How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line 10 Simple Ways to Outline Your Nonfiction Book  by Shelley Hitz has a (complete) title almost longer than the book. I am in the process of looking at books and opinions on writing, looking for things new, things I forgot, and new terminology that inevitably follows big numbers of books on anything. If you can’t invent new things, you can at least give old things new names, publicize them, and maybe make some money. Not that this book does that, just making a general observation.