Creating, Writing, and Selling an Ebook
No where is it written that it needs to take a long time to write a good ebook. If an ebook takes me 3 hours to make and helps someone with their problem, then it has done its job perfectly. If an ebook takes three years to make and just confuses the reader, it is worthless. So there is no sense spending countless hours making a product you could have made in 30 hours. So let’s get things started:
If you used my special ebook outline, then follow the steps below, if not skip down to the big headline below.
Okay, so if you completed your entire ebook outline, you should have a whole crap load of questions with three descriptive words underneath each. Now the next part is actually extremely simple, and way, way more fun.
What you will need:
- A timer of some sort.
- A computer.
- At least 5 minutes to write.
Here is how we are going to write the ebook:
- For each question in your ebook outline, you will give yourself 5 min on your timer.
- Start your timer and start writing as fast as you can.
There are some rules though:
- You must use one of your three descriptive words as your first word of the passage. (This is kind of hard, but actually makes your writing much more exciting. If you can’t get it to work, no big deal, but at least try.)
- The other two descriptive words must be used within the first paragraph. (This almost helps make your writing pop.)
- You must finish what you are trying to say in 5 minutes or less.
- When you hit 5 minutes you must stop. (I know this one sucks. At first I was not able to do it and had to go over a little bit, but after a while I got used to the time limit.)
Some questions you might have:
- Why is there a 5 minute time limit?
The five minutes time limit makes you write fast! Most people feel when you write fast you write badly, but this is quite the opposite. The faster you write, the closer your writing mirror your speech. We have spent our whole lives practicing our speech and making it possible for others to understand us, so the closer we can write to that, the better!
- Why do I have to use these 3 crappy word I wrote down?
Well the three words represented the answer that you saw in your head when you pictured the question/situation you want to write about. So usually these words will be more exciting than if you just started writing about your subject. We can all use a boost of excitement in our writing, this is just a simple technique to add a whole lot of it.
- I make too many mistakes and/or can’t finish in 5 minutes?
Skip your mistakes. Leave those for the editing phase. I know this might be hard, but do it or you will throw off your groove. If that isn’t the reason you can’t finish in 5 minutes, then you must have included too much into one section in your blueprint. Simply split up your sections into smaller sections and redo that portion of your blueprint.
- Does this crap really work?
If you did not use my ebook outline, then this part is for you:
I want you to try this out when writing your book: Write twice as fast as you normally do. It will feel furiously fast, but try. Forget about your errors, you can fix those later. Like I said up above, the reason I want you to write so fast is because when you write extremely fast, your writing mimics your speech. You have spent your whole life practicing getting your speech to be clear and concise, so it makes sense we would want our writing to be like this. It also allows for your own voice to enter your writing.
So basically when you write fast, you will write more clearly, write with better tone, and, maybe even best of all, you will write your ebook fast!
And that is my tip for writing your ebook in a week or less, simple write fast. Maybe it is not the uber tip you were looking for? Let me know your thoughts below!