Baby boomers, are you thinking of writing a book? Maybe you want to have a book to promote your online business? Or you might just want to record your memoirs through life. Either way, writing your book will not be difficult once you get your thoughts organized and ready to put on paper. Follow these simple steps and get your book going quickly.
1. List Your Thoughts
Are you ideas about your book all over the place? Does your mind feel jumbled with everything you want to write. Slow it down by writing out lists of ideas you have on book topics. Once you write the list, go through and categorize them into topic areas. For instance, say you want to write about when you traveled through Europe with a backpack, or your participation in protests or voting events in the 60’s. Perhaps you also want to write about a hobby such as gardening or golf. Put the topics you know into categories.
2. Add to the Categories
Add to those categories. Add additional information to each category. You might have a long list by now. Of all the topics you have, select the one that excites you the most or that you feel you have the most material on and focus on that one to start. Put all of the information for that topic on a separate paper so you can concentrate on that for your eBook.
3. Select the Chapter Heading
Out of the information in each of the chapters you created, select a topic that will serve as a chapter heading. Take the strongest and most focused statement to serve as chapter heading. This will help you focus your chapters. Put everything you listed about that that topic into logical sections or an outline to form the chapters of your eBook.
4. Organize Chapters
Be sure the topics you listed underneath each chapter heading make senses to go with that topic. You can adjust this list later if needed. Put the information in logical order as you would find in a table of contents in a book. Pull out one of you favorite books to help you if needed.
5. Fill in Chapter Material
Start to write information in the subtopics heading in each section. Write as much as you know without having to think too hard. When you have exhausted what you already know, you might already have enough for a book. If not, research additional information or ideas to add. Go online and pull up the years you are talking about. Look for historical information from that time period to trigger more memoirs. Put in some more facts and information.
5. Keep It Focused
Your eBook does not have to be lengthy. Some are only 10 to 30 pages. That is not very much writing. In fact, with 25 pages of writing, a front cover, table of contents, dedication page and disclaimer and copyright page and you have your 30 page eBook ready to go.
Baby boomers have some of the most exciting first-hand experiences of all generations. Forget the excuses about not being able to write your book. As you put these ideas into place you will see how simple it is to get an eBook written in a very short period of time. You just have to get started to make it a reality.
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