While the title of the book does tell you what it is about, you might be wondering about specifics. What is in Your Book Bakery: Making it easy to write a book?
What is in Your Book Bakery: Making it easy to write a book?
Yes, book titles should be in italics. Unfortunately, SEO doesn’t understand that fact, so in the heading above and in some places in the body of this post, I have it in roman text.
In Your Book Bakery (the book and the coaching program), you will find a recipe to bake a helpful nonfiction book. There are questions and other tools that will help you figure out who your audience is and what should be in your book. In Your Book Bakery, you will find plenty of space for writing, so you can put your answers and notes right there in the book.
So, to answer what is in Your Book Bakery, I’d say it really does have everything you need to write a book that is based on knowledge you already have. For a book that you’d need to do extensive research before you can write it, we have additional resources (see below), but this book is still a great start in a situation like that.
What it comes down to is this: If you can follow a recipe to bake a cake, then you can write a book.
Here is an excerpt from the beginning that lets you know what’s in Your Book Bakery.
You’ll find puns, plays on words, metaphors, and silly sayings in the book and in my book-writing program, TikTok channel, and eventual podcast. First off, playing with words is fun. I often say, “Writing is exciting.” It doesn’t have to be the drudgery we learned to think it is. Also, playing with language in such a way is a sign of high intelligence. For that reason, I’m sure you will enjoy the instances of it in the book.
The entire book is a metaphor: baking is a metaphor for producing your book. I hope you find the process to be quick but measured, uplifting, and so juicy sweet.
You might notice that the book has three parts, like a three-layered cake. I hope the layers aren’t too lumpy. I’m doing exactly what I’m asking you to do: produce something imperfect now and perhaps refine it down the road. You can do it, too.
You’ll see that I mention many books in this book. As a writing coach, editor, publisher, author, and agency owner (how long is that list?), most of my favorite resources are books. It only makes sense that I’d mention books often. Also, most of the books I mention are some that I edited. The authors worked hard to create tasty morsels for their readers, including you. Please check out those books. Buy and review the ones that appeal to you. See the Resources section.
Recipe for writing a book
Many books about writing are theoretical or high-level books. Author, writing podcaster, and former professor Kent Sanders praises me for teaching things that are “extremely practical rather than pie-in-the-sky theory.” He says I teach people how to actually do the things I talk about. I am thankful for his words because that is my exact intention with everything I do.
You don’t need another “anyone can write a book” book. You need a practical path to get it done. That’s this book.
This book is a recipe for actually writing your book.
It’s for coaches, consultants, subject-matter experts, and other leaders or helpers—even if you are just getting started. If you want to write a book that will help others, and if you know your topic well, this is for you—even if you hate writing. You don’t have to write your book to write your book. I’ll explain that later, I promise.
Those who need to do massive research before writing their book need something other than my 12-week program and should email Jennifer at HarshmanServices.com about a custom package. They should still read this book. Click the image to get your copy on Amazon (affiliate link).