You want to write a book, but you don't know the first thing about getting started. Will it cost you money to create a book? How should you begin? Maybe you're not that computer savvy.
This course helps you get everything organized so when you sit down in front of that computer you will not be intimidated by the setup and mechanics of getting started.
You will be able to dive into writing your book content and, you will make great progress as you challenge yourself to write more and more each time you sit down at your computer.
The great thing is, you will learn some neat tips and tricks along the way to make your book dream come true.
Be sure to download the free documents, including the 5-page checklist, and the 35-page study guide.
Some of the things you will learn are:
Why you should test the waters with an eBook
Organize your new writing business
Make project folders and subfolders
Protect your work and your computer equipment
Research characters’ professions
Know your locations
Setting up your working file
Learn and use Styles
Don't do that manually!
Where is that thing?
What are the requirements?
First and foremost, you should have the desire to write a book.
While you can use a pen and paper, it is highly advisable to use a computer with a word processing program because writing the book is only the first part of your journey.
What am I going to get from this course?
This course will prepare you so you can sit down and begin the organization of your book and start writing. Unlimited number of times you can take this course.
Who is the target audience?
This course if for:
Those who have an idea for a book.
Anyone who has written a book but felt it was just a glob of words.
Someone who has written a book and needs a refresher course.
Having a good command of MS Word is a prized skill. You are going to learn how to use Styles to transform documents. Styles are the core of using Word fully and properly.
With a little practice, you will be able to format titles, paragraphs, bullets and a lot of other things. I’ll show you how to generate a table of contents from your headings, how to create a new style from scratch, and even how to create a template. You will also learn how important the pilcrow mark plays in your quest for perfect documentation.
All of these things will help you in your day job, your organization, or may even help you get a better job.
Here’s what you’ll learn
• How to use Styles to:
• Format Titles and Section Titles
• Format Paragraphs and Bullets
• Automate First Line Indents so you never have to Tab over
• Set up Spacing before and after Lists
• Automatically generate a Table of Contents
• Create a New Style from scratch
• Create a Template
• Why you should love the Pilcrow mark
• Practice document
• Study guide with course screenshots
• Unlimited number of times you can take this course
As a retired teacher, I was impressed on Dawn’s teaching style on her videos of “How to Format Word Docs Like a Pro”. As a beginning writer, I found it very easy to learn the ways of writing, thanks to Dawn.
She ran her tutorials like she was in the classroom. She would state the objective of the lesson. Then taught the objective through her easy-to-follow visuals of different types of writing. Then she would take the objective a step farther by explaining why things go wrong and the reasons for the mistakes. Dawn shows you the potholes of writing without falling into them.
Her patience along with her ability to communicate her points of instruction was never confusing or talking over my head. Her tutorials gave me confidence that I can overcome the most basic fears of writing.
I strongly recommend this class for all writers who seek out the proper way of getting their work out there.
Richard P. Stone
Author, Survivors of the Mutant Dawn
(Coming in 2021)
Format Like a Pro works as a prepper for the novice and a refresher for the pro tasked with documentation presentation. For the beginner, Dawn highlights the basics in an easy “step-by-step” approach.
For the professional, Dawn provides a refresher and spotlights the key tools for keeping your document legal and standardized for the global market.