Journeyman Sept 28 – You Must Write a Book!

Assignments for September 26

Read the following chapters from You Must Write a Book by Honorée Corder:

  • Foreword by Hal Elrod: Why You Must Write a Book
  • Dear Professional letter from Honoree (after the foreword)
  • Chapter 1: Writing a Book is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Business
  • Chapter 2: Who Must Write a Book?
  • Chapter 3: Why Write a Book?

Write out your answers to the following questions. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers right now – do the reading and do your best to answer these questions, then we will discuss them in class:

  1. What type of book do you want to write?
    Examples: Family history, cookbook, short story, children’s book, homeschool, any subject that interests you.
  2. Why do you want to write this book?
  3. If you are writing a non-fiction book, what action do you want your readers to take? Hire you? Go to your website? Buy something from you?
  4. Fill in the blanks:

I am writing a book for [Audience] about how they [problems they have and how to solve them}.


  • I am writing a book for married couples about how they can master the money side of marriage.
  • I am writing a book for children about how to tell time.
  • I am writing a fiction fantasy novel for teens about how homeschool kids have to take over the government after it collapses.
  1. When will you write your book?
  2. Which of these excuses (also called limiting beliefs) resonate with you (if any)?
    1. I am not a writer
    2. I have nothing to say
    3. I am too young
    4. I don’t have enough experience
    5. I don’t know what to write about
    6. I don’t have time to write a book

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