Aspiring Writer's Guide to Choosing and Researching a Book Topic

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12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Aspiring Writer's Guide

How to identify and evaluate good book ideas is the primary objective of this supplemental material and illustrates often overlooked issues and steps to avoid them.

Writing a book is a dream goal for people of all age groups.

Whether for personal profit, career change, self-fulfillment, fundraising for a nonprofit, or for use as a public relations tool.

Guide Includes

Two research Activities

Worksheet Outline

Profiles, stories, tips, and advice from experts.

Answer Key

Bibliography includes 40 + links to academic, nonprofit, and useful commercial sites.

Note: All listings are non-paid. 

Skills Developed Include

Critical Thinking

Research Steps beyond Google

Identifying Writing and Entrepreneurial Challenges

from an author’s viewpoint


*Editor's Note

*Did You Know Your Skill Set Might Determine Your Best Writing


*Article: Niches, Pseudoniches, and New Niches by Curt Matthews, Independent, August 2013, 26-27.

*Article: The House That Moonshine Made by Norman Gibat, *PMA Independent, February 2007, 7-8.

*PMA Independent is now titled the Independent.

*Personal Development Glossary

Selected Terms & Concepts

*Book Excerpt: Self-Publishing Niches from Finding Your Niche: Discover...

*Testing Your Idea

*Finding New Book Ideas

*Search Strategy Outline

*Bibliography and References




Two free resources for personal, commercial

and educational Images

*Answer Key

Note only one discussion question needs listing in the key.

*Glossary checklist form with interactive form fields

Adobe Acrobat XI


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28 + pages

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