Have you ever been reading a book and wondered why or how it even got into print? Have you even gone so far as to think you can write a book better? Well, if that’s the case, there is a way you can write a book and have it published right away!
If you think you can write a book , then instead of just dreaming about it, sit down and start writing. How you start will depend on what you’re trying to write. To me, writing fiction, is easier than writing nonfiction. There is still a certain amount of research that needs to be done when writing fiction, but not as much as when you’re writing nonfiction.
Once you decide what your subject is and what you want to write, then start making an outline. This is not an outline that you will probably stick to totally, but it gets you thinking and planning, which is a start.
Once your outline is done, start writing. Don’t stop and try to correct yourself at this point, just let your writing flow and get as much down on paper as you can. The first time through your book is just a rough draft anyway so don’t worry about spelling mistakes or any other kind of corrections.
If you write a book that is fiction, you will find as your story progresses, that your characters will seem to come to life. You will feel like they are real people with real feelings and real problems. There may be times when you are typing part of your story, and you may start crying as words land on the paper. Don’t think you’re crazy if this should happen. You are just believing what you wrote. The good news is, if you believe it, so will your readers.
Once you have completed your first draft, do a second and possibly a third draft. This is where you make corrections, spell check, or change any plot lines.
Writing is a very competitive market, and if you go the conventional route, and submit your manuscript to a publisher, it could take months or years before you get rejected or accepted. Now you can write a book and get it published right away. Here’s how.
Amazon has a free program called the Amazon digital text platform. Once your book is finished you simply sign up with Amazon and upload your manuscript to the digital platform. From Amazon, people will be able to see your book, pay for it, and simply download it as a digital book.
You will probably want to have an e-book cover made for your book, just to make it look better. You can pay some one $15-$25 to do this for you, or there are ways you can make them yourselves. Some people who are familiar with Photo shop make their own covers with that program. I personally pay a tiny monthly fee for an on line program I can use to make my covers.
Of course the more your book is downloaded the more you will make. I believe that the Amazon royalty for you will be 70% of the cost of your book.
This is one way to get your writing seen and start to build a group of followers that love your work. You can continue to add more and more books to this platform and the money you make will continue to increase.
Once you have lots of sales under your belt, you might possibly send one of your manuscripts to a book publisher. You now have proof that your writing is good and it sells.
You can write a book under your real name, or several pen names, but most importantly is to just keep writing and never give up.