How to write a non-fiction book.
Tip #1: Buy & Read.
Buy and read non-fiction books until you feel the desire to have original ideas yourself.
This was my list:
- “Shame: The Power of Caring by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D.
- The WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield
- The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
- Improv Wisdom by Patricia Ryan Madison
- The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts
- If A, Then B: How the Word Discovered Logic by Michael Shenefelt & Heidi White”
- “Jacob’s Ladder by Ted Gross
- Beyond the Ego by David Mutchler
- The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
- Ascension by Steven Galloway
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
- The Music Instinct by Phillip Ball
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
- OVERQUALIFIED by Joey Comeau
- Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowel
- Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique by Adam Connor & Aaron Irizarry”
Tip #2: Be honest
Be brutally honest about how your trauma gave you insight into the subconscious mind. It's a journey that grows with courage as you reveal (to your audience) more and more and more context (into your trauma).
Inverted towers of babel.
Tip #3: Prepare for disappointment
Your experience is hyper-specific to you, so don't expect validation from others.
Being an author is all about marketing. Writing the book is the easier part; not to mention the scams out there trying to fuck you out of your money. The books I write are about healing your bruised ego. Below you will see my books. They are hyper-specific to me, so to get feedback I needed I had to get a professional review done for each book. You're going to have to pay people to read your book. If you want help to write your own book or to review your book, contact me. I don't charge and I don't pay. I just want to help.