Today our expert guest is Mark Victor Hansen, inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer, and an author best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most published books. And in his new book — “You Have a Book In You” — Mark shares his personal secrets for bringing your story to life and creating the next best-seller.
When you choose to write a book, you are likely signing up to push yourself further than you’ve been pushed before. But where do you start? Mark says a great book starts with a galvanizing title. Your title has to be emotional, something that inspires you. The subtitle has to be logical in order to seal the deal. If you have those two things in place, you’re off to a great start.
Once you have your title, you want to write out all of your chapter headings in your preferred order. Once you do that, information starts pouring into your head about those ideas. You begin to recognize things out in the world about those topics and things come together quickly.
But what if you feel like you don’t have any time? Schedule out one 22-minute window where you can write completely uninterrupted. Once your mind is committed to being an author and creating this book, once you start actually writing for your future readers, the ideas will just flow to you and things will start coming together.
In the second part of our interview, Marc continues to outline the power of writing your own book.
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