Ellen Violette, Guest Author
When people have trouble writing an ebook they are usually making at least one, if not more, of these critical mistakes. Avoid them and you’ll find writing an ebook much easier than you ever thought possible!
1. Don’t judge, or try to edit, while you write. Do a “brain dump” instead; get all your ideas out of your head and onto the page, then go back and edit. You use a different side of the brain for writing than you do for editing, so it is not possible to do both at the same time.
On top of that, when you do this, you start to obsess over every sentence, or every paragraph, and it slows some writers down to a snail’s pace and stops other’s dead in their tracks.
2. Use conversational English at the 9th-grade level to reach the widest audience possible. You are in the business of getting your message out to the people who need it. By writing at a 9th-grade level, you’ll be able to help more people, PERIOD.
3. Don’t do research until AFTER you write what you already know. Your writing will go a lot faster if you allow yourself to write what you know FIRST, then do the research to fill in the gaps.
Instead, what a lot of writers do is research first when they don’t really know what research they are going to need. This leads them to research, and research, and research, and never get to actually writing an ebook because they get so overwhelmed by the amount of information they’ve amassed that they don’t know how to organize or use it, and they become paralyzed.
4. If you can’t write it, talk it. Many writers tend to edit when they try to write, but nobody edits while they are talking, they just talk! Other writers are intimidated by the thought of writing. Maybe a teacher told them they couldn’t write when they were younger, or they got a low grade in writing and it made them feel that they couldn’t write, don’t let old tapes stop you. If you feel that there is no way you could ever “write” an ebook, as I said, just talk it!
You can record it into a recorder, or talk it to a friend. You can use a program like Dragon Speak Naturally that will transcribe it right onto your computer as you talk it. Or, you can record it live as a teleseminar, or webinar, and have it transcribed. Figure out what puts you the most at ease, and then just do it!
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be way ahead of the game. Work smart not hard, and you’ll have a quick and profitable ebook in no time!
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Copyright © 2013 Ellen Violette. Ellen Violette, CEO Of Create A Splash, LLC and many more! Violette, The eBook Coach, is the creator of many innovative and successful workshops, programs and information products designed to teach people how to create and market ebooks and information products quickly and easily to create a dream lifestyle and financial freedom for themselves and their families. Her programs are specifically designed for independent professionals,coaches, entrepreneurs, and authors who have a message they want to share with the world, and aren’t very technical, who want to stop trading time for money, want to be seen as THE expert in their fields and want to exponentially increase the bottom line. Visit Ellen’s Website! Learn more about Ellen.
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