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Real World Advice for Writers at All Levels Write to Market: How to Write Your book Faster and Get It Published. If writing is your passion, but you're stuck when it comes to how to make money from your work, this book is a must-read.

Author: Louise Stokes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1719027315


Page: 56

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Real World Advice for Writers at All Levels Write to Market: How to Write Your book Faster and Get It Published. If writing is your passion, but you're stuck when it comes to how to make money from your work, this book is a must-read. Write to Market: How to Write your book Faster and Get it Published reveals a step-by-step blueprint for beginning writers and even those with more experience who are looking to market and publish books. We cover all aspects of the process including detailed information on the best ways to get published through traditional publishing houses or by self-publishing. This is a great resource that you'll reference again and again. Read it cover-to-cover or grab what you need depending on where you are in the writing process. Here's what readers can expect: Expert ways to generate ideas, outlines and content that will get published Step by step information on how to choose a profitable niche for self-published work Character development techniques for both fiction and non-fiction books Multiple pathways and approaches to choose from based on your needs and talent Easy-to-follow format with essential tools that you can quickly access Direct advice-no fluff-and information you can use right away If you're looking for one essential guide to help guide you from writing through publishing your first book, this is it! Read Write to Market: How to Write your book Faster and Get it Published and be on your way to becoming a published author.
2018-05-12 By Louise Stokes

full-length 'art' tutorials and the Compass Books' stable mates of HowTo Write For The How-To Market include Lynne Hackles' Handy Hints For Writers;Jay Ramsay's The Poet In You;Linda M James's How ToWrite & SellGreat Short Stories; ...

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780997216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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All sorts of different people want to learn how to do different things getting a personal make-over, surviving health scares, business or career advice, self-help and improvement, travelling, living and working abroad, acquiring social skills, developing a hobby, creative writing the list is endless. And if anyone has ever asked for your advice, then you have a skill to write about. How-to writing can run from an article on how-to organise a successful car boot sale to a full-length, self-help book on exploring spirituality or coping with divorce. Your original idea will only be the tip of the iceberg. But by the time you ve completed the task you set yourself you will undoubtedly have become an expert on the subject, and this could lead to other things. WRITING FROM LIFE, Lynne Hackles
2013-06-28 By Suzanne Ruthven

Write. what. you. know,. or. write. to. market? If there's one thing writers love to do, it's give advice to other ... Thefirst one, “Write whatyou know,” is self-explanatory: themore familiar you are with your topic or genre of choice ...

Author: Ricardo Fayet

Publisher: Reedsy


Category: Reference

Page: 350

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Writing a book is hard. Marketing it can be even harder. Marketing a book in 2021 can seem like a full-time job, what with the crazy number of things authors seem to be expected to do: social media, blog tours, advertising, price promotions, mailing lists, giveaways, you name it. But here’s a little secret: you don’t need to do all those things to successfully set your book on the path to success. What you need is a solid plan to find the one or two tactics that will work, and start to drive sales… in a minimum amount of time. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this book. Instead of drowning you in information or inundating you with hundreds of different tactics and strategies that eventually prove fruitless, this book will guide you through a step-by-step framework to find the ones that actually work for you and your book, so that you can start marketing more efficiently. In particular, you’ll learn: ✔️ How to change your mindset and sell more books with less effort.; ✔️ How to write books that guarantee a lasting, profitable career; ✔️ How to get Amazon’s Kindle Store to market your book for you; ✔️ How to get thousands of readers into your mailing list before you even release the book; ✔️ How to propel your book to the top of the charts at launch; and ✔️ How to automate your marketing so that you can spend less time marketing and more time writing, After helping over 150,000 authors crack the marketing code through a popular weekly newsletter, Reedsy’s Co-founder Ricardo Fayet is sharing everything he’s learned over the past few years in this beginner-friendly, jargon-free guide to book marketing. Best of all, the ebook version is and will always remain 100% FREE. Get your copy now and benefit from all the experience of a seasoned marketing professional.
2021-01-27 By Ricardo Fayet

Publish fast vs. publish slowly Publishing fast is a form of marketing in itself, because the Amazon algorithms favor new content, much as Google does. Some authors choose to write and publish at a faster pace, within a 30, ...

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

View: 338

Do you want to sell more books and reach more readers? Do you want to discover how to build an author career for the long-term as well as spike your book sales right now? If you don’t know much about marketing, don’t worry. We all start with nothing. I’m Joanna Penn and back in 2008, I had no book sales, no audience, no website, no social media, no podcast, no email list. No nothing. Now I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers and non-fiction. My books have sold over 600,000 copies in 162 countries, and I’m an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international speaker, making a multi-six-figure income with my writing. Learning how to market my books and my personal brand changed my life. Yes, you need to write an awesome book, but you also need to know how to get it in front of the right readers. How to Market a Book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it's also for those writers who want to think like an entrepreneur and build a long-term income. It's for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start a career. There are short-term tactics for those who want to boost immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer. It's also about going beyond just the book, because these methods can take you from being an author into making money from other products, professional speaking, and creating opportunities that you can't even imagine yet. In this completely updated Third Edition, you’ll discover: Part 1: Marketing Principles Book marketing myths, how discoverability works, and the polarities of marketing that will determine what you choose to implement Part 2: Your Book Fundamentals Prerequisites for success, how to optimise your book for online sales, categories and keywords, exclusivity, pricing and use of free, box-sets and bundling, and writing series Part 3: No Platform Needed. Short-term Marketing How to get customer reviews and find book bloggers, paid advertising with email blasts, paid advertising with Facebook, Amazon Ads and ad stacking, algorithm hacking, big data, and production speed Part 4: Your Author Platform. Long-term Marketing Building an author brand, author website, list-building and email marketing, content marketing, blogging, audio and podcasting, video and book trailers, social networking, professional speaking, marketing audiobooks, PR and publicity, TV, radio and traditional media Part 5: Launching Your Book Why launching is different for indie authors, soft launch, launch spikes, post-launch, how to relaunch backlist books. Includes an example book marketing strategy and launch plan checklist.
2018-08-11 By Joanna Penn

Author: Monica Leonelle


ISBN: 1635660327



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2021-02-11 By Monica Leonelle

-Dr. Larry Keefauver This book will answer these questions and more... - How do I successfully write to the market? - What plan is needed for effectively writing, producing, marketing, selling, and publishing my books and message?

Author: Larry Keefauver

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1498492703

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 451

Writing and publishing your book is just the start of a wonderful journey to become a bestselling author... Almost weekly, authors call me asking something like, "Dr. Larry, can you help me market and sell my books? I have 10 cases of books in storage and don't know how to promote and publicize them." In talking with them, I usually discover they didn't know at the beginning of their book writing and publishing venture, that they didn't have a business plan for writing, editing, producing, printing, publishing, distributing, marketing, and selling their book. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to implement a successful marketing and sales plan after the fact. So, the purpose of this book is very specific and simple. Every book project, all publishing ventures, need a business plan that identifies the people, processes, products involved with timelines, costs, goals, and objectives. That business plan includes the marketing and sales strategies needed to put the published material in the hands of as many readers, listeners, viewers, and followers as possible. -Dr. Larry Keefauver This book will answer these questions and more... - How do I successfully write to the market? - What plan is needed for effectively writing, producing, marketing, selling, and publishing my books and message? - How do I build the right team to help me write, edit, produce, and market myself and my message to the world? - Who can coach, mentor, and equip me to be a writer, author, speaker, coach, consultant, and build an online platform and market for my books, courses, webinars, podcasts, social media presence, streaming videos, etc.? "Dr. Larry Keefauver is truly an exceptional person. Larry is an international speaker and teacher; he is also a bestselling author. But Larry is more than a master writer, he is a messenger of God's word, a marvelous motivator, and an outstanding mentor especially for new authors like me. His creative new book, Becoming a Bestselling Author: 21 Proven, Profitable Pointers for Marketing and Selling You & Your Message is a must read for all authors both experienced and new. This is the work of one of, if not the best, author coaches in America. -Dr. Dennis C. Golden, President Emeritus Fontbonne University Dr. Larry Keefauver is an author/writer coach, having written 15 bestselling books and series having published over 60 books in 11 languages with over 2 million copies in print. Ghostwriter and editor for dozens of church and business leaders worldwide, Dr. Keefauver and his wife, Judi, reside in Maui and enjoy family times with their married children and seven wonderful grandchildren.
2017-01-18 By Larry Keefauver

If you're tired of working at a 9-5 job or you want to be more successful as a full time indie author, then you'll want to pick this book up so you can build the business foundation that will help you launch your indie author business, and ...

Author: Taylor Ellwood


ISBN: 9798693756021


Page: 106

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Are you tired of working a 9-5 job, while trying to support your writing dreams? You're not alone. There are lots of writers out there, writing that next great book in the evenings and on lunch breaks while wishing they could write full time, and support themselves and their families on their writing. But your writing alone isn't enough to free you from that 9-5 job... In Indie Author Business Success you're going to learn why you need to treat your writing as a business, and what skills you need to learn so that you can free yourself from your 9-5 job and start writing full time, while living your life on your schedule. You will learn the following: The difference between traditional and indie author publishing and why the indie route is the way to go if you want to write full time sooner than later. The foundational business skills you must learn in order to grow your indie author business. Why you want to write to market, but still be true to your passion and joy, in order to sell great books. What marketing skills you must master in order to create books that people will buy, review, and talk about. If you're tired of working at a 9-5 job or you want to be more successful as a full time indie author, then you'll want to pick this book up so you can build the business foundation that will help you launch your indie author business, and write full time, instead of working for someone else.
2020-10-13 By Taylor Ellwood

market. his. books. British author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy is best known as the author of the Pendulum trilogy, an epic series of conspiracy thriller novels. His work has gained the attention of writing legends such as James ...

Author: Lynn Morrison

Publisher: Fairlight Books

ISBN: 9781912054503

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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These days, regardless of whether a book is self-published or traditionally published, there will be an expectation on the author to take an active role in marketing their book. Based on a series of interviews with successful authors from both sides of the publishing divide and both sides of the pond, Lynn lays out in detail the marketing strategies that have worked for them, alongside an explanation of how book marketing works based on her own long-standing career as a senior marketing exec. From developing social media tactics and arranging promotional events to handling press and trying to start viral campaigns, Lynn offers practical advice designed to help an author find a book marketing strategy that best works for them, based on their personal strengths and budget.
2020-08-01 By Lynn Morrison

Both writing to market and writing trends involves studying your genre and its readers. You've got to get to know them like they were your BFFs. Figure out what resonates in the stories they love, and give them more of THAT.

Author: Steff Green

Publisher: Rage Against the Manuscript

ISBN: 9780995134270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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Do you have a story you’re bursting to tell the world? Are you sick of being rejected by the publishing establishment? Do you want to inject a little punk rock, DIY ethos into your indie author career? In How to Rock Self-Publishing, bestselling indie author and publishing coach Steff Green shows you how to tell your story, find your readers, and build a badass author brand. As a self-published author you’ll learn how to: Define your measure of success and set attainable goals. Create an exciting author brand you want to write under forever. Tame your monkey mind and consolidate your gazillion ideas into a solid plan. Choose the best platforms, editors, designers, and tools to create a high-quality book. Plan a compelling book series in any genre that will have your readers chomping for more. Write faster, release more often, and enjoy what you create. Spot trends and gaps in the market where you can add your unique voice. Publish your book in print, ebook, and audio with all the nuts and bolts. Launch with a BANG! – including handy launch checklists. Create an engaging author platform to turn your readers into lifelong fans. Find unique and emerging opportunities in self-publishing to build your audience and earn a living. Steff breaks down the 11-step process that’s seen her go from failed archaeologist and obscure music blogger to a USA Today bestseller with a six-figure income. With dozens of examples from across the publishing landscape and real-talk from her own career, Steff shows how imagination, creativity, and perseverance can help you achieve your dreams. How to Rock Self-Publishing isn’t just a book about writing, it’s about grabbing your dreams by the balls, living faster, harder and louder, and cranking your art up to 11.

Most genre fiction falls into the writing to market category. While certain genres ebb and flow in popularity over the years, the major ones have been around for upwards of a century or more. They're not disappearing any time soon.

Author: Nicholas Erik

Publisher: Watchfire Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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A complete guide to book marketing, from covers and blurbs to launching. Topics covered include: -how to get an effective cover -how to write an effective blurb -how the various retailers help you sell more books -how to launch your book...and more.
2020-07-13 By Nicholas Erik

And I also wanted to learn what the current market demand for specific tropes is, because that will affect my book sales. (A great book on understanding market-friendly tropes is Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells by Chris Fox.) ...

Author: Kristin N. Spencer

Publisher: Kristin N. Spencer

ISBN: 9781951040062

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 650

Do you want to write fiction, but don’t understand how to begin the process? Are you intimidated by ‘real writers’ who already have books on the market? No matter what experience you have (or lack), Write the Perfect Read will take you through each step of story creation and break it down into easy-to-understand instructions with fun examples from both the book and the film industries. Are you ready to take the next step in your career and write a novel? This comprehensive, succinct guide to writing fiction will teach you to employ the two triangles of writing in less than two hours. In this book you will learn: -How to create a compelling and relatable character -The foolproof formula for plot -Never to underestimate the power of setting -What writers are made of and how they can improve their skills and methods -How to fully engage the reader based on brain science, product expectations, and emotional connection -How to navigate through the intimidating world of book services (developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and formatting) -The options you have for publishing, and the pros and cons of each type It’s time to write the book that’s been in your heart. Download a sample or purchase your copy now and get writing.
2020-01-25 By Kristin N. Spencer

THERE IS A LOT WRITTEN about writing to market for self-published authors (Chris Fox even wrote THE book about it called Write to Market), so I won't take a lot of time here, but it's important to understand that if you can write fast, ...

Author: Russell Nohelty

Publisher: Wannabe Press, LLC


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 716

Are you tired of writing books that release to crickets? Are you sick of reading hundreds of articles about how to find more readers? Are you lost in a sea of information without any direction on how to move forward? Then How to Become a Successful Author is the perfect book for you. Russell Nohelty is a USA Today bestselling author who has spent a decade in the writing trenches building his own career, growing a network of successful authors, and helping hundreds of authors with their marketing. This book compiles the best tips, tricks, and hacks from his life, and the most powerful secrets he has learned from other authors about how to make six figures or more as an author. Inside: Learn the secrets to self-publishing success Discover the exact steps to landing a publishing contract Find out how to build a network of successful authors Launch a book successfully into Kindle Unlimited and wide on all platforms Build an audience that's eager to buy your books every time you launch And so much more. There are over 50 hard won lessons in this book, all borne from life as a successful writer. You'll leave this book with the tools and ability to make a living as a writer without struggling every minute of the day. How to Become a Successful Writer is broken up into three sections: Mindset, all about how to build focus, grit, and resilience, Writing, where Russell breaks down how to build a successful book from the ground up, and Marketing, where you'll learn how to take your book and share it with the world. This is the best book you'll ever read on building a successful author career from the ground up, packed with everything you need to know to become a successful author, starting today. Get it now.
2019-11-01 By Russell Nohelty

An ebook is one of the most powerful ways to promote your business while educating people with the knowledge and expertise that you already have. And if you're just starting out, writing an ebook will not only promote your business, ...


Publisher: Street Smart Internet Market

ISBN: 9781424319633

Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 307

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25 WRITING TO MARKET Most likely you've heard the phrase “write to market” before—possibly hundreds of times, ... If your goal is to sell more books, generate more income from your writing and create a long-term and stable career as an ...

Author: Eileen Cook

Publisher: CDE Creative Academy for Writers LLP

ISBN: 9781777291976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

View: 711

How many people have told you that your dream of being a full-time writer is impossible? They’re wrong. Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced author, we’re here to help you overcome the obstacles in your path—and make your publishing dreams a reality. • Unsure how to turn your published book(s) into an actual career? • Been knocked around by the publishing industry and feeling disheartened? • Overwhelmed by all the options and not sure what to do next to level up? Two career authors—one traditional and one indie—with over 50 published books and 30 years of experience between them, team up to provide you with the complete set of puzzle pieces so you can craft your ideal author life. If you are looking for a quick fix or magic button this isn’t the book for you. Building a career strong enough to last a lifetime won't happen overnight. If you’re ready to build yourself a personalized roadmap to making enough money from your writing to pay your bills, then you’re in the right place. This book gives you the tools and information you need to clarify your dream and create practical steps to turn that dream into a career that you can build, grow and maintain over time—without sacrificing your health, relationships or happiness along the way. Click the buy button now and avoid making costly mistakes as you level up your career and become a full-time author. This is the fifth book in the Creative Academy Guides for Writers series. Be sure to check out the rest of the books for writers in this series. 1. Scrappy Rough Draft by Donna Barker 2. Build Better Characters by Eileen Cook 3. Strategic Series Author by Crystal Hunt 4. Create Story Conflict by Eileen Cook
2021-01-28 By Eileen Cook

Write to market Think like a publisher, rather than an author. What would be the best way to make money from a book? What will make it worth the time and investment? Can you find an existing audience and write to please them?

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 186

Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not ‘the expert' or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it? Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words? The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life – so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing. I've written seven other non-fiction books and co-written two more and built a multi-six-figure income around my non-fiction eco-system. In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes: PART 1. Before You Write: Mindset Why write a non-fiction book? Can I write a book if I'm not the expert? Originality. Or, there are so many other books on this topic Who are you? Personal stories and the writer's voice The day a non-fiction book changed my life Fear and self-doubt PART 2. Before You Write: Business Types of non-fiction books Business models for non-fiction books Who is your book for? Identify your target market Decide on the topic for your book Decide on your book title Your author name and pseudonyms How long does your book have to be? How long will it take to write the book? Your perspective on time Writing a book proposal PART 3. Writing and Editing Gather and organize existing material Research, interviews, surveys, and social listening Structure and organize the book How to write the first draft How to dictate your book Turn your blog/podcasts/videos/talks into a book Speed and quality Focus and shiny object syndrome Writer's block Co-writing a non-fiction book How to turn a boring book into an engaging read Elements of fiction in non-fiction Truth and perfectionism Legal issues: Using real people, quotes, lyrics, images, and citing sources Self-editing a book How to find and work with professional editors PART 4. Publishing and Product Creation Your publishing options The different formats for your book Non-fiction book covers Book formatting for non-fiction Pricing your book Your book sales description Categories and keywords Turn your non-fiction book into a multimedia course Updating your books over time PART 5. Marketing Non-Fiction Two models of marketing and the importance of mindset Book-centered marketing Paid advertising for non-fiction books Author-centered marketing. The power of a personal brand Build your author website Build an email list Integrate email marketing with your book Content marketing for non-fiction books My non-fiction marketing journey Conclusion and your next steps. It's time to (finally) write your non-fiction book. Download a sample or buy now and start writing.
2018-08-11 By Joanna Penn

Just when it seems within our grasp, however, there's another obstacle to overcome: it takes time to write a book, so unless you are speedy or assemble a writing team, by the time you write to your formula, the market may have moved on.

Author: Jacq Burns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 350

LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD. There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
2014-10-31 By Jacq Burns

The phrase “write to market” comes up frequently in the independent publishing community, often with a negative ... Chris Fox wrote Write to Market, the definitive guide on the approach that says that writing to market requires the ...

Author: J. Thorn

Publisher: The Career Author


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 573

Storytelling isn’t complicated. We’ll prove it to you. Do you have an amazing idea for a novel but you struggle to get words on the page? Maybe the problem isn’t writer’s block. Maybe you need a writing process. Publishing veterans and bestselling authors Zach Bohannon and J. Thorn share their proven system for developing a plan that will bridge the gap between a collection of random notes and a cohesive first draft. This comprehensive book will teach you the foundations of fiction: Plot, Structure, Genre, Theme, Character, and World. Discover: Why you need a system to finish a first draft whether you plot or pants What Aristotle said about storytelling thousands of years ago that still applies today How studying Star Wars can make you a better writer What some of the most prolific authors believe about the craft How all stories can be reduced to three components Which archetypes create a more engaging reader experience How the Hero’s Journey is alike and different than the Virgin’s Promise Why you should cast your characters like a movie producer Developed over 10 years and applied on millions of words of fiction, Thorn and Bohannon will show you how to layer your approach and build a fantastic story from the ground up. No more staring at a blinking cursor when you sit down to write! Become a master storyteller today. Three Story Method will transform you from a struggling writer into a career author. Downloadable worksheet and full list of resources included! Get it now!
2020-03-01 By J. Thorn

Peck , Wayne Dyer , Harvey McKay , Barbara De Angelis , and Betty Eadie , what they should do to market and promote their books . They listened carefully , followed their advice — and today Canfield and Hansen are multimillionaires .

Author: Richard Webster

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738703443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 503

This is a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to writing for New Age publications by one of today's bestselling new Age authors.
2003 By Richard Webster

I think most of us are familiar with the term “write to market,” and that means you need to do a few things before you start penning your next bestseller—at least if you want it to become a bestseller. way, if you haven't heard of ...

Author: Elana M Johnson

Publisher: AEJ Creative Works


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 385

Join seven-figure author Elana Johnson as she outlines two of the most important things all self-publishers grapple with: 1. How to write the next bestseller, and 2. How to launch the next bestseller. And bonus - there will be ideas for how to market that new release when it's no longer shiny and fresh. Every book an author releases has untold earning potential, but we all want to write the most marketable book possible and then launch it well from the beginning. Come learn how to decide what to write that will appeal to readers, including how to drive them to the next book, and then how to launch each book in a way that makes the most sense for your pocketbook, your series, and your sanity. Writing and launching your next bestseller is only a few steps from where you are right now!
2021-11-02 By Elana M Johnson

For your writing, you should not feel like suggestions for changes are personal attacks, or that making things to market standards is “selling out.” You bring your life experiences to the table when you set out to write a story, ...

Author: C. S. Johnson

Publisher: C. S. Johnson

ISBN: 9781948464277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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What makes a book sexy? I’m not talking about erotica, per say, but what is the difference between a book you eagerly devour and a book you slum your way through? While there are individual exceptions, the most objective difference between a good story and a downright terrible one is simple—it all comes down to the writing. It’s either good writing, and we can forgive the technical flaws a little more easily, or it’s bad writing, and bad writing is just bad. Good writing is more than just good writing. Good writing is sexy. If you’re a fiction writer looking to improve your writing skills, this is the perfect, provocative read to encourage you to get down to business and write your story. Inside Good Writing is Like Good Sex, you will find: •A titillating perspective on the writing process •The secret to why your story is special, and how you can make it sexier •Tips on romancing your readers •How to write irresistible characters •Basic writing and story concepts with advanced insights … and all in a non-gratuitous fashion with a lot of innuendos. C. S. JOHNSON is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. She has written articles for The Rebelution, MTL Magazine, Hollywood in Toto, StudioJake, and more. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. FROM THE BOOK: “So, what’s so special about your book?” It’s still a terrifying question, but the more you see it, the better you can prepare to answer it. It might be hard for you to realize that your book is special at all, especially if you are a new writer, or you’re one of those people who struggle with self-confidence (I can assure you from personal experience you are in good company). I know exactly how that feels. But your book will be special, because it’s yours. It is your words written down on paper, your story written for the world to see, and the book you were born to write. It’s yours. This is something that people tend to say about kids, and I like using this analogy here because kids can be the result of good sex, just as my “book babies” are the result of my writing. No one will love my real children the way I do. My kids are unlike everyone else’s children because they are mine. And no one will ever love my husband the way I do, because he is the one I chose and the one who chose me back. Your own love story will be special because it’s yours. Your book will be special too. But, let’s face it, “special” has its limits, especially when it comes to the competitive writing market. Your unique outlook should be what tips the balance in your favor, and you do yourself a lot of favors if your tipping point doesn’t have a lot of unattractive baggage dragging it down. This means you need to take care to make your book be its best. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: "An absolutely brilliant, cheeky, and fun guide to writing better. Great for anyone tired of bland writing guides." ~ Liliyana, Book Review "Chock-full of useful writing advice, written by a woman who clearly knows what she’s talking about." ~ Jessica, Author and Book Reviewer
2019-03-30 By C. S. Johnson