The Content Fuel Framework – Melanie Deziel: Book Review

Today, content is the most valuable asset for every business to tell its story to the world. That’s why generating content is not enough. The content also has to be fact-rich. To help writers who often run out of content ideas, Melanie Deziel has written the best content marketing book, “The Content Fuel Framework”. Deziel has designed a framework that writers should follow to generate ideas.

The ten focus contexts provided in “The Content Fuel Framework” allow writers and marketers to think of content ideas from a broader perspective already applied in the real world.

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Cover: Content Fuel Framework by Melanie Diezel


Content Fuel Framework = Focus+Format

The award-winning author’s book helps you to design engaging content with the formula: Focus+Format. The proposed framework in the book is useful for every content writer who wants to create informative content for their audience. Melanie has broken down the framework into ten focuses, ten formats, some multipliers, and other effective content creation tips.

When you read this short marketing book (190 pages), you get a clear idea of the basic content concept as she has given a lot of value to the description of the 10 focuses. You will read Deziel’s description of each type of focus with lots of examples, which will help you generate better content. 

With over 15 years of experience, Deziel created this helpful content marketing framework to help marketers focus on generating multiple ideas per topic in a simple and fun way. This book is a good addition to your toolkit for creating effective content for years to come. 

By dissecting the steps which most marketers take when creating story ideas, Deziel cuts down the whole process and makes it accessible for all. This is not a book about the fundamentals of marketing but more about how to focus on your ideas and story of content.


What we like about this book

Deziel’s framework is enlightening! The 10×10 matrix can become the go-to way to brainstorm content topics. The best thing about the book is that its vocabulary is super easy to understand and actionable. There’s no filler text in the book. You will get all the valuable information right away. 

“The Content Fuel Framework” maintains a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. We truly believe this book deserves more. By breaking down content structure, and internal processes that a lot of marketers go through, “The Content Fuel Framework” gives both validation and freshness to marketing storytelling and unlocks the possibility to create hundreds of ideas for content. 


What is interesting to learn from the book?

The author has given a lot of importance to the process of content conceptualizing to write what readers want to read. This easy-to-understand guide has everything that you need to kick-start your storyteller journey.

The framework offered is practical and allows beginners to think out of the box. One of the most useful parts of this book is the questions at the end of each chapter. They provide food for thought. And help writers determine the kind of content that would work for their scheme of things.

To conclude, the book will completely diversify your writing skills and help you visualize content from all aspects. It is a jump starter for a novice. But, if you are already a content creator, it would provide you with a simplistic framework. All in all, it’s a well-written book. 


No. of pages: 206 pages.

Reading time: 2 to 3 hours.

Rating: 4.5/5

Get the book here.


Additional reads: 

F#ck Content Marketing: Focus on Content Experience – Randy Frisch: Book Review

Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing (Harry Beckwith)

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others (Daniel H. Pink)

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