I have written before about how to write a book. (tl;dr: sit down and write a lot.) But what about the next phases? Editing and getting published…
- Write lots and lots and lots. Don’t do anything else until I have sorted my shitty first draft.
- Re-write and edit the whole lot.
I probably do about five or six total re-writes before…
- Looking at the structure of the book. This is the part I really enjoy. I find Scrivener to be invaluable for this.
- However I find staring at a screen for too long blinds my mind. So I also like to print things out and do some literal cutting and pasting too.
After that, eventually, comes the next stage. It’s pretty huge. Getting the book published:
But even that is not the end. For once your book is published then comes the hard work of actually getting anyone to read your book. Here’s a post I wrote about how to become an Amazon bestseller.
Now read some of these articles:
- How to become an Amazon bestseller
- How to publish your book
- Some thoughts on Travel Writing today
- Why I have returned to self-publishing (though have now since returned to working with a publisher!)
- On the agonising process of sitting down to write a book
- How to become an author
- Some cold water about the difficulties of getting started
- What does a literary agent do?
- Do you need a publisher?
- 10 Steps To Getting A Literary Agent