Length: 146 pages
Publication date: 15 September, 2021
Buy from Amazon IN – https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B09DW38Y4D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 30 days is primarily written for the US audience so certain details (KDP, Upwork) may not apply to you. However, the book is filled with useful tips to prepare a framework before you start writing. It’s short and can easily be read in a day.
But the title is slightly misleading: the 30 days is only for writing the first draft and it’s assumed that you either know enough about the subject to start drafting headings and subheadings or you’ve already done your research.
Even so, I learned quite a few clever hacks that I wouldn’t have known otherwise such as how to write the perfect title and how to perform quick research for content ideas.
I’m not entirely sure if the author’s method of determining word count for each chapter will work well. I found the entire section on creating a blueprint (which he says is a crucial point) a bit complicated.
He gives some solid advice on getting the actual writing done using practical productivity methods and gamification. His tips on self-editing are quite useful, too.
I wasn’t happy about the author’s method of vetting freelancers on Upwork because I’m against such sites where people have to compete on price. But I understand his point of view as a client looking for a good deal.
If you’re considering writing a book and you need a push to get you started, this book gives you plenty of motivation and encouragement. Getting a book done from start to finish within 30 days may not be practical, but with the tips in this book, you can certainly get the bulk of your writing done.
(I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.)
This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mojo Box – A great way to sample brands before buying them.