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How To Write A Book: 12 Unbelievably Easy Steps

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Learn how to write a book in 12 easy to implement steps. We have spoken to hundreds of authors to create this guide. For a more in-depth look, check out our expanded blog post: http://bit.ly/12WritingSteps

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How To Write A Book: 12 Unbelievably Easy Steps

  1. 1. HOW TO WRITE A BOOK: 12 UNBELIEVABLY EASY STEPS
  2. 2. 1. IT STARTS WITH AN IDEA
  3. 3. Every Great Book Starts With An Idea A few tips to get started • Write a book in your favorite genre to read • Choose a topic you have knowledge about • Your first idea probably won’t be your best
  4. 4. 2. OUTLINE YOUR IDEA
  5. 5. An Outline Is A Map So You Don’t Get Lost A few tips to get started • Your outline shouldn’t be too detailed • Focus on your beginning, middle and end • Redo your outline as your story develops
  6. 6. 3. BREAK YOUR WRITING INTO SMALL CHUNKS
  7. 7. Write A Little Bit Every Day A few tips to get started • 250-500 words per day is more than enough • Do not try to write too much in one day • Write first then edit
  8. 8. 4. FIND INSPIRING PLACES TO WRITE
  9. 9. 5. DEDICATE SPECIFIC TIME EVERYDAY FOR WRITING
  10. 10. 6. NEVER STOP WRITING AT THE END OF A CHAPTER
  11. 11. A Blank Page Is The Enemy A few tips to get started • Stopping mid-chapter is ok • Always write the first sentence of your next chapter • Blank pages make it hard to get started again
  12. 12. 7. SEEK FEEDBACK EARLY AND OFTEN
  13. 13. 8. SELF-IMPOSE DEADLINES
  14. 14. 9. FIND PROFESSIONAL HELP
  15. 15. Not All Professional Help Is The Same A few tips to get started • More expensive doesn’t mean better • Talk to other authors to find affordable help • Hire help to strengthen your weakness
  16. 16. 10. LEARN FROM MISTAKES
  17. 17. Mistakes Help You Learn Food for thought • All authors make mistakes • Successful authors learn quickly and adjust • Keep track of mistakes to avoid them in the future
  18. 18. 11. TITLE IS EVERYTHING
  19. 19. People Judge Books By Their Cover How to find a great title • Brainstorm title ideas at least once per week • Ask family and friends to narrow down their favorites • Hire a professional before finalizing
  20. 20. 12. ALWAYS FINISH
  21. 21. An Incomplete Book Is A Travesty Food for thought • Writing a book is hard and you will get discouraged • No matter what, you should always finish your book • There is no greater feeling than completing a book
  22. 22. LET’S CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

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