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Year: 2018

Articles created in the year 2018

How to Avoid the 11 Biggest Mistakes of First Time Authors

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
Following are the 11 biggest reasons most first-time writers don't receive the rewards they're due.1.Unrealistic expectations.Do not expect to get rich off your book, even if it is a success by publishing standards.The huge majority of books don't earn out their advance.Instead, develop a personal marketing strategy to leverage your career off your publication.Rather than attempting to make money on the publication itself, use your book to open doors, boost your credibility and build relationships with readers...

Bring Out the Natural Writer in You

Posted on November 18, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
Putting a book together can be daunting.But no, you do not need to hire a ghostwriter.You don't have to do research.Your readers only want answers to their questions and challenges.Do that and you'll compose an easy-to-read, well organized, and persuasive book with 1/2 the normal edits.Save yourself time, frustration and get your book out within a month or so once you use my"Fast-Forward Writing Approaches...

Know Your Editing Choices

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
Each author has special editing needs.To save yourself time and money, look at the choices below and decide which kind of editing suits your needs.Line editing.Use this final expert edit after you've already revised your job three times.Your initial revision includes all redundancies, lowering your backup by one-third.On your next line edit, rework all of the words and phrases so they are your best...

Writing Tips for your Journey

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
So, you'd like to become a writer? Congrats! Writing not only is a excellent way to express yourself, but can provide an income.Remember not all writers make a fortune, some still cant quit their day job.Below are a few suggestions to start your writing journey.Start WritingOkay, so this trick is obvious.For some, it is a question of what to write about, for others the best way to compose.Write how and what you need...

A Few Brief Tips to Deal with Writing Rejection

Posted on August 25, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
You have just finished your book, sent out query letters and was rejected.What is left to do? You could give up, but I would not suggest this.Here's some brief ideas on how best to manage rejection.Have a breatherYou have probably been wondering and rattling your brain as to why you have rejected.Have a rest, not a long one.some time for a breather.If you continue to constantly analyze why you're rejected, you will drive yourself crazy...

You Can Be An Author

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
We all have an area which we have more experience and knowledge than the person next to us.What many don't realize is that there's frequently a hungry market out there ready and willing to cover the information we have to offer.Yes, it takes an enormous amount of effort to find a publication to end and printing, but it's well worth it.Some things I've learned through the experience:- Start small.Don't try to handle a 400-page work for your first book...

How To Write A Newsletter

Posted on June 24, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
So as to be successful with a newsletter, specialize in a subject not adequately covered in existing newsletters.A subject that you can give more, or better information on.To ascertain what to write about, first look at your skill, interests and experience.Then sit down in the library with the most recent edition of the"Directory of Newsletters" and take note of the publishers of topics comparable to what you want to write about...

Secrets Of Successful Authors

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Franklyn Helfinstine
When the writing bug hits you, get out your pencil, typewriter,a word processor or tape recorder and go to work.Personal needs and desires, such as"How to Make Money" can put you on the path to success in the writing area.There are five main emotional appeals for selling this sort of book: Money, Self Preservation, Family, Romance, Recognition.These appeals can be constructed into your writings.It pays to make up a good advertising schedule several months beforehand and if you do reach the pages with your ads, be sure they"Drip" with excitement!The name is of the greatest importance...