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I am Fikria mari ,  a physics teacher in Jordan
I'd like to write a physics book.
I need your help in finding a good design (template) for my book
The design must includes (outcomes, activities, experiments, assessments, pictures and questions)
Thank you for your help
Fikria mari  

Dear Fikria mari,
Thank you for your question. It's an honor to meet you.
Rather than a template, I believe you need to make up the format yourself. You have probably read and reviewed many textbooks, so you know what makes a good textbook. You might take your five favorite text books and compile all their good points into your book, while leaving out the aspects you don't find necessary.
You have experience teaching students, so you have a feel for how to teach them. Your book will be perfect for you to use - and other teachers may find that it's perfect for them too.
A good way to get started is to use pen and paper (or keyboard) and start charting out your ideas. The human brain can only hold a limited amount of information at one time, so you have to start downloading it onto paper. The ideas will come up from inside.
A good method to use is "clustering." That's where you write down your main idea (word) in the middle of a piece of paper, circle it, then write down related words around it with spokes going off. You end up with something like a spider web of ideas. This duplicates the thinking process. We think in clusters, not linear thoughts. Once you have made a chart of all your ideas, you can turn it into an outline, sentences, paragraphs, etc.
The best book on how to use clustering is called, "Writing the natural way." I'm not sure how you would go about ordering it in Jourdan, but maybe a local library or bookstore can get it for you. Here is a link to the description at Amazon, from the link on my page for writers. See:
I hope this helps. If you want to discuss further, please write back again.

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Nori J. Muster


Writing and publishing books, including e-books.


I have been writing for publication since 1981, including years as a staff writer, associate editor, editorial writer, and freelance reporter. At this time, I have eight Kindle books for sale at Amazon.com.

Lakes of Tempe Authors, Tempe, Arizona

Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement
Dreaming Peace: Your Thoughts Can Change the World
Cult Recovery Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life
Child of the Cult
Learning to Flow with the Tao: The 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching
Positive Quotations: Wisdom from the Master Mind
Collected Writings: Five Books by Nori Muster
Noriland Art Gallery: Secrets from the Vault
Spiritual Summer and Other Short Stories

UCLA Extension Writer's Program, 1988 - 1994
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Oregon University, 1991

Awards and Honors
USA Today, Los Angeles Times, BBC World Services Focus on Faith, BBC Sunday Programme, Salon.com, Glamour Magazine, Portland Mercury News, W-Five TV (Toronto), Publisher's Weekly, Boston Phoenix, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC TV News - 20/20, ABC radio, Associated Press, The Age (Melbourne), Rediff.com, The New York Times, Religious News Service, Dallas Morning News, Columbia Journalism School, Whole Life Times (Los Angeles), Toronto Sun, the John Dayle Show (KFYI AM, Phoenix), the Eliot Stein Show (syndicated radio and Internet broadcast), Discovery with Josh Wagner (KKUP, 91.5 FM, Santa Clara, California), KOGO (News Radio 600, San Diego), Jupiterís Girl syndicated radio show, Lakes Log.

Book Reviews:
Publisherís Weekly, Feminist Bookstore News, Yoga Journal, New York Post, Choice Magazine, Boston Herald, Nexus (Colorado), Gentle Strength Times, Coastlines (UCSB alumni), Theology Digest, Nova Religio, Rapport, India West, Rediff.com, Amazon.com.

Book Signings:
Prescott College reunion; Gentle Strength Co-op, Tempe; Different Drummer Bookshop, Laguna Beach; L.A. Times Toastmasters; Biltmore Plaza Border's Books, Phoenix; Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Los Angeles; Health & Life Enrichment Expo, Pasadena; Sacramento Reads book festival, and others.

ISKCON World Review, Van Dhal Publications, Gentle Strength Times, Arizona Woman, Lakes Log, ICSA Today, Cultic Studies Review, University of Illinois Press, Kindle, steamboats.com, surrealist.org, Apple Books, and others.

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