THE EXCITING JOURNEY OF Writing
a Fictional Book
"IT'S A LUXURY BEING A WRITER, BECAUSE ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS LIFE."
I remember as a child what friendship meant. It was special, irritating, fun, and crazy. The smallest events were big adventures.
Our imaginations ran unchecked. We were living life. As a child, friendship seemed so simple and authentic. Do you ever think back and remember your childhood and that special friend? Children have a magical way of often teaching us the importance and meaning of friendship.
I personally believe these two stories treat true friendship with the love and caring it deserves.
My next book, due out late October is actually two short stories.
They both deal with young friendship. The first story, "Jamison and Joey", two ten year old boys, takes place on a farm in Wyoming.
Bored with the final weeks of summer the two of them set out to have an adventure. What awaits them at Lightning Lake will test their friendship far more than either bargained for.
The other story is called "Three Strikes." It is about selflessness and sacrifice. It reminds us what a true friend is.
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Hours, days, weeks, and months have been spent creating your latest piece of fiction. It has been edited, the cover has been designed, and you are now ready to publish.
Off you you go! To great personal fanfare your book is now on the virtual shelf of one or many ebook platforms. You have told your friends and relatives and they have been supportive, but what about the public? You know, the stranger, the potential fan of your work.
They are the ones that you have written for. Someone sitting in a cafe or at the beach reading your work. But how did they find you? What did you do that out of the millions of fictional works in the marketplace they bought your book?
I don't know about you, but after spending well over a year on writing the last book I was exhausted. Physically drained.
It doesn't stop there, in fact it never stops. After you have published one needs to go into the other room and put on their marketing hat.
No longer the dreamer you are now the business maven. You sit at your desk with a cigar hanging from your mouth. Your job- make your book a star!
There are only so many customers out there and you want your fare share. After all the work you have put into it don't you think you deserve it? You need a plan.
Today I came across this article written by Diana Urban that I believe is very helpful in the marketing department. This part of the process can be overwhelming, and often is.
After writing the outline of your book and once you are confident that it is a story worth writing take some time and also outline your marketing plan right then and there.
If you are like most independent authors you will be doing it all. Think of yourself as business, your products are the stories you write. As time goes by the more product you have to sell the more profitable your business becomes.
Check this article out it's time well spent.
119 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase SalesSEPTEMBER 6, 2017 by DIANA URBAN
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