Are you a busy top business person who is writing a book? Are you feeling a bit perplexed, even fearful your work won’t be good enough for your intended audience?
If only you could get some excellent feedback on what parts of your chapters are not needed?
Or, what you should add to bring clarity to your writing?
Or, what simple mistakes you don’t find yourself that you want to make right, so your audience loves your chapters?
Well, now you can. Whatever we write, we need to share it with our top writing peers or professionals for feedback before we present it to our paying audience. This includes free reports, blogs, and promotional materials as well.
Look at the Benefits of Ongoing Feedback
Even though you know your topic well, you may have some old writing sins lurking in your copy. One big one is redundancy. While a bit scary, if you can put your ego aside, you’ll get valuable ideas from savvy go to people in book coaching to make your writing more clear, more engaging, and more inspiring.
When you swim alone, you could drown by accident. With feedback, you will discover your writing strengths and weaknesses, so you can develop your own writing style and voice. And that is worth a lot.
Well, now you and your book can stand out from the crowd knowing you checked and corrected any writing flaws.
You’ll develop bravery and confidence if you use the Oreo Cookie Feedback Method with a trusted professional writing coach or peer. Finally, you’ll get Champion writing results that help you promote and sell later.
Judy’s Hot Tip
Don’t wait until near the end of your book for feedback from an editor. You need to know from day one what your audience wants in each chapter. For nonfiction writers think structure, format, challenges and solutions that will keep your audience turning pages.
You can exchange feedback with your best writing peers via email or you can join a writing or book group such as the one I offer with over 15,000 members, Book Writing, Self Publishing, and Marketing for Business People.
My Top Three Ways to Give Writing Feedback–The Oreo Cookie Method
For over 30 years I’ve shared this Oreo Cookie Method in my coaching groups – in person, online and with one on one ongoing book coaching clients who are committed to their success.
First, give a general statement of the copy’s strength and what grabbed you.
Was the hook effective? Did the headline grab your readers’ attention? Include one positive before you launch into correction mode. In any writing feedback group, you want to encourage new writers and make it safe to expose their mistakes.
Second, give more specific feedback in parentheses next to the sentence error.
Or, at the top of the copy give specific feedback on what to leave out and what to keep as “gold.” Or, anything else that will make our writing readable. What is readable? In my book, Write Your eBook or Other Short Book – Fast!, only compelling, engaging, and easy to read copy in what your audience wants.
Last, conclude with a positive and encouragement.
If you want to strengthen your writing before your ideal audience sees it, take some time to get writing feedback. Pros and emerging authors need it often.
Don’t wait. Your book needs feedback regularly!
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