How to Write a Non Fiction Book in 7 Days Flat: 5 New Rules for Marketers & Brand Builders

Who else would love to write a non fiction book in 7 days or less? Think that sounds too good to be true? Think that you’ve got to write a BAD book if you write it quickly, or with a system?

Think again! If you are someone who would love to see your name on Amazon, with a book that helps people, and builds BUZZ for your blog, brand, business and bank account, this article was written with YOU in mind.

Curious to know more? Continue reading as we take a closer look at 7 super simple new rules for self publishing a QUALITY book in only 7 days.

Rule #1: How many by when? This is so important, and is the piece that if you skip, you’ll simply lower the odds that you actually follow through and get it done.

Set a word count, and a day deadline and stick with it… good bad or indifferent. In other words, commit to publishing on the date you set, EVEN if the book you’ve created isn’t as good as you hoped it would be. (you can always go back and edit it once it’s live) Set a 7 day target, and a per diem content count, and stay fiercely focused on getting it done.

Rule #2: Teach, don’t write. This is super critical for non fiction books. If you fashion yourself to be Shakespeare, or are trying to write the WAR AND PEACE of your niche, market or topic, you’ll never get your book published. Think of yourself as a teacher, not a writer and the inclination to craft the perfect poetic prose won’t seem nearly as important. (and you’ll do help far more people as a result)

Rule #3: Teach one thing at a time: Avoid the urge to overwhelm, or data dump all of your niche knowledge in one place. Think small, but series. Stick with one simple take away or teaching per book, and aim to improve your audiences life in one concrete way per piece of content you self publish using this system

Rule #4: Make people better! This goes hand in hand with the teach don’t write ethos… and should be your primary purpose for writing the book in the first place. What have you touched, tasted, experienced or explored that can help me live a better, bolder, happier or healthier life? Focus on transforming the lives of those who trust you with their time and attention, and apply an altruistic energy to what you put out into the world. It will come back to you, I promise.

Rule #5: To get your book done in 7 days, structure it like this:

Intro
Core Concept
Exercise/Primary Technique
Challenges/FAQ
Homework
Small Ask
Big Ask

Every day, focus on just one element of the above, and get it done. Don’t play or stray from that day’s task, and you’ll be amazed and how quickly and easily you find your book finished as a result.