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WORKSHEET: Planning each chapter

Use this worksheet to plan the contents of each of your book's chapters

This worksheet will help you identify the topics you want to cover in each chapter. It will also help you identify elements of chapter architecture you want to include in each chapter.

Describe the text and graphic elements you want to include in each chapter. When you are finished, enter your name and e-mail address, and click Submit.

Detailed chapter planner

Chapter number
Chapter title
Chapter subtitle, if appropriate
Chapter introduction: describe the relevance of the information you are going to cover in this chapter. Why is this information important to your readers?
Are you going to begin with a list of the major points covered in this chapter? What are they?
Are you going to include a quotation on the opening page of this chapter?
What is the first, and most important, point you are going to cover in this chapter?
Is there a story, or case study, associated with this point?
What is the second most important point in this chapter?
List the 8 or 10 other major points you are going to cover in this chapter.
What types of visuals can you include in this chapter: charts, graphs, illustrations, maps, photographs, tables, timelines, etc.?
What types of checklists or worksheets can you include in this chapter?
Are there any ideas, tips, or warnings you want to include in the margins of this chapter?
Are you going to include any pull-quotes in this chapter?
Describe any additional case studies you want to include in this chapter.
Are you going to include a glossary of terms introduced in this chapter?
Describe any online and offline resources you plan to include in this chapter.
What type of "hooks" to your website are you going to include in this chapter?
How are you going to conclude this chapter? Are you going to include a summary of important points covered?
Briefly describe the chapter that follows.
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