A huge part of writing a book is getting your ideas down on paper. As a speaker, communications strategist and author of 6 books, Sam Horn knows a thing or two about the authoring process. In this episode, Sam talks about the “5 C’s” of writing a book, offers some resources for aspiring writers, and dives deep into the nuts and bolts of writing a book.
1:43 What is the very first step that someone needs to take before writing a book?
3:27 Sam talks about the focus required to write a book. She also talks about the “5 C’s”.
8:23 More of the “5 C’s”…
13:29 The last C is the big litmus test.
16:48 What does a strong book title look like? Sam has 3 guidelines.
24:36 Can you coin your own word?
27:08 Once you have your title in place, how do you get your ideas onto the page?
37:23 Many people think that you need tons of free time to write a book.
38:43 What is a “third place”?
42:34 Sam fields some questions from the live audience.
43:14 When you make notes on napkins, scraps of paper, or wherever you write on the fly, how can you organize them afterwards?
47:54 What does Sam think about ebooks?
50:23 Can you use oration to get your thoughts in order?
54:07 At what point do you know a title is a good fit for you?
56:30 Reiterating the importance of the “5 C’s”.
You can connect with Sam at http://samhorn.com/. Please note- the giveaway that Sam mentions is no longer in use. You can get Sam’s free ebook- Confused People Don’t Say Yes by signing up on her website.