You are probably wondering when you are going to start writing your book. The answer is not yet. You have likely spent a great deal of time organizing your chapters and topics and writing your sentences and questions. You still have a couple more steps before you finish the blueprint. There are two more steps left.
Step One: Go to each topic and look at your question and from that question come up with three words that describe the answer. These are your descriptor words. Do this for each topic in the book.
Step Two: go back to each topic and look at it and also look at the next topic in sequence. How do these two topics relate to each other? Create one or phrase that describes how these two topics can be linked together. This will be called your transition word. Do this for each chapter.
Step Three: Pick any one of your topics and look at the three words you have chosen for that topic. Prepare to test the three words by timing yourself for 5 minutes and write a page or so based on those three words. Be sure the words are included in your writing. If you find the writing flows easily, then the words you have chosen are good. This will take a little practice but after a short period of time, the process will be much easier.
Once you complete this last part of the blueprint, you will be ready to start writing. The point of creating the blueprint is to keep you focused on your subject matter and to keep it organized. Without the blueprint, you may have a tendency to wander off into something that is not related.
Bette Daoust, Ph. D. is a speaker, author (over 170 books, articles, and publications), and consultant. She has provided marketing, sales, business development and training expertise for companies such as Peet's Coffee & Tea, Varian Medical Systems, Accenture, Avaya, Cisco Systems to name a few. Dr. Daoust has also done extensive work with small businesses in developing their marketing, training, and operational plans. You may contact Dr. Daoust at http://BizMechanix.com . You may also view her latest publications at http://BlueprintBooks.com . Dr. Daoust also writes for the National Networker http://theNationalNetworker.com .