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Steps in Writing a Book
Writing and publishing a book appears to be difficult because many at times people are not aware of the steps involved in the writing process. Writing a book comes along with so many advantages ranging from income generation to fame creation. Many people find it hard but being able to consider the few points below will enable one to successfully be able to publish their book. To begin with, one has to be aware why they are writing the book. This is so because, writing a book takes quite some time and effort and an individual has to also market it. An individual might lose interest in the writing process if they don’t know why they are writing the book. As a second aspect, an individual should also have the knowledge on why people are to buy their book. This is so because, people have different views on why they should buy a book. Different people read books may be to sort wise words or want to gain extra knowledge by expanding their thoughts on something. The need for one to know why people would want to read their books arise from such a scenario. As the third step to note, a writer has to be knowledgeable of their audience. There is need for one to know their target audience because the whole process takes one’s time and effort and there is no need for writing a book if an individual knows very well that it won’t be able to sell. An individual is able to know their target group by checking out reviews and rankings from other readers in the same niche. In addition, one has to set a budget for the book to be published. Usually in book writing, one gets back what they have invested in the work. It starts from the top cover as this creates the first impression of the book and therefore, the cover should be done and printed properly. Those people who are attempting to write a book for the first time need to set a time frame for themselves. This helps one not to lose track of the writing process. Another aspect to note is that the writer should be aware of the two methods of writing a book, these are pantsing and plotting methods. Another important factor to note is, an individual should carry out an extensive research on the topic they are to write. After having the research on the topic done, one can no go ahead and write their first draft. The first draft can appear to be poor but it is a step that will help one realize and notice the errors made. One can then relax and do their own activities and come back when they are fresh. The first draft helps minimize errors in the second and third draft. The editor can now view a copy of the book. At this time, one need to be having a cover for their book in which if they don’t have, they can buy. At this given point an individual knows how to write a book and they can post it for other people to read.

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