I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes.
This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).
The Last Page: What is the last thing you write when creating a product?
One of the first things I wrote was the index and one of the last things I wrote was the introduction. I’m a living being full of contradictions, apparently.
But there’s a reason. There always is.
I like to write the index at the beginning to include all the points, order them and focus in developing each of them in the writing phase.
And by knowing what’s in the final product, I can focus in writing the introduction.
If the product you’re creating it’s too technical, the introduction is the only page where you can be as personal as you like.
The introduction can contain the story of why you decided to write this book or how you developed the main theme within the book or the anecdotes when you were writing the book or it could be really an introduction of the book as a summary or simply a message encouraging your future readers to finish reading the book.
The book was already written, I knew all its content and I didn’t want to repeat anything in the introduction so I opted to answer 3 questions that lead me to create the system for writing quickly.
As I decided my book was going to be as explanatory as possible, I didn’t want to explain something extra in the introduction but tell the story of why I needed a system to write quickly, how I developed it and how long I’ve been using it since.
It was the best choice for this book since my readers loved to know why I was so sure this very system will work for them and how the topic of a blog isn’t a problem when applying it. Nor the language since I’ve used it in Spanish and English.
That was the last page I wrote on my book. But this is not the last chapter of the Making-of. The next will. We’re missing just one more thing. 🙂
This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).
The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.
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