Writing an ebook: 9 essential things to bare in mind

7 Nov. 2022

Are you thinking about writing an ebook? Does the process look complicated to you? Check out our list of tips that may help you create an ebook that readers will want to buy and enjoy.

1. Choose the topic for your ebook

Writing a book is a longtime desire for many people. The very first step is to think about a topic. Choose the topic you would like to write about. What is the main idea? How many chapters will your book have? Do you need to have subchapters? What are the characters? What is the plot? What is the main idea? What do you want to have at the end of your book? Use a brainstorming technique while writing down everything that comes to mind. Think about your topic in general and try to segregate it into small topics. Then choose the most important parts and write them down, paying attention to the chronology of your story.

Brainstorming is method teams use to generate ideas to solve clearly defined problems.

2. Make a research

As soon as you have identified your main idea, analyze your genre. Once more, if you are writing the kind of book you enjoy reading, you are already ahead of the game! The best way to learn how to write in your genre is to read literature in that genre.

One more secret to finding the best-selling books in your genre is to perform market research on Amazon or other popular platforms for ebooks. You will have to compete with these best-sellers if you want your book to be successful.

3. Write a plot for your ebook.

You must first outline your story if you want to write a fantastic one. If it is your first book, this is especially crucial because you will need a strong framework to refer back to if you get stuck. (Because you will, we assure you.)

Essentials to outline for your book:

  • Choose a format that meets your needs
  • Make notes for the beginning, middle, and end of the book
  • Think about conflict
  • Discover your characters

4. Create your book's opening sentence in advance.

Starting the story is one of the most crucial steps in creating a book. Your book's first few pages may make or break it; if they fall short of expectations, many readers will lose interest and may never return to the book again.

Your next task is to keep the reader interested by increasing the tension and advancing the plot. The primary characters should also have different personalities and agendas to engage the reader.

You may also want to hire a ghostwriter to help you at the very beginning. A ghostwriter may write some pieces of your story or its plan just to send you in the right direction.

5. Create the first draft

Many authors struggle to start writing, and once they do, they often stop after only a few phrases to go back and revise them until they are flawless. This kind of procrastination is difficult to identify since it includes writing.

Procrastination is an active process; you choose to do something else instead of the task that you know you should be doing.

6. Define word count requirements for guidance.

Now let us move on to some suggestions for how you might develop better writing practices. If you want to finish your work in a specific amount of time, setting word count objectives is crucial for a productive writing process.

Create word count milestones for each session. Think about your weekly milestone and your monthly milestone. The following word count objectives are suggested for inexperienced writers:

  • 500–750 words per day
  • 1,500–2,500 words per week
  • 6,000–10,000 words per month.

7. Select a comfortable program for writing books.

There are a few different programs that can assist you in creating a book. Here is a list of our favorites:

  • Scrivener 
  • Milanote 
  • FocusWriter
  • The Reedsy Book Editor

The good idea here is to try several programs and choose the best one that you are comfortable working with.

8. Revise the text.

You can write day and night, but if no one else enjoys what you've written, you might eventually end up disappointed. It is important to collect varied feedback on your work as early as you can. Start by requesting that your friends and fellow writers read just a few chapters. Use their advice generally wherever it applies, not only to particular chapters.

After you finish writing your book, think about hiring a beta reader to read your complete work and offer feedback. You may hire an editor to provide you with expert advice as well. Post a task on Insolvo to find an editor.

9. Publish your book

Publishing is a demanding procedure as well. However, if you have traveled this far to write a book, you can do just about anything! Make sure your book is published.


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