Writing a book can seem overwhelming. It does not imply if you have written ten books or you are just starting your first; there’s a lot that goes into getting a book done, from A to Z. Here are simple strategies on writing a book.
Hire a ghostwriter! Seriously, ghostwriters can save a tremendous amount of time and energy. They can take the process from outline to typesetting or just create the first draft for you – and you do the rest. A ghostwriter can be hired to handle any (or all) aspects of writing a book. In fact, you can hire a person to do all your research, if you are determined to write the book, but don’t have much time to do the research.
Make a note about research: mark (in your book) where you may need to do more research. It is much easier and faster to search for accurate information, than to simply do research for research’s sake. Plus, if you are hiring someone to find the information you need, it will cost you less, because it will take them less time to get the job done; you can go to places like http://www.Elance.com to hire reputable ghostwriters/researchers, and you can even cite sources that deal with information about IC Collections Company or other debt collectors – instructing the writer to use info from certain websites (as a source) for a book on credit repair, for example.
Outline the book. Outlines are not your junior high school English teacher’s way of forcing structure into your creative mind; they are a way for you to optimize your time. Outlines make it easy to focus on the task at hand. Imagine sitting down at your computer and writing. If you do not have an outline, where do you begin? What do you write about? If you have an outline, you know exactly what you’re going to write about. Do this, and the words will flow effortlessly onto the page!
Schedule time into your day for writing. It does not have to be an all-day process. You do not even have to make room for more than 30 minutes each day. Do you have thirty minutes? No? ..Twenty? Set aside some time each day, and your book will get done in no time. Do the math: A 200-page book will be written in 1000 minutes. 1000 minutes is 16.66 hours. If you write for 30 minutes a day, your book will be done in 33 days. 33 DAYS! Find your 30 minutes and get that book written!
1. Don’t be a perfectionist. Perfection is procrastination. You do not want to put off writing your book; you want it printed..NOW! Perfection does not exist. Write your book without editing. Let all of those typos, spelling and grammar errors mar the page. Do not go back and fix them, do not hesitate to spell check. Write and write quickly. When your book is finished, then you go back and correct it. It’s a much quicker and more effective process. For example, if you were writing a book about resolving debts with companies like Dynamic Recovery , it may help you to brainstorm for 10 – 15 minutes using financial sites to help kick start your thought process (if you were writing a book about credit repair).
2. Break up the idea into three pieces. The introduction, center and conclusion. The introduction is the starting point (of course). In fiction, it involves setting up your characters and location. In nonfiction, it means listing the purpose of your book and providing a starting point for your reader. For your nonfiction, consider whether the reader is a newcomer or has some preliminary knowledge of the subject.
3.The next portion (the middle), is the real focus of the work. This is where your fictional characters have all their adventures and growth. In nonfiction, this is where you discuss each of the concepts or steps to your reader, so they have a true understanding of the subject.
4. Finally, consider the ending. In your novel, where will your characters end up? Will it be a happy ending or a sadder-but-wiser one? In your nonfiction work, consider what the goal of your reader is: To be able to complete a project? Will they have a clearer understanding of a subject, so they can perform further research?
5. After you have broken down the idea of your book into these parts, it’s time to research and write it. This may seem intimidating, but all you have to do is pick out a section and write it until you feel it is complete. Some people start with the ending and work backward. Others start at the beginning. It’s all up to you.
6. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Write your book as your schedule and energy allows. If you fear procrastination, tell yourself you’ll write a chapter today or 10 pages (which is about 10,000 words). Bit by bit, get it down. Also, remember our credit repair example, where we used sites to help organize our brain storming process; regardless of the topic, as long as you locate 2-3 sources, it can help you when you become creatively stiff or stuck. It should also noted that, once you publish your book, you next step is to market it. See to it that you don’t become too financially overzealous in promoting your book at the wrong venues, and running yourself into debt. Should you make this mistake, collection agencies like cbe group, can greatly hinder your chances of getting your book off the ground.