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Summary: Got a great idea for an ebook but can't get started? You need a structure.
Structuring Your Ebook
Copyright (c) 2002 by Angela Booth
(Angela Booth has been a professional writer for 25 years, and is published by mainstream publishers.)
Got a great idea for an ebook but don't know how to start writing it? Find book's structure, and it will (almost) write itself.
I've got three partially-completed books on my hard drives that I'll complete one day. Maybe.
All three books are viable, with great information and great ideas. What they lack is a structure. They're books with a body but no bones.
I started each book thinking that structure would come to me as I wrote. Many thousands of words later, I'm still waiting.
With luck, I'll manage to work out a structure for each book, and will turn them to profit. However they taught me importance of working out a book's structure BEFORE I start writing.
Having structure in place makes a book easy to write. Writing a book without a structure is like trying to build a house without a blueprint.
=> The structure starts with your working title
How easy do you think following ebooks would be to write?
* 101 Ways To Secure A Retirement Income
* Ten Secrets Of A Successful Day Trader
* Every Writer's Quick-Action Guide To Writing An Ebook
* Improve Your Golf In Thirty Days
* Seven Days To Your Own Successful Home Business
These titles make excellent working titles for an ebook, because they provide a built-in structure for book.
You may use your working title, or can change it. You can also use your working title as a sub-title.
Tip: when you decide on a title, print it out and stick it on side of your monitor. While you're writing, you can go off on tangents if you don't keep your book's premise in mind at all times.
=> Create an outline
Come out from underneath that desk! Please don't whine. I don't mean kind of outline that your English teacher harassed you into creating when you were 12.