Writing a novel is not for the feint of heart. It is a huge undertaking that can take months or even years to complete, depending on the amount of research and detail you need to you put into your work of fiction or non-fiction. Even knowing this, it can feel like it's taking too long to complete your novel, or that you'll never finish. If you feel that way, it may benefit you to read a few tips and tricks on writing and promoting your fiction in order to speed up the process without diminishing your book's quality or value to your readers.
One of the ways you can speed up the process is by creating an outline or a breif synopsis of the plot as well as short character descriptions. This can help you get your ideas down so that you do not have to continuously stop and think, What happens next?
Of course, utilizing a good novel planning and writing book, like Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook: Worksheets for the Writer, Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook, Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2) and Ready, Set, Write: Level 1, may help keep you focused and on the productive writing path.
For more writer tips and tricks, keep reading. You're sure to find some ideas to help keep you on the path to publication.
Adverbs can be a writer's friend, but they can also be a writer's worst nightmare. An adverb is a word that modifies the adjective or verb in a sentence, and sometimes they are necessary. However, most instances of adverbs can and should be deleted. Sometimes the adverb can be deleted and the sentence left alone. Other times, the author may choose to use a stronger verb.
A Great Anti-hero
In the universe, light cannot exist without darkness. And in fiction, the anti-hero is also needed. But on the surface, even children can grasp the idea of what exactly is a villain. It seems an easy and universal concept. The villain, also known as the bad guy, is the protagonist who causes suffering.
He is responsible of other characters’ woes and struggles. And he is the good guy’s motivation as well. He causes the hero to go through extreme challenges and feats. But life can be complex, and literature can be complex as well. So not all anti-heroes are created equal. And yes, they can even be the main protagonist of a work of literature. This article will explain how an anti-hero can be the main character of a work of fiction and what makes him compelling.
Do you write too much description in your fiction? While adding description can help give your reader a clearer picture of the events and everything in the particular scenes, it’s important not to add too much description. In this article, we’ll look at the drawbacks of adding too much description in your work.
Pizza is a staple of any “good food” diet, and for good reason. You can put anything on a pizza. When you don’t know what to eat, pizza is there for you. You can build a pizza any way you like it. That’s why the pizza method is the best method for writing a fiction book.
A passage about descriptive writing should be able to have an appeal on all five senses. Writing with all the five senses is quite a brilliant rule, when you are working on descriptive writing. This is so because you need all the simple details, in order to help bring your fictional world to life. Each of these five senses is quite a powerful tool on its own. When they are therefore combined together, they help to offer the reader a full experience, that is immersive to the reader. This way, the readers are able to understand better, how words have been used to describe how things smell, feel and even taste.
Dialogue is a great tool when it comes to fiction writing, but it can also cause a book to fail very easily. People really have to be careful when it comes to writing dialogue as it can easily become weighed down. The dialogue is what helps a story have a lot of interest and flow smoothly. It is also what helps the reader get a better understanding of who the characters truly are by picking up their personality as they talk.
1. Keep it Short
Dialogue should be succinct. If there are too many large paragraphs of dialogue, the writing will start to feel weighed down. Now, there are going to be spots where an author cannot keep the dialogue short, but they should try to break these sections up as much as possible to avoid an info dump in the dialogue. It can be broken up via movement or by characters asking questions or interjecting their own thoughts.
By Stewart Storrar
The audiobook marketplace has exploded with tens of thousands of new titles in the past few years.
The global audiobooks market size was valued at $2.67 billion US in 2019 and is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.4% from 2020 to 2027. That's a lot of audiobooks sales!
As more and more people begin to switch to audiobooks rather than reading eBooks, the ePublishing sphere has seen an increase in demand for audiobooks which means that authors are scrambling to supply that demand. Be it fiction or non-fiction; audiobooks are now becoming an industry staple.
The popularity of audiobooks can perhaps be attributed to them being used passively. People want to make the most of their time, so listening to an audiobook while driving, in the gym, or cooking, is becoming a more common practice. Getting your book made into an audiobook is an ideal way to tap into this growing audience.
So, the question now is, how do you self-publish an audiobook?
Today we will cover:
· What you will need to record the audiobook
· What you will need to produce the final sound file
· How to distribute your final audiobook
I've written this guide to point you in the right direction for each stage, to introduce you to the audiobook production process.
Writing a book and publishing a book are only the first steps to author success. This is because you could have written a great book, but this does not matter if no one knows about it. Thankfully, there are promotional tools and things you can do to help spread the word.
Social media is a great place to promote your book. You can potentially reach thousnads and even millions of people with properly timed and hashtagged tweets and posts. You can also start a blog, create promotional and informative articles and share those across your social media accounts. There are even sites where you can promote your book for free.
Additionally, there are also several Amazon books available to get you gather book promotion ideas so that you can create your own custom book promotion strategy. Great Noevel marketing books include:
- Novel Marketing: Making Your Author Brand Work for You & Your Books
- How to Market a Book Third Edition (Books for Writers)
- The Kindle Publishing Bible: How To Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon (Step-by-Step Instructions On Self-Publishing And Marketing Your Books) (Kindle Bible Book 1)
- How Your Book Sells Itself: 10 Ways Your Book is Your Ultimate Marketing Tool (Marketing for Authors)
- Sell More Books!: Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors Rethinking Book Publicity after the Digital Revolutions
- Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let's Get Publishing) (Volume 2)
- 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, Real World Edition: Authors: How to sell more books, ebooks, multi-media books, audios, videos, white papers, and other information products in the real world
In addition to the above helpful books, here are a few articles to help you self-promote your books.
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