If you've clicked on this post, I guess, you're dreaming to write a book or finish the one that you just can't stop thinking about. But you're either scared or procrastinating! If this is you, you may still have the dream of writing your own book, a book that will get published. In this post, I'd like to share some of my experiences in this regard with you in few simple words.
If you have yet to write a book, there are a number of important steps that you will first want to take. These steps, a few of which are highlighted below, may help to improve your chances of you writing a book that will get published. So, you wanna know more? then, let's go!
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One of the first things that you will want to do when looking to write a book that will be read is to choose a genre. This involves first deciding who you want to write for. Do you want to write for children, young adults, or adults?
Next, decide what you want to write about. Do you want to educate your readers or give them a captivating story that they just can’t put down? As for the topic or storyline that you choose, be sure to choose something that interests you. A writer who is passionate about what they write is more likely to see success.
Once you have an idea of what type of book you want to write, as well as an idea on your theme, take the time to examine publishing companies or books in the same genre and with the same theme. This is easy to do by checking Amazon bestsellers or check the publishing company that publishes those specific themes. You can also take a look at online- trends. Most clearly outline what types of books readers are looking for. For example, a publisher that is accepting manuscripts for science fiction novels may give you specific tips and ideas, as well as things to avoid.
Writing a book with a theme that interest you, as well as a theme that is in demand by publishers and readers, is one of the best ways to get your book sold.
As for writing your book, it is important to start out with a plot. If you are writing a non-fiction book, such as a how-to guide, be sure to create an outline for you to follow. Fiction authors, however, should first outline a plot. Unfortunately, many authors, especially new writers, just start writing. Of course, it is important to get your thoughts on paper or on your computer as I always say, but a clear and solid plan is an important component of writing a book that will get published. I normally create a general plot for the whole story I have in mind. I do this only with the longer fictions like novels as I did for ENARO. For short stories like Feminomaniacs, I just have an idea and an expected ending. This is some kind of plotting for the procrastinators like me.
Once your book has been written, it is important that you do the proper amount of proofreading and editing. The proper amount means you have to rewrite your own story several times to the point that it makes you happy. Many professionals vary on the number of times that a book should be proofread, but you should read through yours no less than three times. In addition to doing your own editing, you may benefit from the professional knowledge and expertise of an editor. Many have reasonable fees.
As previously recommended, it is a wise idea to first see what many publishers are looking for. Also, as previously stated, you can do this by using the internet or printed resource guides. If you highlighted or recorded the information that you read, you may already have a list of publishers to submit your book to and if not, don't forget you always can self-publish in which case, I can help you. Good luck.