The First Two Weeks of Writing
Set Yourself Up! This is a Writing Warm Up...
Assignments create teaching and learning opportunities to think and learn about ideas, topics, events, and questions — about specific content in the writing course. This is why a quality assignment is the hallmark of effective instruction. By completing each assignment in the context of the unit you are in, you will form a stronger foundation for yourself to understand the next unit and by the end of the course, you should have the manuscript (first draft) ready.
1. Do your author profile/bio/biography. This is where you establish yourself as the kind of person who ought to be read by your target market. It’s where you forge a connection with your potential readers and get them to trust you, believe in you, and want to read what you have to say.
2. Do your book dedication to highlight the person/people whom you wish to honour with this book.
3. Do your draft acknowledgement – you can start by listing the people/people groups and you can refine after you finish writing the first draft.
4. Do the introduction to your book. It is the beginning section which states the purpose and goals of your book. Summarize the outline of the book. Start out with a hook to pull your readers in from the very first paragraph. Try using your story, a funny story, a joke, or just use an interesting fact. Then talk about your reasons for writing the book and what you expect the book to be used for.
Submit your assignments to firstname.lastname@example.org