A guide to writing transformative nonfiction or inspirational memoir from a 6x author with nearly two decades' experience in the book writing and publishing space.
If you've ever thought, "I really want to write a book, but…" this book is for you.
Despite what you may have heard, becoming a successful author isn't about having 67,973 Instagram followers, reaching "bestselling" status for seven seconds, or having Beyoncé take your book on tour with her (as amazing as that would be!).
It's about impacting one person so deeply that they can't help but recommend your book again and again. It's also about uncovering more of yourself while you tell your story so that your unique light can't help but shine more brightly upon the world.
This practical, thorough guide to writing and publishing nonfiction and memoir helps you:
★ Go from constantly questioning your writing ability, message, and expertise to confidently owning the valuable insights and perspectives you bring to the world
★ Remove overthinking when it comes to how a book "should" come together and instead gain absolute clarity in the book-writing process your favorite authors follow
★ Remove all confusion around what topics to cover and which stories to tell to ensure your target readers say, "This book is exactly what I need!"
★ Understand the six lesser-talked-about steps you really need to consider when writing a truly impactful book
★ Discover how writing for emotional impact unexpectedly transforms the lives of you and your readers
★ Get completely clear on your book's core message, your magnetic hook, and how to speak directly to your target readers with understanding, compassion, and a roadmap that clearly lays out their next steps (if you're writing nonfiction)
★ Identify how to powerfully share your story in a way that facilitates perspective-shifting conversations, greater societal awareness, and social change (if you're writing memoir)
★ Create an epic book outline that helps you masterfully organize your thoughts, experiences, and insights into a powerful book that readers can't put down
You don't need more experience, motivation, or hours in the day to write a book you're immensely proud of. Once you know what to focus on and how to navigate the avalanche of "But what if…?" that arises along the way, you'll finally be able to get the damn book written so it can take its rightful place as someone else's favorite read.
"WRITE THE DAMN BOOK ALREADY is a truth-telling, lighthearted, encouraging roadmap to getting that book done. Lyons stomps all over the fears that keep us from starting and finishing our life's work. I wish I'd read it a long time ago!"
--Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
"Elizabeth has presented¾and then refuted¾every mental obstacle to book-writing so that even the most anxious would-be author with eight million excuses NOT to write a book will be compelled to just write it."
--Zibby Owens, author of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature