The eBook marketplace is filled with badly-written books. A real-world writing teacher shows you how to stand out from the crowd by using easy to learn writing techniques. Includes a writing exercise you can email to the author for feedback. More
The eBook marketplace is filled with badly-written books. Because of the success of some ebook authors such as Hocking, Konrath, Mallory, and Locke, the marketplace is seen as a sort of “get rich quick” opportunity by some people. So for every well-written ebook, there are thousands of terrible ones.
Before you even upload your work, you have a reputation problem. The bad reputations of all those thousands of badly-written eBooks that have come before you affect how YOUR book will sell. Readers are jaded already. They paid out good money only to have a product delivered to their reader that was less than worthy of even the ninety-nine cents they parted with.
"Writing: The Basics" addresses these problems and gives you techniques to produce good, saleable work that will stand out from the crowd.
Taught by a real-life writing teacher, and including writig exercises which will help you improve your craft, the subjects covered include:
THE NEW MARKET
ANYONE CAN BE AN INDIE AUTHOR
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
A LIGHT BULB IN THE DARK: IDEAS
WHAT HAPPENS?: PLOT
WHO DOES IT HAPPEN TO?: CHARACTERS
HOW TO AVOID PAYING $25 AN HOUR TO A FORMATTER
1ST DRAFT: PURE CREATION: LUMP OF CLAY
2ND DRAFT: SHAPING THE CREATION
WHAT TO DO NEXT
SMASHWORDS AND AMAZON
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO NEXT
BONUS: AS A THANKYOU FOR BUYING THIS BOOK, THERE IS A WRITING EXERCISE WHICH CAN BE SENT TO THE AUTHOR FOR FEEDBACK. GET REAL FEEDBACK ON YOUR WORK.