Write a NonFiction Book in Just 4 Weeks this Summer!

 Judith Briles’ aha of the week: “In every fat book there is a skinny book wanting to get out.”



sheepie guy writeWOW! how would you like to outline, structure, plan and create your NonFiction book within one month … in four short weeks? Your guide and mentor is me, Judith Briles. To date, I’ve written and published  the 33 books.  The number of books that I’ve “fixed” and at times totally re-written is countless for other others. The last two that carry my name on the cover have been created and moved to layout in just one month’s period of time. ONE MONTH!

Transitioning from the typical how-to, business book ranging from 300 to 400 pages, I’ve mastered the creation of the short book (that means 10,000 to 40,000 words) … the book that is in demand by book buyers today. Do you have a book that could use a diet, a bit of a trim down?

For NonFiction authors (and authors-to-be) … the new theme for books is that short is the new black … the business reader wants shorter books—books that can be read on a short plane ride, within two hours.

How does an author achieve this feat? Start by brutally cutting words … get ready to cut your book in half. With as your guide and mentor, your mission is doable.   write a book

Questions to ask yourself now include:

  • Could your book be a series?
  • What are the must-have elements?
  • Did you include any “filler” material in already published book?
  • Is there anything within a current book that is more ego driven than essential content?
  • What parts are vital to your topic, work and vision?
  • Are you prepared to let go and dump part of a your current book (or save for the next book).

“Yikes,” you are thinking. “This is an impossible task! It’s actually fun and eye-opening. Is it work? Yes. Does it pay off? Yes again.”

Eliminate the Superflous Parts and Create the Best Book You Can for Your Buyer

Your books are BUSINESS. There isn’t a book out that doesn’t have some fluff—filler material that is nice to have, yet not crucial to the storyline, your expertise or solution to the underlying theme of your book. With short being the new black, brutal becomes part of your vocabulary. Brutal. The word cutting room is at your fingertips. To be successful, you’ve got to be willing and able to cut. Is there a skinny book in you?

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What you’ll have when you’re finished is a far better product than that gangly, over-wordy tome you started with. Trust me. It might just have the makings of a bestseller!

Are you ready? I’ll give you “pre-work” to start the gathering process. We will meet in Denver area at Garcia’s, a local restaurant.

Your Commitment? 4 consecutive Tuesdays from 5.30 to 9.30 p.m.  
Where: Garcia’s Restaurant – DTC … 5050 So. Syracuse, Denver, CO
(There will be several choices to select dinner from at a fixed cost below $20).
Your Cost? only $300 per person plus dinner for each night for Early Birds until June 10th. Afterwards, it’s $400 per person.

Note: space is very limited. Be prepared for an intensive interactive workshop.



I’m in … I’ll be there on Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

Will you?