Core Legal editor in chief encourages solicitors to bottle their knowledge and write a book

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28 April 2014

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your name in print? Perhaps you’ve started a book, but haven’t got round to finishing it because life keeps getting in the way? Well, according to Core Legal member and serial-author Lisa Newton, it is possible to write a book quickly – and that business professionals who provide services can use their years of experience and ‘bottle this knowledge’ by writing a book about what they know to help others who want and need this information.

Lisa goes on to explain, “Solicitors are in a profession whereby they’re helping people with the same types of issues (more or less). Take a person who wants to get divorced, and is thinking about taking action. They’ll have similar types of questions running around their mind. How long will it take? What is the process? Will I get to keep my kids? How should I go about this the best way? Who keeps the house? And the best thing about when you’ve worked in an industry for a period of time … you have experience to share, lots of stories to tell and stories make great reading.”

A solicitor’s first thought may be on ‘client confidentiality’ but no names have to be mentioned. The idea behind these books are to give the reader an idea of what to expect, to answer the usual questions that they may have and ask in their ‘30 mins free consultation’ (thus freeing up the solicitors time), and then once they’re ready to actually take action, the first (likely) place of call will be to the law firm of the solicitor whose book they’ve just read.

For those people who are already running a business, they may well like the idea but won’t move it forward because there is that seed of doubt (I mean, how is one supposed to find the time!) but Lisa has a solution.  “With the proliferation of blog posts and website content, slides, presentations that business owners have been making over the years, if they looked at it carefully, they’d probably realise that they already have the makings of half a book there already! It just needs some organisation.”

Lisa is running a 3-part webinar especially for professionals who want to write a book. To join, see:

Lisa adds “A book can open many doors and bring lots of opportunities. You don’t have to just stop with a book. You can do an audio book. And you can get it translated into different languages. How To Write a Book in Two Weeks is available in French on Amazon, and the Spanish and Italian edition will be available soon.”

For a sound extract of what to do on Day One, listen here:

The book is available on Amazon:

The audiobook is on audible:


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