Scribe Book Writing Course
If you’re ready to write your book, this is the only course you need.
The Scribe Book Writing Course is the premier book writing course in the world. Created by 4x New York Times Bestselling Author Tucker Max, and presented by Scribe Media for free, this course walks you through a clear step-by-step process that has been used successfully by thousands of authors.
This book writing course is designed for people who want to write a non-fiction book, primarily in the broad genres of business, personal development, self-help, or related areas.
You should expect the very best instruction in the world on how to position, structure, outline, write and edit a non-fiction book.
Everything you need to know on how to write a book in contained in this course, and explained in a detailed, step-by-step way.
This is the exact process that we use with our clients who pay us between $10k and $40k to help them write and publish their books. The only difference is that they are paying for our personalized attention, time and execution. The knowledge and information is exactly the same.
We believe that everyone on earth should write and publish a book. Giving this book publishing course away for free is our way of proving we’re serious about achieving that goal.
We’ve made a conscious decision to forgo all the revenue we could get from selling this information (there are entire companies just selling courses like this one) because we feel it’s far more important to have it easily accessible. That’s why we don’t have any forced sign-up or opt-in to view the course.
We’re the premier book writing and publishing services company on earth with a mission to help everyone on earth write and publish their book, but if we only provided services, that wouldn’t totally fulfill our mission.
We love books (and serving people) more than we like money, and we and believe books are crucial to civilization, so we are willing to stand for making it possible for anyone to write and publish their book—while still ensuring they are high quality and impactful for readers.
We believe everyone—especially the people who can’t afford our services—should be able to have access to the exact same information as our clients, so their books can be just as professional as the people who can pay for our services.
We do this because we believe everyone on earth should write their book, publish their book, own their book, and have the best book possible–so their book can make the biggest possible impact. This is how we are going to make that happen.
How to Self-Publish Your Book in 2019
Congratulations on starting the Scribe Book School. You’ve already done more than most people in your situation:
You’ve committed to writing your book, and you sought out the best course possible in order to complete it.
If you go through this entire book writing course, most of the hard work will be done. You’ll have a clear and actionable plan to finish your book and will have solidified your book’s positioning, outline, a writing plan, and a marketing plan.
Let’s get started.
Solving the Common Author Fears
Once you decide to write your book and become an author, you’ll have to learn to deal with all the fears that come with it.
You’re not alone. All authors start where you are now.
We start insecure, unsure, and afraid. We start with fear, and sometimes even terror, gripping us.
In this chapter, we detail the common fears authors have and provide some insight into how you can reframe those fears to help you.
How to Position Your Book
What is positioning? It’s the most crucial part of both writing and marketing your book.
Without proper positioning, your book will fail.
In this video, we’ll review a quick history of positioning, how you should position your book and how much of your story should go into your book.
Imagine it’s a year after your book has been published. What’s happened that made writing your book worth it?
Of course, everyone wants their book to sell lots of copies and be a breakout success–but if you make that your objective, you are setting yourself up for failure. You need to set realistic objectives, so you give your book a chance to actually succeed.
In fact, the most important thing you can do in this section is to kill your fantasies, so that you can save your reality.
Once you understand what your objectives are, the next step is to understand exactly who your audience is for the book. This is because in order for your book to reach your objectives, it must appeal to an audience.
For a deep discussion of how to think about the audience for your book, read the resource linked below.
This is another part of the positioning process that you don’t have to get perfect at first, you just need to get something down that is directionally accurate. You will have plenty of time to dial this is later on.
The basic idea is to write a one-paragraph description of exactly what the book is about. Don’t worry about wordsmithing this or writing the perfect description, just get something down that answers the three questions we discuss in the video.
For a deep discussion of book descriptions, read the resource linked below.
The title of your book is the most important book marketing decision you’ll make.
Also, understand this: you do not have to get it right until you publish the book. Which will be months from now.
Right now, you only need to come up with a working title. Any title. That’s it.
If you just cannot think of a title, that’s fine, then skip it. The last thing you want to do is spend time fretting over a title.
Your outline is the structure of your book, and thus incredibly important. If you start writing without a structure, the process will take forever and the product will be haphazard and incomplete.
The outline is also your best defense against fear, anxiety, procrastination and writer’s block. With good positioning and a good outline, the actual writing of the book becomes fairly easy.
These steps are where you think and plan; writing is where you execute. So focus, nail this, and you’ll be halfway done with your book.
Your Writing and Editing Plan
There is only one hard and fast rule in writing:
Do what works for you. That’s it.
You are an author now, and what does an author do? They write. Every day.
A writing plan is nothing more than a specific plan that lays out exactly when and where you’re going to write each day, how much you will write when everything is due, and what your accountability is.
Writing Your Book
Do you really need me to teach you how to sit in a chair and type?
Of course not.
What we’ve found working with thousands of authors is that almost all of them know how to write out their ideas. What they need most is what we’ve already gone over: defined book positioning, and a clear book plan. From there, the writing itself is easy.
Where problems arise is in the mindset around writing. Let’s talk about that.
Editing Your Book
It feels amazing to get through the first draft. Reward yourself with some time to rest and relax. The hardest part is over. You now have a real book in your hands, even if it is rough.
When I say take some time to rest and relax, I’m very serious. Set the entire thing aside for at least a week, ideally two. This will give you a valuable fresh perspective when you come back and begin editing.
Then, let’s dive into Scribe’s 3-step editing process to polish your book.
Publishing Your Book
We have an entire course dedicated to how to self-publish your book, that’ll you’ll go through after you finish this course.
For now, let’s review the most important aspect of publishing (professionalism) and what to expect throughout the 8-step publishing process.
Marketing Your Book
After publishing your book, the next step is finalizing the marketing plan for your book. Don’t jump ahead to the marketing course, we don’t want you focusing on that right now.
The most important marketing is positioning. A well positioned book is easy to market, and a poorly positioned book is impossible to market. Let’s review the four rules of book marketing.
Fear Solving: Part 2
Remember Part 1 at the beginning of this course? Where I left you hanging?
Now, let’s walk through how to train your emotional brain to reframe your fear and turn it into excitement.
If you watched every chapter in this course, congratulations! You’re well on your way to completing your manuscript and preparing to publish your book. Our next course addresses exactly that.