Guest Post by Ginger Moran
At this time of year it is good to enjoy friends, family, and food. And, if you don’t have dogs who are afraid of them, the fireworks are a lot of fun.
I like to reflect, too, on what those fireworks are about–a festive echo of the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War, a war that costs many thousands of British and American lives and changed the world forever.
It wasn’t easy.
Was it worth it?
You’d be hard pressed to find an American today who says no.
Writing a book is about freedom.
Freedom of expression, freedom of having a vision finally in the real world, freedom to increase your outreach and boost your business, freedom to share your wisdom with the world.
Freedom isn’t easy—but it is LIBERATING!
And for many of us, that is worth every bit of the effort. Having your own book in your hands, I have witnessed many times, is very much like having your baby in your hands—a sense of life beginning, possibilities finally realized, a whole lifetime of joy, challenges, learning, and celebration ahead of you.
So if you’re up for the challenge–ready to become free—join us this summer to write your book and find out how easy the process becomes with the guidance of an experience writing teacher (who has life coaching tools to get you past any internal obstacles), the structure of a proven program, and the camaraderie of your fellow writers.
The fireworks of freedom await!
PS I’ve written a blog on my site today answering the top three questions people ask about writing: please stop by, read and comment!
Note from Lisa Tener: Ginger is teaching the Bring Your Book to Life Program this Summer. It’s interesting that Ginger described your book as a baby, because I feel that way about my Bring Your Book to Life Program, too–I would not have imagined handing it over to someone else to teach–that is, until Ginger came along.
Ginger is an inspiring and passionate teacher, more learned than I am in the craft of writing and a talented coach who can help people with the inevitable breakthroughs needed to reach that freedom she talks about in this post. So, if you’re taking her words seriously and thinking about a book, I do encourage you to check out our Summer School for Book Writers 2013 featuring the award winning Bring Your Book to Life Program, as taught by the fabulous Ginger Moran. This week only, you can save 24% with semi-early bird pricing.
Lisa Tener says
After Ginger posted this, I received an e-mail from Bring Your Book to Life Graduate Martha Rhodes who was featured with her book in a New York Times article yesterday:
Perhaps an inspiration to check out Ginger’s Summer School for Book Writers as a way to get your message and your book out there in the world…
Sandra Alexander says
I hope this message find you well and I hope you enjoyed the holiday as well. Can you explain the difference in table of contents and the outline please? Thank you and I will be awaiting your response. Have a great day!
Lisa Tener says
Hi Sandra, a table of contents contains the number of each chapter, followed by the name of each chapter title. It usually takes up one to two pages. An outline can start with that, but generally, you would fill it out with more information about what goes in the chapter. If it’s for your own purposes you can just bullet point the contents. However, if you are writing a book proposal, I suggest you either use Michael Larsen’s How to Write a Book Proposal (to see how you would outline a chapter) if the book is a prescriptive type self help book or how to book. However, if the book is a memoir or narrative nonfiction, I suggest you have more a chapter summary that gives a sense of your writing style and tone.