Publishing Information For Genre Writers

Written by Jeff Colburn

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· Publishers seem to haverepparttar attitude that authors who write genre books are doing it as a hobby, not a career. · Short stories are selling better than novelettes. · Preferred novel length for most places is between 85,000 and 100,000 words. · You need to determine how your work is like other works out there (so that readers are familiar, and comfortable, with your work) and how it is unique (to make it special to readers, something different that they will want to read). · Even if your book is published, it must be carried by bookstores, which only stock a fraction ofrepparttar 129747 books available to them. Without aggressive promotion byrepparttar 129748 author, sales will be slow or nonexistent andrepparttar 129749 major chains will remove your book fromrepparttar 129750 shelf in two to seven days. When that happens, your book has essentially reachedrepparttar 129751 end of its life. So, you spent at least a year writing your book, maybe another year finding a publisher and one to two years forrepparttar 129752 publisher to have a finished product. Allrepparttar 129753 efforts you put into seeing your book in print, a minimum of four years of your life, can go downrepparttar 129754 tubes in less than a week.

And a little writing advice: · You should have no more than five main viewpoint characters for a 100,000 word story. You can have more for longer stories. · For a 100,000 word book one author usesrepparttar 129755 first 25,000 words to set uprepparttar 129756 story and introducerepparttar 129757 characters,repparttar 129758 middle 50,000 to ramp up torepparttar 129759 ending, andrepparttar 129760 last 25,000 words to wrap uprepparttar 129761 story.

Yes,repparttar 129762 facts appear grim, but remember, many writers do make a comfortable living in their profession. Ifrepparttar 129763 above facts make you want to run away and hide, then maybe you don't have what it takes to be a full time writer. Someone truly dedicated to a writing career will see these things as challenges to be overcome, and know that even though it will take a lot of hard work, they can indeed achieve their goals.

So cheer up, put your heart and soul into your work, loverepparttar 129764 process and have faith in yourself.

Jeff Colburn is a freelance business writer. He can be reached at his site, The Creative Cauldron (, or at

12 Tips for Writing Articles on the Internet

Written by David McKenzie

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10. Target your article. Make it on one topic only and stick to repparttar topic. Do not try to write about 2 or 3 things inrepparttar 129745 same article. Keep your focus on one topic to keeprepparttar 129746 interest of your reader. 11. Conclude with a strong message. A message that summarises your article or gets your reader to take further action. 12. Finally, be humble. People admire people who are humble. Do not talk down to your readers.

Learn as much as you can about writing onrepparttar 129747 internet. It really is different to writing inrepparttar 129748 offline world. Read as many articles as you can and see which ones you find easier to read.

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