How to Write a Book on the Computer

by Larry Amon

If you have a computer, you can write a book. That is, you have the right tool to write a book. Assuming you have the talent, or at least the willingness, to attempt to write a book, you can do it with almost any personal computer. But you need to be careful to setup a few things to keep from wasting time. Writing a book can be a long process, and you can use your computer to minimize that time to a certain degree.

Find out any specifications or requirements from your intended publisher. Call or visit their website to see if any requirements in place. Some may require double spacing or a certain type font or size.

Open your word processing application. Set up the document by choosing your font and text color from the menus or toolbars. In the options menu, turn on tools such as automatic spellcheck to help you.

Write your book a little at a time. Make sure you click the "Save" button often. Make extra copies of the document by saving it to flash drives or optical discs.

Items you will need

About the Author

Larry Amon has been working in the computer field for more than 10 years and has experience writing scripts, instructional articles and political commentary. He has been published online, as well as in "NRB Magazine" and "Delmarva Youth & Family." He started a nonprofit media organization in 2000.