I’m really excited for this episode because it’s my very first on-air coaching call I’m hosting on the Blogger to Author Podcast. I know that a lot of you have specific questions about your books, especially if you’re trying to plan out your book from scratch. Many of you have downloaded my free “5-Step Guide to Creating Your First Book” or my free “Health & Wellness Book Planner,” but you’re still feeling stuck. So, I’m putting together these on-air coaching calls with prospective authors who are feeling a little stuck, too, and I hope that listening to me work with them one-on-one will help you find your path forward as well.
In today’s call, I’m chatting with Suzi Fevens of Confessions of a Fitness Instructor. Suzi loves to write and she’s been thinking about writing a book for a while, but she was struggling to come up with a good idea for a book topic. And, she was unsure of what she should put in her book. In this on-air coaching call, I walk her through the book planning process in my Fast Author Framework™ to help her come up with a great idea for a book that will serve her people and help her build her business.
If you’re having trouble figuring out what you should write your book about, I hope you’ll find this coaching call helpful! And, even if you already have a topic picked out and you have your plan written, I still think you’re going to get some valuable tips to improve the content in your book. Either way, definitely make sure you listen to my on-air coaching call with Suzi.
2:04 Learn more about Suzi and her background
7:10 Why Suzi wants to write a book
8:20 How Suzi’s book should fit into her business
9:15 What Suzi wants to be known for
10:20 How Suzi’s book will help her build her business
12:15 Where’s Suzi is getting stuck
13:20 Diving into Suzi’s ideal reader
15:30 What Suzi’s ideal reader needs to know about her area of expertise
17:45 Finding the overarching theme and positioning for Suzi’s book
20:40 The transformation Suzi’s readers will have at the end of her book
25:55 Finding Suzi’s reader path
30:51 How Suzi can start to put together her book’s outline
31:20 Getting client or audience input for the book’s content
32:40 Places to do market research for the book
34:38 How many chapters should Suzi put in her book, and how long should they be?
37:20 What’s the ideal length of a health and wellness book?
41:22 What software should you use to write your book?
45:56 Where you can go to connect with Suzi
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Suzi Fevens is an award-winning fitness instructor, nutirtion coach, yoga instructor and wellness expert living in Nova Scotia, Canada where she lives with her husband and two cats. In addition to teaching clases and coaching nutrition clients, Suzi also is the blogger behind “Confessions of a Fitness Instructor” and has the “Wellness Simplified Podcast” where she shares simple tips to help you live your healthiest life without turning your life upside down.
If you need help planning out your book, including choosing the right topic that will mesh perfectly with your business or deciding what should go into your book, consider signing up for one of my Book Mapping Sessions. We’ll meet for 75 minutes and I’ll walk you through the planning section of my Fast Author Framework.™
The Book Mapping Session is perfect for any nonfiction author who is struggling to come up with a plan or outline for their book. You’ll receive an exclusive set of worksheets to go through before our call to make sure you get a ton of value out of the call. Based on your answers from the worksheets, I’ll also do a little market research to help us make sure that you’ll be writing a great book that’s competitive in your market. Then, we’ll have a one-on-one video conference (75 minutes) will help you create a detailed outline for your nonfiction book. You’ll walk away from the call with a detailed outline that will make your book writing time much easier and more focused, saving you a ton of time during the planning and writing processes.
Ready to jump into the planning process? You can sign up for your Book Mapping Session here!
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