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Beginning Your Practice Learning to breathe How to sit The monkey mind You may have another outline style that works well for you, but I find the skeletal outline is an easy and quick way to get your ideas on paper as you first get started.
Spend some time simply brainstorming and allowing your imagination to create a story in your head. Take some notes while brainstorming. Then come back and begin fleshing out your outline further.
Creating your outline will first involve deciding on characters and the roles they will play in your story. Once you have a general idea of the main characters, you can use a skeletal outline for the story, or you can write a brief summary of the story, and then determine how to break down the story into chapters.
Determine how you will write. I write my books on my Mac using the Pages word processing software and also use Skrivener. You want to write using something that allows you to easily edit and make changes without wasting a lot of time.
Some people really enjoy writing in longhand, as it stimulates creativity and forces you to write slower. A writing schedule with daily goals. This is the most important part of writing your book.
You must create a daily or 5 day a week writing habit. Attach your new writing habit to a trigger or cue which prompts you to begin writing.
This trigger is a previously-formed automatic behavior, like brushing your teeth or walking the dog.
Select a trigger that happens every day and one that occurs at a good time for you to write. Eventually, your new writing habit will be so associated with your trigger that the combination will feel automatic.
Start small with a goal of writing words each day for the first week. Then increase the number of words until you reach words a day. That gives you an idea of how much you might try to write each day. Find a spot in your home that you feel is conducive to writing.
Do you need music playing? If so, what kind? Do you want a candle? A cup of tea or coffee? Do you need to be near a window?
Having all of this determined in advance will help motivate you to get started and to make writing an enjoyable ritual.
That consistent writing habit is so important. But it will give you a huge boost to just finish the book and stay committed to the process.
Everyone who writes is their own worst critic. Who am I kidding. Some of it may well be crap and need re-working or editing. But you have to start somewhere, so get it all down on paper and then deal with the crap.
The most experienced writers have them. Once you finish the book, set it aside for a few days or a couple of weeks. Then go back and read over the entire book again, correcting mistakes, rewriting sections as necessary, cutting out wordy parts, and tightening it up.If you’re writing a 30,word non-fiction book, you can have it done in just over a month with consistent writing.
Step Six Of Writing A Book: Create the environment. Find a spot in your home that you feel is conducive to writing. This downloads in English plus a FREE Spanish version. It includes a student writing checklist for fantasy fiction writing.
I use it to support beginner writers and help them remember what to include in their writing. You can use them with the whole class, small groups or for individual support.
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