Get Your First Sale!

Written by Angela Booth

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How will you ask forrepparttar 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 forrepparttar 129275 sale" means askrepparttar 129276 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 askrepparttar 129277 person and/ or company withrepparttar 129278 cash to buy your product.

It's worth mentioning here that you donít need to follow any particular rules when you're asking forrepparttar 129279 sale. For example, most writing books will tell you that to sell a novel you must writerepparttar 129280 complete novel, then writerepparttar 129281 partial, then get an agent and then wait whilerepparttar 129282 agent sellsrepparttar 129283 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 forrepparttar 129284 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 beforerepparttar 129285 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 onrepparttar 129286 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 forrepparttar 129287 sale until you makerepparttar 129288 sale. Try this simple process: it works.

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Writer, author and journalist Angela Booth has been writing successfully for print and online venues for 25 years. She also writes for business. On her Web site she conducts workshops and courses for writers.

How to Come up With Fresh Writing Ideas

Written by Caterina Christakos

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Does your sister have a talent for jumping rope and blowing bubbles, with purple bubble gum? Mayberepparttar heroine for your next book could dorepparttar 129273 same.Is their a kid in your neighborhood that is always getting into trouble? Hmm, do you think thatrepparttar 129274 creator of Dennisrepparttar 129275 Mennis might have known one?

You can use your family and friendís talents and their physical characteristics to come up with tons of characters. One hint though- if you choose to make Uncle Charlie a slug or Aunt Emma a rhinoceros, keep it to yourself. They may not be thrilled with their induction into literary history.

Inspiration is all around you, waiting for you to reach out and grab for your next storyline or character. Use stories fromrepparttar 129276 news, jokes that your neighbors tell you,repparttar 129277 quirky things that your dog Buster does inrepparttar 129278 morning.

One final word - stop criticizing what you have written down. In these first stages, no one cares if you have misspelled words or if your grammar isnít perfect. Just write. The rest will follow, after your story is done.

Caterina Christakos isrepparttar 129279 author of How to Write a Childrenís Book in 30 Days or Less. For more writing tips please go to

Caterina is the author of How to Write a Children's Book in 30 Days or Less, as well as several children's books. To view some of her work please go to

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