Tips to help you get the story in your head to print
Not sure where to start with your book? Anxious about the first draft? Having trouble focusing? We have gathered some resources that are full of actionable advice for taking the first few steps, diving into the work, and staying focused until you reach the finish line.
Many writers enjoy writing poems and journal entries, but a manuscript is entirely different. Committing to writing your book is the largest obstacle you’ll face.
The best way to consistently take your book from idea to manuscript is proper planning. Invest time in these prewriting steps so you’re better prepared to get your project off the ground.
No matter your genre or subject matter, research is an inescapable aspect of writing your book. Keep these things in mind during the research process.
Hammer out your character’s biography, characteristics, and psychology so that you can imagine your characters’ behavior and decisions more clearly.
Writing a book can be paralyzing when you have endless possibilities, but once you get to know your protagonist, you start to make your path to the finish line clearer.
The first draft can be the most difficult, but you must get over the hump before you can see your work in print. So how do you crank out the best first draft possible?
It might be tempting to submit your first draft for publication—don’t. You might have missed a few of these common writing mistakes.
If you can’t fathom how to write your book or can no longer string two coherent sentences together, get up, walk away, and do something else.
As a self-publisher, you might feel like you’re exempt from word count woes. Learn the importance of measurable progress and readers’ expectations.
You were inspired. You had a reason to write a book, but you’re not quite finished yet. Put these tips into practice and bring yourself closer to a completed manuscript.
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