Chapter 1 - Getting Started - Know Your Genre
If you have always dreamed of being a writer, you can live your dreams by writing your own book and then self publishing. Self-publishing is the way that many writers today are choosing to get their book out to the public. Self publishing today is not the same as it was years ago when you had to spend thousands of dollars to publish your book. You can self publish a book for as little as $500 when you choose a good self publishing service online.
The first thing that you need to do is to know your genre. The one rule of writing is that you should write what you know. If you have a specific genre that you read, chances are that this is what you will want to write about. Take a look at your interests and the type of books that you read before you decide on your genre. Your book should never be just about making money - it should be about something for which you have a passion. There are many different genres available in both fiction and non-fiction. Before you start your book, have a plan of what it will be about and the genre it will fill.
You need to have a specific genre when you are writing a book so that you will be able to market it properly. Some books will cross genre lines - such as paranormal and romance. Some books will fit neatly into a specific genre. It should be clear what the book is about to the reader so that they will be interested in what you have written enough to buy the book. Most readers have types of books that they like to read and tend to stick with one or two genres.
If you are writing a non-fiction book, there are also genres. You need to make your book stand out among the rest in a way that will set it apart from other books of the same genre. If you are writing an Italian Cookbook, for example, how do you make it stand out from the other Italian cookbooks that are on the market already?
Once you find your genre and know what you are writing about, you should start to think of marketing your book. Make it something that readers will choose when they see it in bookstores or online. This will set it apart from other books of its kind and entice readers to buy it. Many book authors are finding that they can make a career out of self publishing their books and marketing them to the right audience.
After you have figured out what you are going to write about and what will make your book stand out among others, you can then start to outline your book. You should write down a synopsis of the book and the point that you are trying to make. Good books carry a message, make sure that your book has a message to the readers that they can take away from the book at the end.
While you may like free-form writing, which is writing without doing any sort of outline, you should still have an idea of the ending of the book in your head. When you are writing fiction, characters tend to come to life as you write. Your ending may change as you rewrite, it is important to be flexible. The way that you write depends on the type of person that you are. If you prefer to have everything ironed out for your book, then you should do an outline that will tell you where you are going. This is like having a roadmap on a car trip.
There are some people, however, who do not want to use a roadmap on a trip, they just want to go. If this sounds like you, then just start writing and the ideas will start flowing in you. You can rework characters and plots as you move on in your book. Everyone has a different style when it comes to writing books. Over thinking the book and too much planning can bog you down and keep you from writing. Too little thought can keep your book from reaching a conclusion. It takes a lot of creativity as well as some structure in order to write a successful book that people will want to read.
You should read books in the genre that you are interested in so that you get the feel for this type of writing. Reading is a good way to improve your writing skills. Before you start writing your book, read the genre that you like and have a good idea of what you want to say in your book.
Chapter 2 - Research Your Book
In order to write your book, you are going to have to do some research. Even if you are writing an autobiography you still have to go back in your mind to research incidents that happened and most likely look up dates and names. You want to do research to make your book seem more authentic and well written. Nothing is worse than writing a book where you get facts, dates and other information wrong.
Research different types of books that have been successful in the genre that you have chosen for your book. When you are performing research, you can use your local library as well as the internet. If you are writing fiction, you will need to research even more. For example, if you are writing a murder mystery, you need to know police procedures as well as how murderers are caught. You can discover this information through your research by taking a look at the books at the local library. Some authors go as far to take a class in something that they want to learn about at a community college so that they can be better prepared for their book.
You do not want to get bogged down with research, however. Many writers enjoy research so much that they neglect to write their book. This is not what you want to do - you want to research your book so that you have the right information, but not write a thesis. Too much research can stunt the creative flow of your book. One way to research what you are writing is to do the research after you have finished the first draft of your book. Or research as you are writing. The internet makes it easier to do research now more than ever. You can get most of the information that you need to research your book if you go online.
It is a good idea to research the characters in your book, even if they are fictional. Discover some information about personality traits of people. A good writer is very much in tune with psychology and the way that people think. In fact, if you want to get in touch with the characters that you create, you can do so by learning a bit of psychology. Creative writers are often advised to take this class so that they can get in touch with the way that people think and react to certain situations. By learning how others think, you will be able to bring more to the book than your own perception of how to react in a certain situation. This will also help you with dialog as well. Realistic dialog is very important when writing a book. If you understand how and why people react a certain way and speak in certain terms, you can give your characters more depth.
In addition to researching your characters and the plot of your book, you should also make sure that you do some research on what makes a good book. You can take a writing course to learn how you can write a good book or even join a writing group. The more input that you get from other writers and the more information that you share the better your book will be.
There are conferences that you can attend for writers, as well as workshops. You can make these all part of your writing research as in addition to researching your book, you should also research the components that make up a good book.
A good book has the following:
Three dimensional, believable characters
A resolution to the conflict
You need to have some sort of conflict in the book that is presented right from the start. The conflict must be resolved by the ending of the book. This does not mean that your book has to have a happy ending, but you cannot leave anything hanging out there that remains unsolved. You also want to craft your book so that it reaches a climax, which builds up throughout the book.
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