The hardest part of writing is the first sentence. When you look at the whole project, it seems like an
impossible task. That’s why you have to break it down into manageable tasks. Think of climbing a mountain.
You are standing at the foot of it and looking up at its summit vanishing into the clouds. How can you
possibly scale such an immense and dangerous mountain?
There is only one way to climb a mountain? step by step.
Now think of writing your ebook in the same light. You must create it step by step, and one day, you will
take that last step and find yourself standing on the summit with your head in the clouds.
The first thing you have to do, as if you actually were a mountain climber, is to get organized. Instead
of climbing gear, however, you must organize your thoughts. There are some steps you should take before
you begin. Once you’ve gone through the following list, you will be ready to actually begin writing your
Beginning Steps to Writing an ebook
First, figure out your e-book’s working title. Jot down a few different titles, and eventually, you’ll find
that one that will grow on you. Titles help you to focus your writing on your topic; they guide you in
anticipating and answering your reader’s queries. Many non-fiction books also have subtitles. Aim for clarity
in your titles, but cleverness always helps to sell books ? as long as it’s not too cute. For example,
Remedies for Insomnia: twenty different ways to count sheep. Or: Get off that couch: fifteen exercise plans
to whip you into shape.
Next, write out a thesis statement. Your thesis is a sentence or two stating exactly what problem you are
addressing and how your book will solve that problem. All chapters spring forth from your thesis statement.
Once you’ve got your thesis statement fine-tuned, you’ve built your foundation. From that foundation,
your book will grow, chapter by chapter.