Tue, 3 April 2012
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Feature Story: How To Write A Book In 7 Days
If you really know your topic well, you could probably complete your first draft in a week. Here’s a simple plan for doing just that:
“Prep Day” – Day ZERO: Come up with your title. Something like “The Insider’s Secrets of Raising Chinchillas” (or whatever your topic is). Then write an outline of what you want to say about your topic: 7 main subjects (chapters) with 3 points about each chapter. Sample:
Day 1: Record yourself just talking through your outline of Chapters 1 & 2.
Day 2: Record yourself just talking through Chapters 3 & 4.
Day 3: Record yourself just talking through Chapters 5&6.
Day 4: Record yourself just talking through Chapter 7 … and a short talk on “About this book” that will serve as the book’s “Introduction” (It’s best to do this after you have finished dictation of the whole book. You’ll have a better idea what to say.)
Day 5: Send off your audios for transcription. Use someone who will “clean up” all your stumbles and false starts, etc.
Day 6: Do nothing.
Now get busy and write that book, willya?
I answered question from listener Ted from California on how to get started.
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