Get to Writing that Ebook
Writing an Ebook is hard. Getting started is even harder. If you have never written one before, you can feel overwhelmed. Where the hell do you begin? How do you go forward, when you don't even know where to take your first step? I am starting my first one. Not sure if I will every do anything with it, but it is a fun project to work on for now. So why don't we start this together?!
But first, what is so great about ebooks? To be honest I prefer a physical book in my hands, then anything else. That being said, the world is changing now, and it’s time for the nobodies to make a name in the world. So ebooks are a great way to get started. Since starting this business, I can appreciate the smaller businesses so much more now. So want to put your name on a book of your own? Then let’s get started!!
Pick your topic- This could be the hardest part. Don't focus on just one idea. Write down lots of ideas. Try to come up with 10-20 ideas. They can be as crazy as can be. Sometimes the crazier, the better. Trust me I have come up with very... interesting ideas. When coming up with this list, you will land on an idea that will make you excited. Like can't stop smiling excited. This is the idea, you will probably want to go with. If you can’t seem to come up with some ideas, survey your people. Your friends, family, loved ones, Facebook groups, followers etc. Give them options and let them tell you what they want or need. Got some topics in mind? Awesome! Okay, now don’t get too excited, the next part is a little tougher.
Research your Ebook- Make sure that the topic you decided to choose, is one that you have some experience with. Make sure you do your research with the parts you are not an expert on. There is no point in starting an ebook that you know little about. You won’t be able to sell it because no one will be willing to buy it.
Outline your Ebook- You came up with this great idea. You're ridiculously excited to get started. Can you mold this idea into a book? Next sit down and come up with chapters. Write out what points you want to write in each chapter. This will help you see your ideas come to life. Be as thorough as you can. You want to make sure that your concept and topic are worth the time people will take to read it.
Pick your favourite chapter to start- If you are writing a non fiction ebook Speaking from personal experience, don't start with introduction. Seriously. It is the toughest part to work on. You don't know how the rest of the book, is going to turn out. Pick your favourite chapter to start on instead. Once you finish that chapter, you will feel accomplished and proud. As you should!
Take a break- Once you have the first draft of it done, put it aside. Don’t look at it for a couple of days. Seriously, you have put so much time and effort into it, that you need to look at it with fresh eyes. Show it to someone else, or just let it be. When you come back to it, you will appreciate it a hell of a lot more.
These are just my tips on starting your ebook. I am hoping to work on mine tomorrow. What kind of ebook are you working on? Did you find it hard to start?Let me know in the comment section below!