How To Write About Self-Help Without Selling Your Soul

And Just About Any Other Topic Too

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We clamor for self-help stories

The legitimate path to writing self-help

Write about your experiences

The combination of your life experience makes YOU unique, but your problems are not unique.

Where do you start?

By writing about your experience, you create a natural constraint that keeps your writing from making too big a leap into the unbelievable.

Write about aggregate experiences

What about authenticity?

Think of yourself as a teacher, doctor or therapist. Put aside your personal feelings and focus on delivering. That’s what a professional does.

The “self” formula and template

Observe and journal

Select and write

Engage

Select the big idea

Fill in this template

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