Plan your non fiction book #6 – What is your why #1

Why do you want to write a book?

The five ‘why’s’ or the five ‘so what’s’?

A great way to get deep to the heart of your book is to ask the five ‘why’s’ or the five ‘so what’s’. The trick here is to ask ‘why’ or ‘so what’ and then ask it again, until you have clarity. Ask your five ‘why’s’ or ‘so what’s’.

what is your why?


Plan your non fiction book in a weekend has been designed to help you to be able to undertake all of the vital planning tasks that make writing a book – simple and stress free

Each day to help you create your book, I am going to answer these essential planning questions:-

  • What kind of planner am I and why is this important to know?
  • What tools and resources do I need?
  • What is the process and cost of writing and publishing a book?
  • How long will it take me?
  • How do I get ideas for my book?
  • How do I choose the ONE big idea for my book?
  • What is an outline and how do I create one?
  • How can I structure my chapters?
  • How do I create and use a book proposal?

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8 Replies to “Plan your non fiction book #6 – What is your why #1”

  1. I really enjoyed this and love the ‘why’ aspect. It puts things in perspective and gives us a sense of purpose. Love the picture, have shared

  2. I can see that I need to bookmark your blog and come back to do a lot more reading! Thank you for sharing this. I have been trying to get my next non-fiction book written for many years; it’s about a near-death experience that occurred in March 1985 – meaning this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event!

    1. Maybe it doesn’t need to be written? What I mean by that is, the fact that it hasn’t, could mean that you have another more important book in you. Last year (almost said this year) I was going to write a book called The Double Life of Dickie Quick, based on my last marriage and I realised that it was holding me in the past – so I have another more meaningful book to write instead.

      What would be the title of your next book? (Don’t think just write) and what would it be about?

  3. I honestly enjoyed this. I love how you break down our questions giving our minds ways and ideas to start thinking on “why” we want to write a book. And I agree it becomes our “so what’s”. SO true! I definitely wanting to write a book. Funny thing is that I did place it on my 2014 Vision Board then towards the ending of the year (2014) I started to look further in getting crafted.

    Thank you for sharing all of these great resources. Now I can bookmark this site and use as a reference guide.


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