Sometimes I wish writing a book could be as easy as a wave of a magic wand, but if it were that easy everyone would be doing it. To be honest I’m glad it’s not as easy as that; because the journey wouldn’t be as much fun, nor would I feel that sense of accomplishment that I feel once I’ve finished. Writing books isn’t for everyone for instance creativity. If you’re not creative enough than you’d be better off doing something else; because being creative is a writer’s bread and butter.
There are several steps to writing a book some of these steps also apply to publishing your work. Now don’t misunderstand what I just told you the steps for trying to publish your work is simply advice; it isn’t me telling you if you do this and do that you’ll get published. This is just good advice that I’ve received that I’d like to share with you.
Once you’ve come up with your idea for your story write down notes about the story; like who the main characters are, what their goals are, what they hope to accomplish, how they accomplish their goals, and finally where does this all take place. Think of step 1 as sort of a Who, What, When, where and How concept.
Once you’ve taken all your notes for your story sit down at your computer and start typing.
Make sure that you have all of the facts for instance: If there’s a piece to your story that involves what people in the early 1900’s wore, did, or talked about. It’s very important that you have all of the facts, and that they’re accurate.
Make sure that your story makes sense; don’t leave anything out. Make sure to tie up any loose ends.
Once you’ve finished your book you should get people’s opinions on it. Give your book to your friends and family to read, and if they have suggestions on how to make it better you should take what they’re telling you into account. Remember your book can only get better.
If you do have some changes that you want to make because of the suggestions that you received from friends and family do it. It will take some time, but it’ll be worth it. Also if you get frustrated while writing in these additions just be patient and persevere. NOTE: being patient while waiting to hear back from an agent or publisher is the key. Also if you are rejected always persevere, and be persistent when trying to publish your book.
Once you’re done adding on the ideas from your friends and family the next step would be to get your book edited by somebody. Try posting a flyer up in a college campus bulletin board asking for editorial help, or ask a friend if they might know someone who can help you edit your book. You’re bound to find someone who can help.
Those are the seven steps to writing a book I hope that the advice and ideas will help you when you’re writing a book and also help you when and if you’re trying to publish your book.
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