For many people, President’s Day is just another day off work, or another day that you’re stuck at work while everyone else is off. However, it should be a day to celebrate presidents both past and present. As a country, we’ve been blessed with some wonderful leaders who’ve made great changes and who are an inspiration to us all. For those of you interested in history or current issues, President’s Day is a great opportunity to start a self-publishing project in honor of your favorite leaders. Here are a few ideas to help you generate some book ideas.
- Get current – Read a newspaper. Watch the news. Browse online news sources. Find out what is happening in our country, and decide if you have an opinion on any of the topics. This research might spark an idea for your next project.
- Get personal – One of the most interesting history genres is biographies. If you have a favorite president, start doing some research and consider writing a biography.
- Interview others – Biographies and news sources only offer a limited perspective. Sometimes history is more interesting when you hear it from ordinary people. If there is an event or leader who interests you, interview people about that event or person. Their stories might just make an interesting book.
- Make it up – If you enjoy history but prefer writing fiction, consider writing historical fiction. This genre offers creative freedom while appealing to your inner historian.
No matter what you decide to write, take a moment this holiday to celebrate the great presidents our country has had and remember that today is more than just a day off work.
|ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Manager of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.|