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The Author Training Manual by James Scott Bell, Nina Amir

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Step #6Decide If Your Book’s Content Matches Your Initial Vision

At this point in the process, you get to do some real writing. Whoo hoo! How much writing you do in Step #6, Decide If Your Book’s Content Matches Your Initial Vision, depends on how you plan to publish and what you plan to write. You will write more at this point if you plan to self-publish or if you write fiction than if you hope to traditionally publish or if you write nonfiction.

Before you dig in and begin composing any amount of your manuscript, you now want to add more detail to the map you created in Step #5, Examine the Structure of Your Book. In this step, you add directions for those using that map, your TOC. In the language of a book proposal, this step involves writing ...

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