Workbook for 'How to Write Your Book'

 

How to Write Your Book Workbook

BIG congratulations on purchasing my book How to Write Your Book!

To help you take action on each step required to complete your book, I have designed this simple workbook for you to complete as you go along. 

If you should need further assistance, please book a 1 month mentoring program online at my website. Because you have purchased my book, add the code ‘WRITING’ and you will receive a special one off discount of $200 valid until the 10th of January 2018. 

Best of luck with your writing and please also sing out when you have finished your manuscript, my book production team consisting of myself, editors, designers and formatters would love to help you transform your manuscript into a beautiful book that you can be proud of.

Remember this is a work in progress and will change and evolve as read through the book. Jotting down and remembering your thoughts and flashes of brilliance that you have while reading How to Write Your Book will help you no end throughout the adventure of becoming an author!

Best wishes and happy writing!
Rachael

  

How to Write Your Book Workbook 

CHAPTER 1

THE BOOK TITLE I HAVE IN MIND IS;

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AN OVERVIEW OF MY BOOK IDEA IS;

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CHAPTER 2

CHECKLIST 

  • My writing space is organised
  • I am focused and have turned off and removed distractions during writing time
  • I have collected all my notes, clippings and ideas into the one area ready to write

 

CHAPTER 3 

MY REASONS FOR WRITING THIS BOOK ARE;

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CHAPTER 4

CHECKLIST

  • I have checked there is a market for my book
  • Trends have been checked
  • Business potential is checked (if applicable)

  

CHAPTER 5

MY TARGET AUDIENCE IS;

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CHAPTER 6 

MY TYPE OF BOOK WILL BE AROUND ……................WORDS

I HAVE DECIDED TO WRITE ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS/TIMES

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CHAPTER 8 

MY BOOK WILL BE RELEASED IN THE MONTH OF ……………………….

 

CHAPTER 9

CHECKLIST

 

  • Word document or similar set up ready with headings typed in for each section
  • I have saved my work

 

CHAPTER 10

THE FACE OF THE BOOK

MY THOUGHTS ON MY FRONT COVER DESIGN ARE; 

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THE CONTENT FOR MY FRONT COVER WILL BE;

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MY SPINE CONTENT WILL BE;

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MY BACKCOVER SYNOPSIS IDEAS AND THOUGHTS ARE;

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CHAPTER 11

THE FRONT MATTER

I HAVE NOW TYPED UP THE SECTIONS I NEED IN MY MANUSCRIPT

  • Title page
  • Imprint page
  • Dedication page
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Prologue
  • Table of contents

  

CHAPTER 12

THE BODY OF THE BOO 

CHECKLIST 

  • An overview has been typed up of the chapters I would like to have in my book
  • All notes that I compiled earlier in Chapter 2 have now been typed up in this section as well
  • I have saved my work

 

CHAPTER 13

THE BACK MATTER

CHECKLIST

  • Afterword/Epilogue
  • Bibliography/Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Biography
  • Index
  • Marketing page
  • I have saved my work

  

CHAPTER 14

CHECKLIST 

  • I have set up my manuscript with page numbers, font size and font style
  • I have typed up my content for the Imprint page
  • I have added my bullet points for each section of my book under the relevant headings (except for the chapters section, as this has been done previously)
  • I have saved my work

 

CHAPTER 15

CHECKLIST

  • Stage 1 of the Writing in Layers process completed
  • I have saved my work 

 

CHAPTER 16

CHECKLIST 

  • Stage 2 of the Writing in Layers process completed

  

CHAPTER 17

CHECKLIST

  • Business plan completed (if applicable)
  • Decided on whether I’ll self-publish or publish
  • I have saved my work

  

CHAPTER 18 

CHECKLIST

  • Stage 3 of the Writing in Layers process completed
  • Stage 4 of the Writing in Layers process completed
  • Contacted my office to book your manuscript in to be edited or sourced your own editor
  • Sourced an illustrator if applicable
  • Contacted my office to schedule in your book for formatting and design or sourced your own formatter and designer
  • I have saved my work

 

CHAPTER 19

CHECKLIST

  • Stage 5 of the Writing in Layers process completed
  • Manuscript is completed – EXCITING!
  • I have printed out and reviewed my work and marked up changes
  • I have updated my edits and amendments in my master manuscript
  • I have saved my work

 

THE FINAL STAGE 

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If self-publishing

  • ISBN purchased (do this when you have your book synopsis and front cover as the process has changed – do not upload your manuscript however)
  • Barcode ordered
  • Price point settled upon
  • I have compiled a list of reviewers and contacted them to ask them to review my book
  • I have saved my work

 

FINAL CHECKLIST 

  • I have now sent my manuscript in to be edited! Wooohooo!
  • I have saved my master manuscript to Dropbox or an online storage centre
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