing Your Book

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Feb 6, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 19 The Writing and Editing Plan

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Jan 22, 2020

4 AM

I was wide awake a full hour and a half earlier than my anticipated wake-up time. There is no set it and forget it with sleep. You can do all the right things and still end up with issues. As I like to say, every once in awhile the lion gets out of its cage. According to the Oura ring, I had 6h 14m ...

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Jan 20, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 4 - Audience

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives What's a book with no audience called? A diary. Audience mistake #1: Going broad instead of niche. The riches are in the niches. Audience mistake #2: Don't know why the audience will care. Your audience doesn't care about your book. They...

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Nov 3, 2019

Chapter 1 Excerpt - Daylight Saving Time

Two years ago I was traveling to Baltimore, Maryland for work in November. I happened to be in the office Monday morning after daylight saving time (DST) caused clocks to be set back one hour. One employee arrived at the office a half-hour late, and she was immediately called out by a co-worker. Her...

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Feb 5, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 18 Chapters 11 and 12 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Feb 1, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 17 Chapters 9 and 10 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Jan 18, 2020

Writing a Book Series Part 16 Chapters 7 and 8 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Dec 14, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 15 Chapters 5 and 6 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Nov 11, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 14 Chapters 3 and 4 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Sep 14, 2019

Bottom-line me your book

"Hey man, you know me. I don't read books. I don't have time to read books. I'll buy yours just to help you out but I won't read it. So just give me the best sleep tip you have." "Well, there are a lot of tips in there and something for everyone. There might be some things you already do and others ...

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Oct 4, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 13 Chapters 1 and 2 Outlines

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Part 12 - Outline th...

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Sep 24, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 12 Outline the Introduction

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure Most authors think t...

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Sep 14, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 11 - Outline Chapter Structure

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters Part 10 - Table of Contents Now that I have brainstormed chapters and put them in or...

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Sep 10, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 10 Table of Contents

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title Part 9 - Outline Chapters After brainstorming chapters, the next step is to create the Table of Contents. To c...

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Sep 7, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 9 Outline Chapters

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Part 8 - Title It is now time to create the outline of the book. The outline is the architecture of your book. Step 1: Brains...

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Sep 4, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 8 Title

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check Part 7 - My book description Your title is the most important marketing decision you'll make. It is the thing that defines your book. The first piece of i...

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Sep 2, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 7 - My Book Description

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Part 6 - Cocktail party pitch and North Star check I know I will improve this down the road. But for now this is what I have crafted for my book description. Inadequate sleep is slowly killing you. You don...

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Sep 1, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 6 Cocktail party pitch and North Star check

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience Part 5 - Idea Cocktail party pitch Imagine your ideal reader read the book and got tremendous value and now all they want to do is tell other people about the book. Why do people share? 1. They took a lot of value from ...

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Aug 29, 2019

Writing a Book Series - Part 5 Idea

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives Part 4 - Audience It's time to write the book description. Don't write the book you think your audience "should" read. Write the book your audience wants to read. Guidelines: * It won't be perfect * Basic description * Take less than ...

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Aug 24, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 4 - Audience

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Part 3 - Objectives What's a book with no audience called? A diary. Audience mistake #1: Going broad instead of niche. The riches are in the niches. Audience mistake #2: Don't know why the audience will care. Your audience doesn't care about your book. They...

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Aug 20, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 3 - Objectives

Part 1 - Fear Solving Part 2 - Positioning Q1: How do you want your book to serve your readers? What will they get out of it? * The reader will understand how important good sleep is and will recognize how some of the current problems he or she faces are tied to inadequate sleep. * The reader will...

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Aug 18, 2019

Writing a Book Series Part 2 - Positioning

Part 1 - Fear Solving Positioning is the place your book occupies in the mind of your reader and how that reader perceives your book as fulfilling his or her needs. > Nobody is interested in you or anything you have to say, do, or sell unless it's an answer to a question they're already asking. Firs...

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