As the old saying goes, ‘we all have a novel in us.’
If we can all do it, why do so many of us shy away from writing? Perhaps we don’t have the time to sit down to write a bestseller, or maybe we simply lack the confidence in our creative abilities to be able to transfer our fantastic ideas onto paper.
If you feel that you have that brilliant story locked away inside you, becoming an author is not nearly as difficult or as scary as it might sound.
Read on to learn some of our best tips on becoming an author, and you could add your name to the list of bestsellers. Who knows, maybe someone will make a film out of your novel one-day!
Come up with a great idea
One way to stand out among thousands of budding authors is to come up with a unique storyline. Even if your content is a little rough around the edges, as long as the concept of your story is distinctive, you can still make a name for yourself. Back this up with interesting and believable characters, and you are on to a winner!
Get noticed by a publisher
The easiest way to secure a good publishing deal is to get onto the radar of a renowned publisher. Keep reaching out to publishing houses until they eventually respond and read your work. Remember that publishers receive thousands of emails and letters every day - so try to set yourself apart from the crowd!
Think with a business brain
Remember that most successful writers generate big profits. So before you agree to a book deal, think carefully about your own personal business plan. Always consider the costs for marketing your book, agency fees, working with publishers, etc.
Your readers will believe your words. If you write a fictional novel based on realism (or a non-fiction book), make sure that your facts are 100% accurate before you publish them. Our online community of experienced writers can point you in the right direction.
If you are in need of advice or constructive critique to improve your writing, look no further. We provide a platform for experts in writing and publishing to share their experiences and to provide knowledgeable feedback to budding authors.
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