STEP THREE: If you haven’t done so already, start gathering and organizing your thoughts about what you want to include in your book. There are several ways you can do this:
- If you like structure and specificity, go with an outline.
- If you prefer a free-flowing style, a general topic list might be perfect for you.
- If you’re unsure how to get started, working with a graphic organizer can draw out ideas and help show how they are linked.
Your editorial team can work with you to identify the style and method that will be the best fit for you and your project. In fact, we have a specialist developmental editor, who can help with everything from deciding how to organize and sequence your chapters to selecting the specific features that will best support your content.
Typically, each author will receive feedback from our developmental editor once a sample chapter has been submitted. However, if you would like a consultation before writing the sample chapter, just let your project editor know. He or she will connect you with the developmental editor, who will be happy to help.