How To Write An eBook – Part 2

The Writing Process

The Writing Process

Read Part 1: The Creative Process here. 

So, after spending some time brainstorming and deciding what you’re going to write, the next step is the writing process. This may be the hardest for some people.

Once you get your ideas narrowed down to the one you want to write about, you basically start by doing the Creative Process again, but this time within the topic you’re writing about.

The official term for this process is called prewriting.


Prewriting is simply gathering and organizing your information to make it ready for writing. This will save you lots of time when it’s time to sit down and actually write. The last thing you want to do is stare blankly at a screen, unable to write anything down because it’s either been forgotten or it’s so disorganized, you don’t know where to begin.

Break down your main topic into subtopics which will become your chapters.

Then organize them in an order where each idea easily flows into the next, which may change slightly later, but that’s OK.

Under each chapter title, jot down headings relevant to that title you want to include.

Chapter Heading

Finally, include any quotes, scriptures, statistics or other information needed per chapter by simply making note of it under that specific chapter.


Once you have your thoughts mostly organized, you begin writing.

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is making time to write. Write without editing. Just write.


Once your book is written, the next step is to read through it and revise anything you notice is (or might be) unclear. It’s also a great idea to have someone else read your writing and offer you feedback. Having someone other than you read your work will allow them to bring to attention anything that is unclear or out of order, disrupting the flow.

This will be the time to add, remove, replace, and rearrange.


The final stage in the actual writing process is editing. This requires a closer look at your writing than the revising stage. Here, it’s grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Rather than reading idea by idea, or paragraph by paragraph, you’re reading sentence by sentence.

Your goal is to make certain each word in each sentence fits well, includes strong adjectives, and are arranged in a way that gets your message across in the best possible way. That doesn’t always mean it has to be blunt or to the point, depending on what you’re writing. Mary DeMuth taught me, rather than tell your reader, show them. Use descriptive words. 

In the next part of the series, I’ll share about The Publishing Process.

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