A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life.
"I know I have a book in me."
"I've always wanted to be an author."
"People always ask me when I'm going to write my book."
"I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write."
These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line?
This book will light the wayoffering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Kelly Notaras is the founder of kn literary arts, an editorial book studio specializing in self-help, personal growth, and spirituality. Kelly started her career working as an editor for HarperCollins, Penguin USA, and Hyperion Books. Most recently she was the VP and editorial director at Sounds True, a multimedia spirituality publishing company in Boulder, Colorado. Since starting kn literary arts, she has been honored to edit a wide variety of personal-growth books including New York Times bestseller The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner, Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer, and Jump...and Your Life Will Appear by Nancy Levin.
Table of Contents
Foreword Reid Tracy xi
Introduction: Welcome to Your Book Journey xv
Part I Before You Start Writing
Chapter 1 Understand What You're Getting Yourself Into 3
Chapter 2 Get Clear on Your Motivation 23
Chapter 3 Craft Your Hook 43
Chapter 4 Build Your Outline 67
Part II The Writing Process
Chapter 5 Just Start Writing 83
Chapter 6 Handle Your Resistance 99
Chapter 7 Work with an Editor 117
Part III The Path to Publication
Chapter 8 Build Your Platform 143
Chapter 9 Find an Agent and Write a Proposal 165
Chapter 10 Publish Traditionally 189
Chapter 11 Publish Yourself 203
Epilogue: Your Book Will Change the World 225
Appendix A Sample Book Outline 227
Appendix B Outline Templates for Teaching Memoir and Narrative Memoir 231
About the Author 259
The Prisoners Literature Project 261
About kn literary arts 263