Lead Me to Success in Publishing

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Book Description:

The world of publishing is changing, and you’ve already begun to realize it. While there are still the same authors on the same tables at your local bookstore, there are other names that are showing up online and in your email inbox. But how are they getting attention if they’re not doing publishing ‘the way it’s always been done’? For a thought leader like you, you already have bigger ideas about how the world should, rather, how the world COULD work to support the cutting edge thoughts you want to share. You’re not interested in simply doing the same old things because you’re not interested in the same old results. In the past year, you’ve noticed how social media has changed the way we interact and the way we share information. You’ve seen Facebook turn into a sort of gathering place and Twitter become the first place where thoughts are born. But you want to publish. You want to take your ideas a step further and you’re not interested in spending a lot of money or sending out hundreds of proposals. “Lead Me to Success in Publishing: 101 Ways” is the book for you.

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B007I4BY24

Review:

There is no better place to learn about how to have success in book publishing other than an accomplished writer. Melissa Wilson shares some great advice on how to have success in book publishing. She has published books of her own and she gives you 101 publishing tips that break down the ever-changing world of publishing, and get you thinking about not only writing your book but more, importantly—how to market and promote your book once it’s published. Every author should read this book for helpful tips and insights on how to become successful in the book publishing business. I received this book free for an honest and unbiased review….. Tracy Kauffman- Author

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Your Writer’s Mind

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Your Writer’s Mind.

In truth, a writer’s mind is unique and who can know it but another writer. Writers experience different thoughts on a daily basis. Just walking down the street might bring thoughts that would make a great story. Writers look at their surroundings and consider the weather, the people around them, different situations, noise, lights and colors, shadows, mishaps and misfortunes and the list goes on. I really thought that this point brought to light the writer’s mind. “The writer’s mind is wily.”

In truth a writer will often be distracted from any diversions because the thought process is always moving, imagining and creating the next topic. A writer has millions of ideas but harnessing those thoughts on paper is a different story.  Writers might begin one story but become so captivated by something else that they start a new story, placing the other one on the side.

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Mastering the Art of Writing in Six Steps

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To master the skill or art of writing, a writer should look at these six steps which will guide them toward writing excellence. With each step a writer learns ways to captivate the audience, whether they are reading a book or a blog post. One must analyze, clarify, engage, edit, simplify and excite readers into wanting more.

1. Analyze- Know your audience. Readers will be critical when it comes to your writing if they were expecting something different. If a writer states that their book is geared toward kids but uses a lot of adult language, then the author was not taking into consideration the audience. Same applies to a writer writing for adults and but uses simplistic language.

2. Engage your audience with every part of your book. Don’t make the first page very interesting and then make the rest of it boring. You have to keep the reader guessing on what is going to happen next. Make the reader want to keep reading even though they might want to stop.

3. Clarify what your book is about. If you are writing a book for educational purposes, to be humorous or just plain fictional, make sure to let the reader know that in advance.

4. Simplify- Get rid of excess baggage. Don’t go on and on and on about something that is not important or that does not need to be there. I recently picked up a book that was extremely long. I wished I could have shown the author where they could have cut parts that didn’t help the storyline.

5. Bring some excitement into your story. Make your characters interesting. No one likes to read a book when they hate all the characters. Bring life to the character. Don’t make them sound too educated. Use contractions, use words that would use in normal everyday life.

6. Last of all, edit your book. Don’t let your book go to print without someone qualified to edit it. There are programs you can go through where you can get informative advice on how your book reads. Readers want to enjoy their time spent reading, not correcting all of your errors.

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