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    • 3. BOOKS, eBooks, PDFs,OH MY!



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About This Class

Do you want to write a NONFICTION BOOK

Are you struggling to get it written?

The journey of a thousand miles to writing a book begins with a single BOOK chapter.  There are many strategies you can use to start writing a book

You can just start writing, although this method works for very few people because sometime during the writing process, you are going to hit a roadblock and not know how to continue, and you’ll end up with a pile of mess, and you might quit.

You can continue to stare at the blank page overcome with writer’s block, or continue to let the notes from a book linger in your computer’s cloud, a notebook, a desk drawer, in your brain.  

Or you can take the first STEP to writing your book by writing a bite-sized book chapter AKA a SMAPTER.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover how to write an intoxicating Nonfiction Book Chapter
  • A list of nonfiction book structures and explanations, from which you can choose one and easily begin to write your book chapter
  • Bit sized tips for writing a nonfiction book
  • Discover ways to fill your chapter with unique content (intoxicate)
  • An exciting and brief look at the New Writing & Publishing Universe
  • Easy way to conquer Writer’s block

Course will teach:

    • How long should a chapter be?
    • How many words should I have in my chapter?
    • How many chapters should my book have overall?
    • Is there one structure that works better than another?

Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to write a nonfiction book, and who will keep an open mind to embrace and learn about book chapter writing and what's trending in the New Writing and Publishing Universe, which includes short Kindle books.

No prior book writing experience is required.

Franki (FBK) is a seasoned writer's writer - whatever that means - it sounds good.

She is an indie author of several books including the Mega Nonfiction Outline book.  She is top-rated freelancer and ghostwriter.

She’s  helped hundreds of people create nonfiction books and outlines. Additionally, she's answered hundreds of questions from around the world on the topic of nonfiction book writing. 

She blogs at


Some exciting news!

There are several ways to write chapter of a nonfiction book and in this workshop, you’ll discover

  • Unique and intoxicating book chapter writing methods
  • How long should a chapter be? (Word count)
  • Various Chapter structures
  • You’ll create a chapter for your nonfiction book

Write on!

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Franki B. Kidd

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Franki (FBK) is a writer’s writer. She's an author who writes with a colorful simplicity. 

The hundreds of eBooks that she’s written for clients through online freelancing sites have become hot new releases and best sellers in their category.

She prides herself on writing and teaching others how to write books and compelling content that inspires the reader to take action: pursue a dream, learn something new, buy your product, start a business, make money online and much more.

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1. INTOXICATE: HOW TO WRITE A NONFICTION BOOK CHAPTER: Intoxicate Craft. The perfect nonfiction book chapter. I'm Frankie. Everyone calls me FBK. Please call me FBK. I'm an independent author. I wrote two mega outline e books. I'm a top brain goes writer. I have created and written hunters of outlines and nonfiction books. I teach a seasonal book running boot camp. Enough about me. Let's get to why you came here about this course. In this course, I'll show you how to slay the being bear book Dragon. OK, it's not really big, and he's not really a drag. Translation. I'll show you how to write a nonfiction book. I'll provide you with several nonfiction book structures and teach you everything you need to know about book chapter writing. This includes how longer Chapter should be had to make your chapter unique. How to make your chapter saying, OK, that's not good singing. I'll show you how to conquer Writer's block is so much more. You okay? That's not really you, but I didn't have a picture. You upload one chapter page a single page to the project gallery. I'll check it out. I'll check the page out because I love helping writers. This course is for anyone who wants to write a nonfiction book chapter? Maybe you've started a book, but you couldn't finish. Or maybe you've never started because you didn't know how. Or maybe you never started because you find overwhelm. Whatever the case, you don't need any experience to take this course because the journey of 1000 miles starts with a single book chapter. Guess what? Clicking the role today. Write a book chapter tomorrow. Thank you. I'll see you in the course. 2. 5 STEPS TO WRITE A NONFICTION BOOK CHAPTER: we're going to kick start. This course off with a test is an easy task that involves answering five questions. You'll notice that I have typed the questions on a index car. That's because I want you to write your answers on something small, like an index card or a folded piece of paper. The reason being is that I don't want you to make this assignment bigger than it is. Whether you are taking this course for a book chapter writing practice or thinks chapters for an actual book, you plan to write, take the time to answer these questions because doing so, will they equip you to write a very solid chapter Now? I would prefer that you did the questions now, even if you had to go off and do just a little research to wrap your brain around the questions. But, however, if you want to hold off on answering these questions and get a little more into this course , and this includes reviewing the PDF and resource link that I'm attaching, that's perfectly fine. Just be sure. The answer. The questions before you write your book chapter says answering these questions are a crucial component to you doing so let's begin. Question Number one. Pick a nonfiction book Structure. A nonfiction book structure, is a type of book. Knowing which nonfiction structure you wish to use will keep you focused when writing your book chapter. I'm attaching a document with a list of nonfiction book structures and a brief explanation that you can choose from Step two. Our question to give book a working title. Don't overthink it. A book's title can change later. Hand hit the word working. Some people have had the title of their book in their head for a long time. Those lucky people. Others don't have an inkling of a book title. Just pick a working title that represents what your book will be about. It's okay to use a one word title for now. So, for instance, if your book is about let's say Productivity, just name it productivity. You don't need to give it a subtitle title or anything like productivity in the 21st century. Nope. Don't need it. Question number three right? What her book will be about in one sentence. Don't worry about writing a fancy sentence. I'm not the grammar Police is even okay At this point, if you need to write a couple of sentences, they give a little summary or synopsis of your book. If it helps, you better explain the book. Knowing what your book is about will really help you when you write your book chapter. Question number four Considering Target Audience The type of people groups, demographics, your book with interests I'm not Xing you to nish down row hard It were, oh, hard at this point, are to define the best target audience because a lot goes into that. But do consider who your book will be. Four as it will help you when you write your book chapter. Question number five. Pick a chapter. Now you have three options you can pick. You can choose to write the introduction chapter. You can choose to write a body chapter, or you can choose to write the Conclusion chapter. Regardless of what nonfiction books, structure or temple, you pick the introduction chapter and conclusion chapter will be the same formula for writing it, whereas that's not true with the body chapters with the body chapters. Depending on what books structure you pick, the writing format will be slightly different in some cases. Now these five questions that I just covered. The first question. Pick a nonfiction book structure and question Number five Pick, Pick a chapter. You are going to need to know more about these two questions, and that's why I've provided a PdF document that you can read in a few minutes. It provides more handful information about these two questions, since they are important to you writing a book chapter. The other steps are important also, but they arm or excel Explanatory. We're getting close to writing that book chapter. I hope you're getting excited. 3. BOOKS, eBooks, PDFs,OH MY!: how we read books and the power universe or what you might call the old days. You were required to write a big, thick book that looked like it was filled with knowledge, and I have spoken belief. WAAS The more pages that a writer wrote, the more wisdom they poured into their book and what I like to call the new bright teen and publishing universe. Nonfiction books don't have to be an all encompassing, thick book with massive content. Believe it or not, you can pack a lot of media information into a sleek and compact book that can be read on a laptop. Don't have picture of allow top can be read on an e reader or a smartphone. There's a great demand for these easily consumable books that should contain less club. They can have by size chapters. They can be self published that they could be read in an hour, two or in one setting. In. People buy nonfiction books mostly out of necessity or to solve a problem, or they want to be inspired or motivated. Of course, there are other reasons to like wanting to know how to do something people want to know how it be faster. How to be skin here, how to be more productive, how to be less shy. How to write a living. Well, how does be read How have great sex have a state saying how not to go insane? How can I clean on my cut credit? How can I decline? Or simple things I could do with coconut oil or apple cider vinegar EFS Assault How the travel is standing on a budget. How to cook gluten free meals. How to quit your day job and find your dream job, How to you fill in the Blank and this new right team and publishing universe, their e books and books that can be read on smartphones and books that can be read a small paper back. Now all three of these air books any book in a physical book. But there are some differences, and I'm gonna tell you what they are. A book may or may not have a a book. I'm sorry. A book has a physical copy. It could be paperback or hardback. It may or may not have an electronic version. An e book is simply an electronic or digital book. that may or may not have a physical copy, and I don't have a picture of a Web book. But Aware Book is simply a pdf like what I'm giving you with this course. Many people simply refer to wear books as PT is ah E books. I just calling way a book because they're usually given away or sold on a website. So in short, all three of these are books. They can be written the same way. There is nothing different. You must do are no special way that you must write any of these books because again, they're all books and they all must be written with the same high quality standard as you would do if you want to call it a traditional book. And these days, that's the way millennials and generation, Why they? At some point I heard they won't even read an actual physical book. I know that's hard to believe, but that's what a lot of people are saying. And so this short online writing course we're going to just write one single page, a tiny single page chapter. Does that sound really easy and fun? What's great about digital books is that it's easy as pie ing to add more material at any time now. To be clear, people like you and I, people who love to read we're going toe always cry about time to read our favorite thick book. But there's nothing wrong with reading or writing shorter books coming up. We're getting closer to writing that chapter. I hope you're getting excited. 4. SMAPTER: A TINY NONFICTION BOOK CHAPTER: chapter smacked her laughter. I made this lecture chapter, smacked her laughter because I think the word smacked her win pair with chapter and laughter Biggest house kind of cool. Anyway, I'm going toe officially. Name a small chapter, which is what you will, right? A smacked er You like that smacked her You are embarking on an amazing journey. Hello. Writing a book chapter is amazing. You are writing a Cem emptor. I think a fun title issue in the right frame of mind. Now want to run through these six points really quick to give you some information about chapter chapter limp for this course because this is a short course, you're just going to write one page about 250 words, So it's gonna be really a little smacked or something very easy. Just a little snapped her number two just like you gave the book a title. You're going to want to get a chapter that you write a title now it doesn't have to be like I I personally prefer clever titles. But when you write a nonfiction book, people are looking to sometimes they like to see a straightforward title, So I would recommend that you give it a straight for a title. But if you love clever titles like I Do, then maybe make the subtitle clever or either make the title clever in a cell title. Straight Horse number three. Describe your book chapter. Well, you want to write a couple of sentences about the chapter, just like you wrote a couple of synthesis that described the book right. A couple of sentences that describe the chapter, and this will help you stay focused when you write your chapter. So think about what is the chapter about why is it important for my reader to notice? How will I share my message or get them to take actions? What are the benefits of them? Reading the chapter step for number four? Make your chapter unique. Address a proven topic in a fresh way. You do that by telling stories or antidotes. Now we know there's truly nothing under New Under the Sun, the topic that you're writing about. It's probably been written about a lot, and the way you can make it fresh. How you can pray fresh air or for a brave life into the topic is to make it more original by sharing your personal story or sharing the story of somebody you know. Number five. Writer's block. Hate to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing. Well, there is, But you cure writer's block by reading. You read, read, read I Kali readers for play. Whether you find if you find yourself staring at a blank page, go off and read it really cures Writer's Block number six Intoxicate. This is what this course is all about when you intoxicated by writing that chapter, you want to snatch the reader, and even if it's not fiction and you want to throw him out, you want to bring him in and you want to throw him out. And so you want to injure chapter just like you want to start with. Something to just release. Nash is the reader and sigh you also wanna, and with something that makes the reader want to keep reading, I could cliffhanger. You know how those TV shows it would end with something exciting. What you want to do that, and when you write your chapter, it's a fiction, but you can still be creative. You can steal just you know you can still use techniques like storytelling and things like that to really mesmerize your reader keeping mingei spellbound. So these were just six points that you want to think about when you're writing your chapter . We're getting close to writing. You're not chapter. Excuse me? You're some apter. Just one little page. You're going to write for this course. I'll see you in a next lecture. 5. FINAL BOOK CHAPTER (SMAPTER): congratulations. You made it to the end of the short course, and now it's time for you to write your short chapter a smacked, er, a single one page chapter. If up until this point you haven't done any of the task because you wanted to let it all sink in at first, get through the course. No worries. You can start by reviewing the PdF that accompanies this course In the pdf, I cover the five easy, breezy steps that usually complete on something tiny, like an index card or a folded piece of paper. Yeah, you remember that assignment, right? Also on the pdf, I review six quick tips that will help you write an amazing chapter. I also product provide examples of nonfiction book structures because in order to write a good chapter, you have to be willing to read a few good chapters, and therefore I provide a resource linked to several books. They use the various nonfiction book structures. You want to be sure to interact in the community section of this course because writers need other writers. As the instructor, I'll be around checking out projects and providing input, so definitely upload your book chapter. Even if it's just a one page work in progress so that I can be there for you along your journey. I really want to be there for you. I may do something because I'm so proud of you. And I'm just confident you're gonna upload your one page chapter. Smacked her. Excuse me? Your one page smacked er to the community section of this course, and this certificate will be there waiting for you. Congratulations. Your name goes here in recognition of completing the nonfiction book chapter writing course you are a winner winning. So we'll hang the sign a while so that everybody knows you're winning and I'll sign in date it. Finally. If you found this short course helpful, please rate it is share with others. In doing so. You help me get the word out about this course so that I could help more students begin their writing journey. Thank you. Happy writing. I can't wait to read your smacked er