Can you write a book in a week?
Yes, I think you can.
I don’t think you’d be able to publish it though, expect on Amazon Kindle, but writing a book a week is definitely doable if you follow these steps:
Plan Your Book
Just like with any other venture, writing a book requires you to create a plan. No matter the topic you want to write about, the importance of making an outline of chapters, subtopics per chapter and any other features you want your book to have cannot be over stressed. Making an outline of how you will start, snake through and finish your book is pivotal…and it shouldn’t take more than half an hour.
Record Your Thoughts
Next, record your book based on your outline by simply dictating your thoughts into a recording device. This is more practical if you are writing a non-fiction book as you can organized your thoughts in a more orderly manner so that your message is better understood.
The advantages of dictating into a recording device are that it allows you to cramp in more words with less time. And then, it makes you more relatable, particularly if your writing style comes across as wordy. Recording a 40,000 word book may take about 13 hours 20 minutes at an average speed of 50 words per minute.
A variant to dictating into a device is using speech-to-text software like Dragon Naturally Speaking in which case, you would be able to skip the next step.
Hire a Transcriber
After you have finished recording your book, hire someone to transcribe your recordings to text. This will become your draft manuscript.
A quick advice: Make sure you are audible and your transcriber has a good command of English Language.
Find an Editor
Editors come in two forms. Copy editors work on your manuscript to sieve out and correct spelling errors while content editors work on the context and arrangement of your voice. Editors who are top-notch help bring out your message in a way that is easily consumable by readers. Finding an editor or editors can be tricky, so be sure to ask for referrals from published authors.
If you decide to write a book in a week, I think these ideas are worth a try.
What say you? Kindly leave your comments in the comment section below