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How will you ask for sale? If you're selling your writing, then send out novel and non-fiction proposals, or proposals for magazine articles.
Keep in mind that "Ask for sale" means ask person who can buy your product to buy it. I approached editors at publishing houses who could buy my work. I didn't approach agents. As handy as literary agents are, an agent can't buy.
No matter what product you're selling, from apricots to zebras, you must ask person and/ or company with cash to buy your product.
It's worth mentioning here that you donít need to follow any particular rules when you're asking for sale. For example, most writing books will tell you that to sell a novel you must write complete novel, then write partial, then get an agent and then wait while agent sells book. You can follow someone else's rules if you want to. Or you can choose your own route. Do what you intuitively feel is right for you.
=> Three: If it's not working, get feedback from others
You've set your deadline, you've asked for sale repeatedly, but no one's buying.
At this point, I need to tell you that everyone who's ever followed this process for selling their writing has sold their writing before deadline. So from long experience I know that this process works. If this process hasnít worked for you it means that somewhere you've bumped into a wall, but don't see that is a wall.
You need feedback. Find someone's who's doing what you want to do, and ask them for help. You may need to pay for it, but it will be money well spent, because they'll be able to put you on right track. Don't ask for help from people who have never done what you want to do. If they havenít done it, they may think they know how itís done, but they donít.
After you get your feedback, set yourself another deadline, and then ask for sale until you make sale. Try this simple process: it works.
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