I recently wrote a post for Forbes entitled How to Write a Great Book: How to Get Started Writing Great Books.
In it, I showed how to write the checklist that I call a “book manuscript”.
It’s basically a list of five to 10 questions that you need to ask yourself to ensure you’re doing everything you can to make your book a success.
But before I go any further, let’s first review some of the basic concepts you need in order to write your book manuscript: How much does your book cover?
How much is your book going to cover in book length?
How many chapters will it have?
What is the genre?
What are the themes?
How will the book be structured?
What kind of story will you tell?
If you don’t answer these questions, you probably have a book manuscript.
And it’s not a good idea to skip ahead to the next section.
Instead, let me introduce you to the checklist I use to help me get started writing great books.
What’s a book?
A book is a work of fiction that you create for your readers.
So what exactly is a book and how do I write a book properly?
Book length: How many books do I want?
This is the number of pages in a book.
Book length can vary widely depending on how much work you’re going to put into it.
In general, book length will vary depending on the book.
Book cover: The first page of a book will usually be your main page.
You can use this page to start a section or to write an introduction to your book.
It can also be used to introduce your book to your readers by listing a list or paragraph of information that will be helpful to them.
You should also include a brief description of your book in your cover letter.
It’s important to note that book cover art is usually a work in progress and that it can be a little difficult to get the best possible design for a book cover.
Book title: This is where you list the title of your work.
You could use this as your title page or use a different title for each chapter.
For instance, if you’re a short story author, you might use an acronym like The Unconventional Short Story .
But if you have an epic fantasy series, you could probably do the same with a long title like A Song of Ice and Fire.
The subtitle of your cover should be the first thing you use in your book’s title.
If your book title isn’t unique, you can also use an abbreviated version.
For example, if your book is called The Book of the Long Shadow , then you might write something like The Book: Long Shadow .
And if you want to use the title for a specific character in your story, you’d put something like Your Favorite Book Character is My Favorite Book Hero.
The title of the cover should always be the most important part of your writing, so you want it to be a unique title that will help the reader connect to your work, too.
And if your cover isn’t a specific page or line of text, you should probably use an icon that will let them know that the book has a title.
This will give them a visual cue that your book has been written.
If the cover doesn’t have a title, the author might ask for an excerpt or a chapter from your book that explains the book in some detail.
The more interesting and descriptive the chapter, the better the cover.
If you have a character that you want the reader to connect with, put that in there too.
How much is this book going for?
The more you write, the more your book will have to cover.
It might seem like it’s impossible to make a book of just ten chapters, but you’re not.
Even though you’ll only have about one page to work with, the number will vary.
And with each chapter, you’re getting a different idea about what your story is about.
For a short, epic story, say, your book might be written with 10 chapters, or it might be three, or five.
This can make it difficult to know what to expect when you’re writing your book for publication.
So here’s a simple way to determine what you’re really going for: Write 10 short chapters in the order you want them to be.
Then add a chapter per chapter to cover the chapter number you’ve created for your story.
For the long, epic, story, have your story cover 40 chapters, with a final chapter of 60.
This gives you a total of 40 chapters that cover roughly 60 pages.
And, of course, you’ll add one extra chapter per page.
How much of a novel are you going for with this book?
The number of chapters depends on how long your book takes to write and how much you’re willing to put in.
So if you write a story that’s three chapters long, you have about 80 chapters to write.
If, on the other hand,