Want to write a book? It’s a process, and once you see how simple the process is, it will motivate you to write. Here it is in a nutshell.
1. Start With a Blurb: a Short Description
You need a blurb. Think of it as the anchor for your book. Go to a bookstore, and start reading the back cover material on books. This material is called a “blurb”, and it’s a description of your book.
However, it’s a description written in an interesting and intriguing way — essentially it’s promotional.
Before you start any book, you should write the blurb. You need to know what the book is about. It’s always amazing to me when I asked somebody what their book is about, and they can’t tell me. If you don’t have a handle on your book before you start writing, then you’re unlikely to complete it.
Expect writing your blurb to take time. Take as long as you need. It’s very much easier to change your blurb than it is to change your book when you’ve written 200 pages. Aim to write a blurb that is around 100 words long and which encapsulates exactly what you want to say in your book.
2. Outline Your Book: It Will Change As You Write
Your next step is to outline your book. Your blurb should make this relatively easy. Don’t worry about creating a fancy outline as you were taught in English class; a list will do just fine.
3. Write the First Chapter
Once you’ve completed the outline, write the first chapter. Write this chapter straight through. Don’t stop for anything, you need to keep up your forward momentum.
4. Create a Book Proposal
Now you’ve written the outline and first chapter, it’s time to sell your book.
You do this by creating a book proposal. All professional writers sell their books on proposals; this saves a lot of time and energy. Publishers would rather read proposals than read a complete manuscript (in fact most publishers won’t read a manuscript).
When you sell your book on proposal you have enough money to live on while you write the book.
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