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?
If you are trying to increase your reach and gain more followers, the last thing you want to see are your follower numbers decreasing. Unfortunately, for numerous reasons, follower numbers can and do decrease. The most likely reason is that Twitter activated its delete account autobot. I’ve had more than 400 followers deleted off my lists over the last three months simply due to Twitter’s delete bot. There’s nothing you can do about this. The other reason is that you accidentally followed a Follow for an Unfollow Account. I’m sure you’ve seen accounts that state - #followback 100%! Well, there are also other accounts that go through and follow hundreds if not thousands of accounts at a time. Once you follow, the account owner unfollows you.
Going indie with their books is something a lot of authors are doing today. While it’s awesome that you get to keep all of the profits with an indie book, much of getting an indie book out there is the marketing. That’s true of any book. But with an indie book, you have to do a lot of it yourself or outsource some or all of the work. Outsourcing can get expensive, so let’s focus on the things you can do yourself to successfully market your indie book.
Just like with anything you market, a great teaser is what gets people to pay attention to your book and hopefully consider buying it. You don’t need to stick to one teaser, either. Different teasers of various lengths can be used in different ways to successfully market a book. These can be used when sharing on social media, for the description in various marketplaces, to guest post on blogs, and more.
If you've started your publishing career by submitting to agents in hopes that they'll work with you to sell your novel, you're probably wondering what to do with all those damned rejection letters and if they contain any value at all. In Saturi Scriptor's The Big Book of Rejections, he tells you to ignore the vast majority of them because they are form letters that the agent either copies and pastes into the body of an email or uses a bulk email program to send. Their junk other than words to the affect of - I don't want your novel, they're junk.
Some of Them Are Going to Sound Real Though, so Watch Out!
Some of the rejection letters you receive will sound like they are real and contain actionable advice to help you improve your query materials and/or your manuscript. If you think it's real, STOP! Don't touch your submission materials, and don't touch your novel until you read this next section.
Writing a book does not have to be a long, complicated process. There are people every year who write and publish multiple books. The key factor is to set goals and accomplish those goals on a daily or nightly basis. Here are some author tips to get you started.
Dedicate time every day to write.
You need to set aside time every day to write. Pick a time when it is quiet, and you will have no interruptions. A good time might be in the morning, or before you go to bed at night. Do not start writing when you are going through a big change such as a new child, a new job, or have just got married. These changes take up time that will distract from the writing process.
Choosing someone to review your book should be done methodically. Besides, you've wrote a masterpiece and you want a review that will analyze the dialogue of your book, right?. There are many factors that will contribute to how you choose someone to review your book. A good book review should help your book gain exposure and generate positive reviews. However, someone reviewing your book with an unbias review may point out your strength and weaknesses which lends to the credibility of the rewiew. Contininue reading to find out how you can find a good book review for your written works below.
What's The Difference Between A Guaranteed Positive Paid Review And A General Paid Book Review
Lets face it; reviews are a great way to advance your author brand and get people to take notice. However, if you want someone to assess the nature of your work, you needa reviewer who is unbiased in order to give you an honest review, and when we think of unbiased reviews, we generally think of customers who have purchased your book and either loved it or hated it enough to leave a detailed comment. Unfortunately, some authors have difficulty getting natural reviews for their books from paying customers. In these instances, the author may choose to pay for reviews, and reviews generally come in two types, including guaranteed positive reviews and general paid reviews.
Traditional publishing is a business agreement that a writer must thoroughly have full knowledge of, prior to opting into such agreement. With this method, writers must create a manuscript and proposal. Once, successfully completed the writer can either have an agent submit it in or they can send in the proposal on their own. Next, the proposal will then be thoroughly examined by an editor to distinguish if it is suitable to be published.
Most times, the proposal can be sent back for alterations and then must be resubmitted to the editor. At this point, the author must wait to hear back from the editor to see if it will be rejected or published. Furthermore, if the publishing company has interest in the proposal and choose to move forward with publishing your novel, they will purchase authority from you and offer you an advance and additional future royalties. The publishing company will finance all expenses for the design and supplies for the novel and will only print enough books that will actually turn over a profit.
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: