Writing an elevator pitch should be easy, right? It’s just one sentence, maybe two, the gist, the… For me, it’s the process of condensing 115,000 words into a handful of meaningful, plot-hinging terms. Eek! But wait, let’s back up. What’s an elevator pitch, you ask? It’s a marketing term used to relay an idea in […] … Continue reading The Elevator Pitch – So What’s Your Book About? — Jeanne G’Fellers
Stories come in every shape and size, and as an author, you bring your own expertise and experience to your tale. So when it comes to editing, you might not need the same sort of help as someone else. You might excel at catching grammar problems but struggle with writing the blurb, the back-of-the-book […] via … Continue reading The 7 Types of Editing Your Book Needs — A Writer’s Path
If you are, will be, or even think there's a slight possibility of considering trying to find a literary agent...or need any other information related to getting published: read this now. This post is amazing--and I haven't even had the chance to follow all of her oh-so-relevant-and-remarkable links... by Jane Friedman In today’s market, probably … Continue reading How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
by ERIC SMITH (GUEST BLOGGER) As a literary agent, I’m lucky enough to go to a lot of writing workshops, where I usually dish advice about one of two things: query letters or social media. When it comes to social media and publishing, digital platforms have a special place in my heart. After all, Twitter … Continue reading 10 Tips for Authors on Using Social Media from a Literary Agent — How To Ebook
A: Pretty much all the time. At least for me, it is. And especially this particular revision, which involves completely removing a main character's POV from the storyline. Why would I take such a drastic move? Well, pull up a chair. I'll try to be brief. After finishing my novel (over FOUR years ago) and … Continue reading When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire
But at the same time, like everyone is reading. Much like the market from a business standpoint, the reader is always right. If they didn’t like your narrative, or thought your list of characters wasn’t diverse enough, or thought your prose were a written car crash… they were right. They’re always – always – right. … Continue reading Write Like No One Is Reading — Liam-J-Cross Writing&Editing
Before you send out your draft, let’s take a moment to step inside the minds of professional agents and publishers. Imagine them on their Monday morning commute hoping that today maybe … maybe … they’ll find the Next Big Thing in the book world. They know what they’re looking for and in a way they […] … Continue reading #getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston
This to-the-point post is great advice...for both novice and experienced writers. Read on: No, this post is not going to give writers bad advice. It’s going to talk about all the bad advice writers are getting. Ever since I started publishing novels several years ago, I’ve noticed (via Twitter, blogs, and other sources) the sheer … Continue reading Bad Writing Advice — All The Way YA
This wonderful piece came across my reader today...and, while the message is somewhat of a bitter pill, it still manages to be inspirational and motivating... by Meg Dowell You don’t know which projects are going to succeed, and which ones are going to fail. Many people assume that because I’ve been writing for a long … Continue reading The Best Piece of Writing Advice I Ever Received — A Writer’s Path
It’s the question all beginners ask.
“How do I make money writing?”
It’s not a bad question. Most people just expect a simple answer.
The reality is, how to make money as a writer depends on too many factors for experts to be able to provide a simple answer to that one question.
Are you trying to make money through a blog? As an aspiring novelist? Are you experienced enough to sell services like coaching to newer writers? Are you expecting to be able to make a living as a freelancer within the first few months?
It doesn’t just depend on what you want to do. How far you want to go, how hard you want to work, to get there — within reason — also matters. Are you trying to turn a side hustle into a full-time gig by working nights and weekends in addition to your “real” job?…
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