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Write Your First EBook

Updated on August 7, 2015

Breaking the entire mission down into smaller assignments results in the final product needing some tweaking. This is okay and doesn’t necessarily take anything away from the creativity. It fact, it could actually add more to it.

Writing your first eBook is very different from article writing or blog posting. It can be extremely rewarding professionally and personally for many freelance writers.
Writing your first eBook is very different from article writing or blog posting. It can be extremely rewarding professionally and personally for many freelance writers. | Source

Pulling all of these smaller jobs into one big venture makes the entire process seem less overwhelming. It is easier to look at less significant task with smaller amounts of stress than the project as a whole. In reality, finishing these smaller jobs is a more likely scenario than sitting down and completely writing an entire project from start to finish.

Find out more information before writing your first Ebook.

EBooks are remarkable opportunity for a freelance writer to take skills to another level and really display personal proficiencies on a platform to showcase abilities on a much larger stage. There is an enormous difference between this an a simple article or blog post. Although article writing is great, this particular venture gives things both professionally and personally an article simply cannot deliver. Before jumping in, find out more about writing one and if this is something of interest.

Why write an Ebook?

Unlimited boundaries

These types of publications give writers a resource to delve into characters and content to an individuals hearts content. Unlike an article or blog post limits are not placed on the amount of space, word count. material or guidelines established by a writing platform or client. All of these things inhibit a creators boundaries in some form. Lots of writers admit the freedom felt building one is intoxicating.

New life in professional work

With this kind of podium the professional career expands and countless times it breathes new life into writing which has become stale and mundane. Numerous people discover they have found a place to call home. They are comfortable, at ease and the work comes easy. The Ebook universe is actually where they belong. They feel more comfortable than other avenues or niches in the professional. Therefore, a lot more writers find their way into the wonderful world of writing their first one.

Writing a good one for many proves to be a daunting task. It certainly does not have to be. Some admit the encounter was overwhelming. This is why having some basic strategies to make the job easier is a wonderful idea. Several are presented here

Break it down into smaller task

Writing the book from beginning to end in exact order is an unlikely scenario. It is nice to imagine it working out this way, but the truth is the mind is not always working in this manner.The methodology used to get everything accomplished is not a natural flow in most cases.

Chronological order is not always best

Consider lots of movies, scripts and other forms of written material crafted for entertainment. This is not written in chronological order as well. If a writer is fortunate enough to make a personal product in this fashion something is not wrong. This is simply not the average writer working towards the final product. The destination is the same, but by a different route.

Develop terrific characters, outlines and chapters

If you want to completely develop all book characters first, do so. If you like putting together a big outline of all book chapters first, this works as well. Maybe you need to write one of fiction by beginning the story at the end instead of the beginning. Whatever way works best to get it all done is okay.

Having a great set of small pieces fitting well together makes for an extraordinary finished product. Attempting to master everything at once and in one sitting is impossible. Rewrites and adjustments being made is a fact of life when writing a book.

Making certain all of these smaller parts of the big picture get done is important. Most people find completing smaller tasks of the bigger project and putting them all together to be an effective writing tool.

Stay motivated during the process

Staying motivated during the process is difficult for lots of people. As a newbie writing an article seemed like a hard venture at first as well. However, the more material produced the easier it became.

Practice makes perfect

Initially one article took an hour with research, editing and publishing. Now the same feat is accomplished in a matter of 20 minutes. The same is said of eBooks. The more created the easier it becomes and the faster it gets done. Keeping motivated while working the assignment helps make it easier.

Subject matter influences time

The content or subject matter used influences whether the journey is long or short. Regardless of what focus you choose with the first one, stay motivated. Look at the reward at the end and stay on track. Your second or even third eBook will not take as long and eventually you even become an old hand at it and motivation is less of an issue.

Write daily

It’s easy to start anything and procrastinate and never finish it. Working daily an eBook until completion is a great idea. Daily production of material related to the overall project is a great way to keep motivation going and more importantly, it keeps the focus on the work..

Make it a habit

For freelance writers looking to earn money writing on the web, this is a terrific habit to get into with everything produced and published under a writer's byline. Put in some effort on the project every day for personal benefit.

Build strong work ethic

This is a strong direction to take writing in even If only editing today or working on titles for chapters to use for tomorrow. All of these things make writing and working on a great piece of work wonderful. It builds up wonderful work ethic. No matter what the duties, make it a habit each day.

There will be exceptions. Things you cannot avoid or get around in the way of this schedule. Do not let this be a deterrent.

Take advice and information from other eBook authors

It’s great to gain important knowledge from other eBook authors. Sharing things such as the pitfalls to avoid writing a personal project. They give others encouragement, inspiration and other forms of support to make the journey a little easier.

Hubpages offers info

Research the tons of material found on Hubpages connected to writing and publishing one. The web has wonderful authors kind enough to share personal experience and professional expertise to take advantage of. It’s great to find out ahead of time something to save you hundreds of dollars or hours of work.

Answer these simple questions about an EBook before starting

To start an outline for an eBook, keep a few key features in mind that work for nearly every one ever written. Don’t worry about the details of the project as long as there is an answer to these questions right now. The responses to these enable the development of an eBook both commercially appealing and money earning.

· Does it provide useful as well as relevant information?

· Is it able to answer questions readers find meaningful and significant?

· Is it dynamic enough to make it interesting to readers? In other words will it add something to a readers experience or enjoyment after they have completed it?

If you have answered no to any of these, make the necessary changes where the answers are all yes. These modifications do a writer justice in the long run. The help set the write circumstances to begin for success.

Have faith as a writer

Having been successful as a writer in another forum is a wonderful way to assume a first eBook turns out the same. Don’t discourage from trying something new or believe an eBook is off limits for any writer. Have faith in personal writing abilities and succeed in creating an a final product to be proud of. This is simply another another platform to showcase what you have to offer professionally. Have faith readers are set to enjoy and this is the first of many more successful ventures in this arena.

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It is never over as quickly as most writers imagine.

If you do all of the parts of the whole and combine them the undertaking is completed before you know it. Do not overwhelm or pressure the thought process by imagining a quick finish. This is actually an enormous writing task in a limited amount of time on a detailed schedule in most cases. The thought of getting one of these completely done becomes too overwhelming for countless writers and is one of the largest reasons many never finish the venture.

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      tywias 6 years ago

      This is a GREAT article. It deals with the real stumbling blocks of writing an ebook, which is actually starting to write and staying motivated to keep going. You might also be interested in this website which deals with the same things:

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great tips! I love how you've broken everything down. This is something that anyone who does freelance writing and/or blogging should consider for their niche area(s).

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      Sneha Sunny 6 years ago from India

      very informative, useful and motivational hub. Writing an ebook is really a very good idea for writers. It's a really very good platform. Thanks for sharing

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      bell du jour 6 years ago from Ireland

      It something I've thought about as I'm sure most writers have, your hub is very informative and useful. Voted up and bookmarked, many thanks for sharing :-)

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Thanks for some very helpful advice. If I decide to jump in and write that book I always think about, I will use your hub for inspiration and guidance. Up and useful.

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      Angela Joseph 6 years ago from Florida

      Very useful and informtive hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      tamron 6 years ago

      I wrote an ebook before I was able to finish. My motherboard burned to a crisp. I never saved my ebook on a disk so it's gone forever.

      If your writing an ebook be sure to save your ebook on a disk.

      Great hub! Stumble ya!

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      point2make 6 years ago

      Another great hub that will help me complete my ebook. Thank-you very much.

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      truth4life 6 years ago from Indiana

      Very informative! Thank you for sharing. This may have inspired me to give it a try.

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      Brandon Lobo 6 years ago

      smcopywrite I do read each and every hub of yours :-) thanks for the link

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web


      this is a link about publishing your book on amazon. i hope this can answer it for you. thanks for reading my hub.

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      Brandon Lobo 6 years ago

      Hi could u tell me how much it would charge to publish my e-book on amazon? I will be doing the book on my own - no ghostwriter and no paid pics.


      Also how do I get it on amazon

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      I looked into several different software designed to help write ebooks. they range in price from several hundred dollars to just a couple of bucks. the reviews are mixed, but so far nothing really stands out as better than the rest. many authors have their own personal preference. i suppose i should write a hub on what is available. i will continue to research to find out if one does come out ahead of the pack

      thank you all for your feedback

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      hazelwood4 6 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      This a great an informative article about Ebooks. I have never written an Ebook before, but would love to give it a try. I wonder what the best software to use to write an Ebook is?

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      hazelwood4 6 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      This a great an informative article about Ebooks. I have never written an Ebook before, but would love to give it a try. I wonder what the best software to use to write an Ebook is?

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      ThoughtSandwiches 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Hi one who generally fears technology...I noted many of the pitfalls associated with ebooks is the same as with regular books. You have some great information here and thanks for sharing!