How I Wrote And Published A 35-Page E-Book From Scratch In Only Four Days (While Making A Daily Essay, Daily Thread, And Having A Full-Time Job)
Last Sunday morning, I got access to the online mini-course Zero-To-$1.
It was the newest installment of Captain’s Table, the advanced course after Ship30for30 (which I highly recommend). The outstanding writers and entrepreneurs Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole had created a step-by-step roadmap for creating digital products. I immediately realized the immense opportunity to go through it in record time, being the proof of concept.
So I went straight to my writing shed and worked.
I chose to write about Effortless Republishing, an expansion of one of my most popular articles. My challenge was to distill my process for easy understanding while keeping up my habit of writing both an article and a thread each day.
I had a clear idea about the format early on
As Nicolas Cole says, writing is super-easy if you know the format.
It made sense to organize the book into an introduction, a personal story, reasons, and all the steps with a conclusion. For each practical chapter, I wanted to give a short introduction, a detailed set-up guide, and the step-by-step as the latter half.
I optimized for enjoying the process foremost
By telling myself I was comfortable just sitting there doing nothing and listening to this music, all the words flew out of me like crazy. Especially when struggling with imposter syndrome.
As a result, I sincerely looked forward to each writing session and enjoyed them.
I wrote as if I spoke it
Here is a powerful writing hack: transcribe what you are thinking.
If you write as you speak to a friend (your reader), the words will effortlessly come out. More tips on fast writing here.
Rest and Recovery were crucial
Otherwise, I would be too agitated. During the meditation sessions, I got unstuck and saw the big picture.
It has been great fun, and I will create much more in the near future. Meanwhile, you can check out and grab a copy of my e-book Effortless Republishing here.
Originally posted on my website, The Total Living.