The last three sections of the 3by3 writing method are
7/9 Clarity 8/9 Persistence and 9/9 Networking
Clarity is defined as in several ways – be forewarned, as information comes back at you, adjustments must be made. You should have more than a few people read the book before release. This will give you a feeling of who will buy the book and what it is really about. You might think it is about a mother’s triumph. Your readers might think it is about a daughter’s fight for survival.
In some cases both story lines will be promoted depending on the media that is being used to promote the book.
You must have clarity about who this book is appealing to, and what it is about. In your head you should have a clear answer to these questions.
What if you were invited to the Colbert Report or a radio talk show? (which you should be preparing for and trying to schedule an appearance on radio and TV shows that appeal to your audience – more on that shortly)
In two sentences what is your book about? (subject, conflict, location)
It’s about a young woman’s struggle to maintain her dignity in rural California when she is falsely accused of child abduction.
It’s a love story about a young couple on the run as their four parents argue and blame each other while trying to locate the lovers, one of which is dying from a curable disease.
Story about two warring families who join together to save their respective farms.
But there is more to the clarity demand. You must be clear that you are a worthy author. That your story is worth telling. You must be clear that people want to buy your book and that you are out there not trying to make millions, but explaining why people would want to read it.
You must have:
Clarity about the story and scope of your book
Clarity about your ability to tell a story
Clarity that people want to read your story, you are allowing them access to it
Clarity that you have other stories in you, and that this is just one of many.
Next, how persistence and networking combine with Clarity to promote and market your book.