EBOOK COMING IN EARLY 2015: How to Plan & Organize Your Memoir or Nonfiction Project. The following game plan for getting (and keeping) a project rolling has worked for me in writing several books and perhaps it will help you, too. This is not a guide to teach you how to become a writer. There are countless books, courses, articles and websites that can help you with that. They can teach you proper grammar, structure and even how to format your manuscript for publication. Those are all things that come with having a rough draft to polish and make pretty. This IS a guide to help you make actual progress and do what needs to come first—the most important step you must take if you want to write your story. Creating a first draft (the rough draft you can then begin to make pretty and polished).