Starting a new book is exciting and as a how-to book writer there are certain steps I follow before I start the first draft. Step one is to fully develop the idea for the book. Exactly what are you going to teach others and how will you make certain they learn.
Next, develop and organize a detailed outline on everything you want to teach these individuals. Make this as complete and concise as possible as this step will make your writing much easier.
Now, if you are writing just for the joy of creating a book, you are ready to start the first draft. However, if you are like me and want your books to sell and make a good profit, it’s time for the most important step before writing a single word. You must determine who you will be teaching. Time to find out about the potential customers for your book. Who are they and where are they found. Once this task is completed you can start writing the first draft.