Tools to Write Your Book and Quick Update | Writer on The Side with Hassan Osman

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Key Takeaways

  • There are many fancy writing tools and apps available, but Hassan simply uses Word
    • “Honestly, all I use is just Microsoft Word. Plain, old, Microsoft Word to write every single book.” Hassan Osman
      • Just divide your book into heading and subheadings using different formats and start writing
  • The only other tool Hassan uses it Grammarly; it’s an advanced grammar and spelling checking tool
    • It also checks for plagiarism
  • How do you outline a book?
    • Keep it simple: Have an introduction, main body, and conclusion

Intro

Update On Hassan’s Books

  • Hassan has been occupied by writing his new book about virtual team games. The book will feature 18 fun activities for virtual teams.
    • He’s been documenting the process on his blog: Writerontheside.com
      • He recently finished the first draft of his book and sent it to an editor
  • Once it comes back from the editor, he will then sends the manuscript to a layout designer 
  • Writing the book took more time than Hassan originally thought so he had to push back the release date a couple of weeks

Tools For Writing

  • There are many fancy writing tools and apps available, but Hassan simply uses Word
    • “Honestly, all I use is just Microsoft Word. Plain, old, Microsoft Word to write every single book.” Hassan Osman
      • Just divide your book into heading and subheadings using different formats and start writing
        • You can also easily move chapters around using the navigation tool
  • The only other tool Hassan uses it Grammarly, it’s an advanced grammar and spelling checking tool
    • It also checks for plagiarism 

Outlining A Book

  • How do you outline a book?
    • Keep it simple: Have an introduction, main body, and conclusion
      • If you need to include more context, add a preface before the introduction
        • In his preface, Hassan will mention why he’s donating profits from his book to front-line workers
          • In the conclusion, Hassan will thank people for purchasing the book and ask them to kindly leave a rating. He also includes links to his social media accounts and his other books.
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Notes By Alex Wiec

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