- Books, Literature, and Writing
How Do You Write a Book or Novel the Review
Writing a Story, It Sounds Simple But Is There More to it Than Meets the Eye?
This book is a bit of a wake up call for all current and aspiring authors, it challenges you to stop and think about what you are doing, why you are doing it and how you plan a route to success. In other words how to write a book that can be published and even more importantly, is bought and read.
As you digest this book there will be a slow realisation that yes pretty much anyone, that sets their mind to it, can write a book. There are techniques and methods that will help you understand how to start and finish the book writing process. But then there is a new and possibly even more daunting prospect, how do you get your book in front of real people that are prepared to pay good money to purchase your offering.
Writing and publishing a book is a series of single steps on the way to becoming a published author, there are some big steps in there admittedly, but, like many innovations, it is a single step process. Jonathan Veale's How to Write a Book or Novel is every writers personal guide to the book writing and publishing process, whether you are planning to go down the independent publishing route or follow the traditional route of seeking out a legitimate publisher to take your book on.
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The Story Writing Process - The Steps you Need to Take from Start to Finish
Below is a list, a comprehensive list, of considerations that form the steps of the book writing process.
- Getting started - just hit the keyboard and let rip!
- The muse - let your subconscious mind help you
- You can write! That will help - if you can great, if you can't you can learn, but do that first.
- Plan your book with its readers in mind - who is your intended audience, make sure your content matches your market
- Provide readers with benefits. Meet their expectations - a disappointed reader will do you no favours
- What do you intend writing about - identify your genre
- And a theme always helps - whatever you are writing about
- Think about publishers and literary agents early on - how will you introduce yourself?
- Writers' block - taking action is usually the answer
- Be honest and to the point in your writing - people know when they are being lied to
- Don't believe everything you're told
- First drafts should be for your eyes only
- Dough needs resting before being baked. So do first drafts (of anything)
- Good reads start on the opening page
- The writing habit - it's your call 1 hour or 6 it's up to you
- When writing, leave some dots for your readers to join up
- How much editorial assistance to seek
- All about the role of book editors
- Don't be troubled by punctuation. It can be dealt with later
- Things to look out for when self-editing
- More self-editing tips
- Titles and opening paragraphs - some advice
- The traditional publishing route - what to submit and how
- The synopsis for publishers and agents
- Four ways to cope with the shock of rejection
- Spot the publishing bandits
- The DIY route - becoming a self-published author
- The technical process of publication
- Print on demand - another option for new writers
- Ebooks - the new opportunity for aspiring writers
How To Write a Book or Novel - An Insider's Guide to Book Writing
Often the best way to discover exactly how to do something is to follow in the footsteps of someone that has already done what you want to do. This is the approach that Jonathan Veale has taken with his book on writing a book. A step by step to how you go about writing a book and getting it published. Invaluable advice from someone who knows his way along the rocky path to becoming a published author.
Get the inside story from someone who has been there and done it.
Where Else Can You Buy How to Write A Book or Novel? - Alternative Distributors to Amazon
See the link list below to find some alternative formats for How to Write a Book or Novel
- How to Write a Book or Novel - The Paperback
If you still prefer your books in hard copy you can get How to Write a Book or Novel as a paperback from Createspace for only $8.99
- How To Write a Book or Novel On Smashwords
Smashwords deliver ebooks in multiple formats including the very popular ePub, mobi and PDF formats. So you don't even need an ereader to tap into this valuable source of information.
- How To Write a Book Or Novel from iTunes
This is the direct link to iTunes USA to purchase your personal guide for how to write a book.
A Note From the Author
This book is aimed at me - as a much younger man. You've heard the phrase 'if only I knew then what I know now'. Well read this and I'll share with you what I now know. It should help you achieve your ambition: to join the ranks of published authors. I made it in the end. So can you.
Can I Write a Novel? - That's the big question!
Well can you write a novel?
Never in a million years, I could never be disciplined enough to sit down and write enough words coherently to produce a novel!
Who is Jonathan Veale?
An editor, writer and published author
Jonathan Veale takes great delight in exposing the unscrupulous people that operate under the guise of vanity publishers. He warns aspiring writers of the need to avoid being taken for a ride just when they are at their most vulnerable. When they have completed a book and are desperate to get a publishing deal.
Instead he prefers to offer sound advice based on real experiences and dealings within the world of writing and publishing books. No one needs to take his advice, they are free to plot their own course, but he believes it never harms to get a perspective from someone that has been there and done it over a number of years.
How to Write a Novel? - Lots of people have written a novel, it must be easy!
Have you ever written a book or novel and had it published?
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