You have an idea for a book. But has it got legs? The first step is to map out that idea. While there is no strict rule for the number of chapters, I like to have at least seven.
Jot down your seven chapter ideas. Then see if you can write at least three paragrpahs to support those ideas. Are they compelling? Does your brain feel unleashed? Chances are, you may be on your way to building a book.
Most books are at least 30,000 words, if not 50,000. Daunting, yes, but doable! Remember, you can help fill those chapters with colorful anecdotes from the people you interview, and with relevant statistics that support your thesis.
Yep, it’s a lot of work, but if you’re determined and diligent enought, this book idea of yours may one day be printed, bound and ready for purchase.