Starting An Ebook Writing Business

By Owen Jones

Writing is a skill and, like most skills, it can be learned or at least you can greatly improve the writing ability that you have (and everyone has some writing aptitude). You can most easily improve your writing skills by writing. You could supplement that practice by reading and you can go a step further by studying some grammar. There are also writers' classes or workshops you could attend.

But in essence, the best thing to do is simply write and keep on writing and if you are not sure of something, look it up and pretty soon, you will find that you will spend less and less time looking things up. You could purchase reference books and dictionaries or you could simply use free on line resources.

Never feel that you cannot write well enough to create something. If you are nervous about your ability, write in forums, add comments to blogs or write articles for places like Gather. Whatever you do, you should keep practicing and continue writing. You will find that it gets easier and that ideas start to flow more smoothly.

When you feel that you can write well enough, why not try to make some money out of it? You could write ebooks on your favourite topics or on problems that affect a large number of of individuals. You can discover what those issues are by visiting chat sites and forums or reading the 'Agony Aunt' columns in the magazines.

Let us assume that you have gone past the comments in forums period and you are writing pieces for Gather. Keep copies of those articles on your hard drive and arrange them in folders by topic.

Once you have a few hundred, you can look through them and strive to assemble a couple of topics into enough material for a book. You may have 80% of a book doing nothing on your hard disk and you can fill in the gaps and rewrite the old material a little.

In the meantime, add your name to the sites that are looking for authors. They may require to see an instance of your work before they qualify you, but that is no difficulty - it is nice to pass tests and educational if you fail them.

If you are given a issue to write on as an assignment, concentrate on getting your facts straight and do not copy from others (plagiarize). It is a writer's greatest sin. After writing your article, check it for grammar and spelling.

It is not worth saving a copy of this piece after you have been paid for it, because it will no longer be your property and you could get into trouble for saying that it is yours.

You sold the rights to it, just as good as if you sold your car. The best thing to do with your own copies of sold pieces is to erase them after being paid, then there is no enticement and no risk of mistakes.

When you have written articles for others, you could register to write ebooks as well. If you are being paid to do it, get all the relevant details before you begin and stick to them. You will have to know: the title of the book; the minimum and maximum length of it in words; the delivery date and how much you will be paid. There might be other details too such as: font type, font size and line spacing, but they can all be adjusted later.

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