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The Author Training Manual by James Scott Bell, Nina Amir

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STEP #2: KNOW WHAT YOUR BOOK IS ABOUT AND WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ (BUY) IT

Goal: Learn what your book is about by developing and writing your Overview.

Note: If you are in the early conception stages of your book and you don’t have a loose idea of what content is going in your book, you might have difficulty with some of the exercises in this section. That’s okay. Just keep working through this chapter’s exercises to the best of your ability. Then move on to complete the steps that follow. You will be asked several times to return to this step to review and revise.

What Is Your Book About?

1. Exercise: Write a short description of your book—a “book summary.” Describe your nonfiction book, or summarize your novel to the best of your ability. ...

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