Be sure about these nine things

Without being very sure of the following nine things, your book project will not go very far. This is my “first thing first” plan to get you started:

  1. Why are you writing a book?
  2. Whom are you writing for – specifically?
  3. What do you want to write about?
  4. What will the reader gain from reading your book?
  5. Should what you are aiming to write even be a book?
  6. Develop a chapter-by-chapter outline….
  7. Think of how you will illustrate each step, lesson, or concept.
  8. Will you be using secondary sources…
  9. Make sure you have a compelling introduction and conclusion.

From “So They Say You Should Write A Book” by Jevon Bolden