Want to write an ebook? Information marketing is hot online, and you can make a great income. Unfortunately, starting your product can be much easier than finishing it. If you’d like to write and sell ebooks in a week, read on.
I started my writing career writing novels and business books. Over the years, I’ve written millions of words. This means that I’ve managed to become productive out of sheer necessity.
When someone hires me to write an ebook, or I write one for myself, I know the exact start date of the project, and the end date too. Yes, this means setting yourself deadlines.
You’ll find that you’re much more motivated when you’ve set a “done!” date for your project.
So here we go — let’s get it done in a week.
Day 1. Brain Dump: Write As Much As You Can As Fast As You Can
Day One is lots of fun. You’ve got your topic, and no matter what that topic is, you know much more about it that you think you do.
It’s time to get all that information onto paper.
Of course, you can do your brain dumps on your computer, but I prefer to write this initial material by hand. I’m more relaxed, and I can cheery-pick important concepts from a mass of material.
Set a timer, and write in ten-minute bursts. Write whatever comes; don’t stop.
Day 2. Add and Delete Items from Your Brain Dump
Now you’ve got an idea of what you know, and what you don’t, so today, it’s time to transfer useful material to your computer.
Add more material — just type it in.
Day 3. Research and Reorder Your Items (Outline)
Many of my writing students freak out when I tell them that their ebook research won’t happen until Day Three.
There are many reasons to wait. The most important reasons are firstly that research is seductive — you can research forever. In my first few years as a writer I dropped many projects because I became intimidated by how much I didn’t know.
The second reason is that you’ll lose the forest for the trees. If you research too soon, you’ll lose your own initial inspiration for the project.
Create an outline from your brain dump, and research anything on which you need more information.
Days 4,5 and 6: Write Your Ebook and Sales Page
You’ll write your ebook and its sales page together over the next three days.
Since you’ve got a solid outline, this should be easy for you.
Write your ebook’s sales page as you write the ebook.
Day 7: Format Your Ebook, Post Your Sales Page Online
You’re done. You just need to format your ebook, and post your sales page online.
See? You’ve done it. You’ve written an ebook in a week, and you’ve started selling it… And you’ve had a lot of fun. Try this simple process: it works for me, and it will work for you.
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