Health Book Structure #3: The Cohesive Concept

In a nutshell: A presentation of a new idea, item, or program, with each chapter discussing one element.

The Cohesive Concept, Point by Point approach is well-suited to health books offering solutions that can be broken into discrete parts that work best when combined, such as a “lifestyle” type health book with separate sections on diet, exercise, positive thinking, and so on.

The first chapter introduces a problem or situation and offers a multi-part plan for improvement. Each of the following chapters is dedicated to one point, principle, or aspect of the plan.

For example, the book Wake Up! You’re Alive presents a five-point plan for better physical health by changing your outlook on life. Chapter 1 introduces the problem (physical illness made worse by poor attitude) and the solution (adopting enthusiasm, belief, love, forgiveness and perseverance.)

Each of the next five chapters discusses one part of the solution, and the last two chapters sum everything up. It should be a pleasant read, which each of the “what do to” chapters given equal weight, leading to a powerful result when all are combined.

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