Last week I outlined the steps required to get your manuscript commercially published. If that lengthy, difficult process isn’t your cup of tea, there are alternatives. Here’s one of them.
There are numerous ways to get a book published these days. This week, we’ll talk about one. In subsequent weeks, we’ll cover some alternatives.
The general public tends to figure anyone who can write a sentence should be able to get published. They don’t realize how many skills and techniques are involved.
Here are six more truths about becoming a published author (in addition to the six from last week.)
Most people have little to no idea what’s involved in being a published author. The general public thinks it’s merely a question of stringing a few words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, paragraphs into chapters, and voila! A complete manuscript. Send it to your favorite publisher, who will print it, advertise it, and place it […]
It’s easy to do flashbacks badly, which is a backhanded way of saying that doing them well can be a difficult task. But scenes of past events can be used effectively if you know how to do them right.
Each scene in a novel should move the plot forward by providing one or more of the following: · pertinent, new information about the characters · aspects of setting that affect the characters or plot · events that advance the storyline. A scene that does not accomplish at least one of these purposes should be […]
Rejections are part of the process for every writer who wants to get published. If you want to be successful in this industry, you need to learn how to handle them like a pro.