Tips On Writing That Book This Year!
If you’ve always wanted to write that book but just needed that extra little push to get you started? Well, today is your lucky day. I’ve provided you with a list of 10. That’s right ten tips that you can use to strategize your plan to get that book that’s inside of you. Out to the world. Remember, everyone has a story to tell. The world needs yours. Don’t forget that. Your story may just touch someone and change their life.
Tip #1-The Art of Storytelling
The art of writing a book is good storytelling. As an author it is our job to paint a picture that the reader can see in their mind. Imagine the words becoming a little film that they can create on their own. So, it’s important to show not tell the reader about what’s going on in the story. Use adverbs and adjectives. Use descriptive words to paint your scenes. Don’t tell me the air smells bad. Show me. “The remnants of musk filled the air making it difficult to breath without gagging.”
Tip #2-Promote. Promote. Promote
Remember, we don’t want to wait until the book is completed to promote it. You want to have people anticipating your release. What you want to do is create a website. Your website works as a good tool to share information and news about your books and interest. Offer an incentive to collect emails from readers. Give them a reason to connect with you and keep coming back. You want readers. You must take care of them.
Tip #3-Keep Learning
Keep learning! Can’t stress this enough. Keep learning. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. For doing your research on topics your not knowledgeable about. No one is a master. Learn from people who are doing what you want to do and are successful at it. It’s okay to learn different things. It will benefit you in the long run.
Tip #4-Book Design
When it comes to finding and hiring a quality book designer. This is something else that you can’t afford to cheap out on. A graphic designer is as important as your editor. A good book cover makes the difference between a reader picking up your cover and reading the synopsis . Or putting it down. Your cover is the first time a reader gets intrigued by your book. Make it count.
Tip #5-Think Like A Business
Think of writing books as a business. You want to get paid for talents. So, why not create your own publishing company. If you’re going to self-publish your own books. It’s important to brand yourself. Set yourself apart from other authors. When readers see your brand they automatically know it’s you. You want to stand out in a crowded room.
Tip #6-Time To Get Social
When it comes to professional branding you want to take it a step further. Create a separate social media account for your books. Typically, it’s important to keep your personal life off of your professional profile. Show your readers your life as an author. Showcase all the interesting things you’ve been doing.
Make sure you are researching various book clubs and author networking sites to promote your books on. Book clubs are usually always looking for books to read and if you connect with them. They’re enthusiastic about reading and reviewing your books. Also, if you find networking sites you can land interviews where you can speak about your books.
Tip #8-Traditional vs. Self-Publish
Decide which method of publishing is best for you. Self-publishing puts you, the writer in control of the project but you are also usually the one fronting the financial bill. Whereas, if you go with a traditional publishing houses. You are writing query letters and contacting publishers. You may be under tighter constrains within your contract. So, again it is important to do your research and decide which path is right for you.
Tip #9/10-Spread The Word
SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD. I can’t stress this enough! Don’t wait until the book is complete to start marketing your book. Start while you’re still writing. Get people interested in finding out more about you and your book. Think outside the box. Go to unconventional places such as barbershops, hair salons, gas stations, store workers. You’ll be surprised who may be interested in reading your story. You can find a reader anywhere. So don’t be shy! SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD. SPREAD THE WORD.