“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense” – Harold Kushner
Popular Writing Styles
Are you contemplating writing your first ebook? Never fear! Writing an ebook isn’t as scary as it sounds, as all you need is a little creativity, imagination and of course, significant research. Besides, there are several ebook formats you can use that are thought-provoking enough to get your ideas on paper and the words flowing. It doesn’t matter whether you are writing ebooks for children, ebooks on health, or romantic and suspense ebooks, these formats will help you throughout the writing venture. ChatEbooks has a list of the most popular writing styles authors use.
Format One – Q & A
For beginners, the question and answer writing format is a perfect option due to the direct and no-nonsense approach. You simply pose a question regarding the subject matter and then offer its answer. This ebook format is extremely simple to create mainly because from the beginning, you are forced to jump into the minds of readers and help solve their problems and queries.
For example, if your topic is dry, write your questions and answers in a formal tone. However, if the theme of the topic is casual and light, you can try a more conversational tone, like this: how do I figure out what questions to ask? A: It’s simple, do some research online!
Format Two – Numbered Lists
The second ebook format and usually the best one is writing in numbered lists. Even though it’s not usually a part of an ebook, you can easily incorporate the format into a few chapters. The numbered list provides a more direct approach to what you are explaining. For example, if you are writing cooking ebooks, using numbered lists will be the best option. Numbering will help readers understand what to do step-by-step in order to cook the desired meal. See for yourself:
How to Fry an Egg:
- Warm the pan
- Melt the butter
- Place the pan over medium heat
- Crack the egg into the pan
- Let the egg cook for a few minutes
- And Voila! You have a fried egg
Format Three: How-Tos
The How-To format is perhaps the most common of all ebook writing formats. This is primarily because readers are always searching for new ideas, solutions that work, and practical advice. Therefore, by providing tips on how to go about “something”, you will help make the particular process a lot smoother! One option is to write your How-To sections in numbered steps. However, if you’re writing an ebook on conversational topics such as relationships, your How-To format would be best suited in more of an advice kind of talking tone.
Format Four – Problem-Solution
This ebook format is quite similar to Q & A, but is another perspective-switching technique that will enhance your knowledge on how to understand the reader’s wants and needs. The format is extremely simple and all you have to do is pose a problem and then offer a solution. Each ‘problem’ heading will require a response on your part. Usually, a paragraph or two is enough for solving the issues at hand. For example:
Problem: I can’t understand what problem-solution format is used for.
Solution: Well, I’m sure you get the point now.
So, now that you are familiar with the various ebook formats mentioned above, the thought of writing your first ebook should be a lot less intimidating.