Ten questions all authors should ask themselves before getting started!


Ten questions all authors should ask themselves.pdf

     This is the time; the season is now! In an effort to assist all authors to utilize UBD (Understanding By Design) in their planning stages, I have provided the following questionnaire to assist you in narrowing the focus of your book. Please answer the following questions to channel your thoughts and actions for creating a backwards model for your organizational approach to writing. Once these questions have been answered you will have a better understanding for yourself as to the way your book will be organized.

Organization is the skeleton on which your books rests! Make solid efforts into building your organizational strategies. Make your efforts powerful, meaningful, and reflective. From that point, you will structure your writing calendar to set intermittent goals for yourself as well as times from serious reflection! I look forward to reading ALL of your books in the near future.

Please let me know if this activity was helpful to you, by visiting my website (blackgirlswrite2.com) and leaving a comment in my forum! Lastly, while you are the website don’t forget to sign up for my email list to receive private tips and tools of the trade! Now let’s go!!!

Zylia N. Knowlin


Ten Questions all authors should ask themselves before getting started…


  • Why am I writing this book? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Who is my audience?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What genre are you writing?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What will be the main idea of the story?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What is voice you will use (from who’s perspective is the story being told? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • How will I tell my story? (In what order) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Describe the plot of the story. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What are some words I really want to use in my book? And why?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What is the setting of the book (time and place)? Why did you select that time period and place?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  •  What will make my book unique and appealing in the book markets?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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