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5 tips about - Planning a book

5 tips about - Planning a book

1. Have you done your research?

Research the topic of your book thoroughly, make sure you understand the audience, the genre, the theme, the facts, essentials about book writing and what is a suitable length for your book.

2. Have you chosen a target audience?

Do not try to write a book that catches all audiences, younger readers are very different from older readers. Children's books are often written completely different to adult books.

3. Have you decided the purpose of your book?

Whether you just want to make money, or you want to change the world with your book, you need to decide now and consider whether your research, audience, planning is suited to that purpose.

4. Have you thought about flexibility

Think about what will happen to your book afterwards. Perhaps you will want to translate it, perhaps it will be made into an audio book, perhaps it will be illustrated. Does your book allow for these things easily? e.g. a children's book that is mostly intended to be pictures cannot be made into an audio book, and one with too many words may not leave room for illustrations.

5. Have you written a plan for your book?

Write a synopsis or a plan that summarizes the book you will write.

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