Thursday, 19 January 2017

How to Write Your Ebook in 24 Hours Or Less Guaranteed!

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Writing an eBook in 24 hours or less? Not possible. That is probably what you are thinking after reading the title of this article. The reality is that there are plenty of writers who have written ebooks and special reports in less time than 24 hours.

First, the qualifier. When I say 24 hours, I mean 24 hours of writing and editing. Not 24 hours consecutively...unless you are a glutton for punishment or have written an a lengthy first draft before, trying to write a draft in 24 hours straight is going to be tough, real tough.

The point of this article is to show you that once you figure out the write way to write faster, there is literally no limit to what you can achieve in building your publishing empire. The second point is to show you a few ways that you can get your writing done fast, real fast. In order to be successful, you should use the following checklist to create a first draft in record time.

1) Short and Sweet and Too The Point 


The key to writing fast, especially when you are starting out, is to keep the ebooks short and to the point. You want to be able to solve your reader's problem in the most efficient manner. The perfect way to get to a quick solution is to keep your ebooks short. I like to target 25 to 40 pages in my special reports or short ebooks. What is the difference between a special report and a short ebook? Not much, in fact they are one in the same. What you call it will depend on your niche and your marketing strategy.

For something that you want to build a little buzz about, calling it a special report might get you a little more attention than a run-of-the-mill ebook.

2) Stay Focused 


When you are writing a short report, you absolutely must stay on topic and not go off course. Make sure that you take a look at your research and cut out everything that is not focused on one subject and one subject alone.

If you try to answer a bunch of questions and solve many problems, the pages will begin to multiply and your first draft will go from tightly-focused to bloated in no time.

Stay focused on a tightly defined topic and you will finish faster. Allow your topic to expand and you may never finish.

3) Simple Steps and Secrets 


A tightly written outline or table of contents will help you stay on track and get your first draft written in record time.

My favorite trick for creating compelling chapters and topics is to list out the steps needed to solve the problem or achieve the results I am writing about.

For instance, take an outline for an e-book on how to write an ebook. Ironic, I know, but here is the 7 Steps Outline in action:

About the Author 
Introduction 
Overcoming Your Excuses

Step #1 - Niche It 
Step #2 - Research It 
Step #3 - Table It 
Step #4 - Write It 
Step #5 - Edit It 
Step #6 - Polish It 
Step #6a - Re-Edit and Re-Polish 
Step #7 - Publish It

The Next Steps in Your Journey 
Exclusive Interviews with 8 Successful eBook Authors 
Conclusion

Now that I have my outline, I can just create several sub-topics under each step. Under each sub-topic I will think about what needs to be done during the step and write a few paragraphs and then move onto the next sub-topic.

3) Sexy Chapters That Sizzle 


One more must-follow tip, make sure your chapter titles are sexy and attention-getting. People will be more engaged and likely to read your ebook, which is one of the main reasons you are writing it in the first place - to get it read by people.

Another benefit of including several chapters is that you can start each step or secret with a new chapter on a new page. This increases the length of your first draft automatically, even though you do not write any more. Which brings us to the secret of...

4) White Space 


If you flip through some of your favorite ebooks you will notice there are relatively few dense paragraphs. This is because it is hard to read a lot of type on the computer or portable electronic reading device.

Adding a little white space - i.e., a space between paragraphs or major declarations or quotes - will not only make it easier to read, but also increase the size of your ebook. Your readers will interpret the bigger product as a value for the price you will be charging.


5) An Eye-Catching Title 


It is no wonder that authors publish books and products with titles like The Automatic Millionaire, The One Minute Millionaire, The One Minute Manager, Eight Minutes in the Morning and Eight Minute Abs. Create an eye-catching title that immediately conveys the benefit the reader will get - think Eight Minute Abs, not How to Work Out Endlessly and Get Nice Abs!

6) Getting Unblocked from Writer's Block 


When you first start writing on a consistent basis, you might not have trained your mind and fingers to get writing as soon as you sit down to the computer. If you are struggling to write your first draft, here are a few ways that you can kickstart your writing.

7) Scan Industry Headlines and Read Reports or Articles 


If you find yourself unsure of what to write next on a topic or sub-topic, just visit your niche-specific news resource or forum online. Often sites will have a search feature that you can use

Go offline. Sometimes reading on your computer all day and then trying to write on a computer makes things a little difficult. My suggestion is to unplug and go offline. Scan books from your local library or a book shop near you for books or magazines that are about your eBook topic. Scan through the table of contents for ideas for your eBook or read a chapter or two.

Now you have some fresh ideas and ways of approaching your topic. You might even have a book or two to quote or reference in your own product. This is another way to get content fast - use a quote and then comment on the quote.

I have just one word of warning, do not plagiarize. Read through the information, process it in your head and write about the topic in your own words.

8) Get Help 


Another great way to get your writing done is to have someone else do it for you. Yes, I know it defeats the purpose of learning how to write your own first draft but if you are struggling to write an ebook, you can always outsource it.

Outsourcing your project means getting a ghostwriter to write your eBook for you. A ghostwriter is someone who is behind-the-scenes who will write it for you for a nominal fee. How much it costs depends on the scope of work - i.e., how many pages, the topic and so on.

The advantage of using a ghostwriter is that you can focus on the development of your website and the sales copy, while your ghostwriter is churning out your product. This is one of the ways that you can become an instant author.

There is another option and that is to create your ebooks using the words of others. Leveraging the knowledge of others. Let me explain...

9) Interviews 


This technique still works, but it has been overused a bit in the internet marketing niche as of late. What you do is you approach experts in your niche and you interview them. You record the interview and then either transcribe the interview yourself or you pay someone to do it for you.

Alternatively, you can have the person you are interviewing answer questions via email and you will have nothing to transcribe.

The benefit of this approach is that you get to leverage the knowledge of established experts. A bonus benefit is that when you publish your product, they might be willing to promote your eBook to their list of subscribers.

Imagine publishing an eBook and on the day you launch it you have thousands of people hitting your website thanks to the recommendation of an expert in your niche.

Of course the whole process can be completed in less than 24 hours of total time, which means that you will be able to create your first draft in less than 24 hours. Not bad at all.

10) Public Domain Ebooks 


One last option that you can use is to use public domain information. A literary work that is in the public domain means that it is copyright-free and you can use it anyway that you want.

Public domain works fall into 3 main categories: 

Information that is publicly available because it was donated by the author
Information from governments and its agencies
Works that fell into the public domain because the author lost the copyright

The last one is probably the situation that you will encounter the most when looking for public domain writings to publish. In general, any work that was created before 1923 falls into the public domain. So how do you go about creating ebooks from public domain works? Easy, you find the work and transcribe it or you find the raw file to transform into a first draft. How do you find a public domain work? I have done it in one of two ways - using Google and typing in "public domain" and the topic I am interested in and visiting Project Guttenberg at Gutenberg.org. Gutenberg is a great resource that you can use to find thousands of public domain books to transform into your own ebooks.

So there you have it, just a few ways that you can literally create your very own first draft in less than 24 hours. Which eBook writing secret will you choose?

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