Write Self-Help That Actually Helps

The self-help or “mind-body-spirit” genre includes many gems — books based on research and timeless wisdom.

This genre also abounds in books that are based on greed and sloppy thinking.

Then there’s the Internet. It includes a vast circus of psuedo-experts who are trying to monetize tips, tricks, and life-hacks. (They’ve been called the “bullshit industrial complex.“)

Never be seen as one of them.

Make your work stand out from the crowd.

If you’re writing a book to help people make positive changes in their behavior, then see this checklist for suggestions. And if you’re overwhelmed by the prospect of writing a book, then let me take the pressure off:

P.S. For more perspectives on effective self-help and the writing process, see my archives. I’m on Twitter, too.