How not to Write a BookLike not writing a book
" What do you think of my novel?" blackmailed the aspiring writer.
It' not as simple to write a book as you think.
Any time a subject has an entertaining storyline or an interesting adventure, it seems as if they would make a script about it, the next obvious thing to do. I' ve spoken to those who want to create a cover, not because they have something they think could best be presented in the shape of a cover, but because they just want a set of pages with their name on it.
Everybody thinks he has a textbook from can - and should - can?-?and should - can be found at should - can. Much fewer say: "I should make a film" or "I should draw a portrait". There is a difference, I believe, between the concept of creating a work and other types of arts and amusement. The majority of us are agreed that shooting or creating a music record or drawing a picture is a complicated, complex task that requires a lot of perseverance, resolve, talent and special skills, a mix that most of us don't have.
This is not the case, however, when creating a work. Maybe it is because, unlike these other offerings, we have devoted much of our life to this. We' ll take a note at work. We' re gonna do a little shopping. When sending an e-mail, we type (electronically).
Apart from speech, the most frequent way of communicating is to write, and with the advent of the web, more than ever before, writers are type. Whilst song, drama or drawing is seen as a special ability that needs refining, everyone types every day, so many don't really see it as an ability.
Did you ever sit down to do a homework or a blogs entry, and you have a page empty and a flashing cursors? It' a novel. Consider that I am not even on the other challenging bits that go into getting a work from the writer's header into the readers ?getting - getting and get a editor, wrapper, marketer, etc.
Write. Except you want to be considered a heck trying to make a fast dollar, you still need to work to make the ledger powerful. As a matter of fact, in some ways you need to work in more because (a) there is (probably) not a single staff of folks who can help you make the best out of the script, and (b) you need to persuade the folks to buy and sort without the usual old fashioned marketeer pushing behind them.
Every year there are tens of thousand textbooks published by the big publishers, backed by booking trips and advertising budget that most folks never even heard of, so posting your text on Amazon and posting a Facebook posting won't do anything to move the pin. One of the greatest benefits to the box-office hit of a product (or really everything) is good verbal propaganda, and that doesn't come from promotions or overspending.
It' comes from the creation of a well-made gadget that is not only enjoyed by man, but loved so much that he cannot stop there. Only because a work is a "bestseller" doesn't mean anything and just because another one has never become number one doesn't mean that it won't sell long after its first release and, more important, resonate.
For example our adventures. Posted by John Brooks, it is quoted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as the greatest ledger of all time. Comes out of stock in 1969, but thanks to the repeat compliments of both men, it is back in the press.
This is the initial editor of the volume. Nobody has marketed this volume for almost fifty years. So, you may not be able to make a very big splash in the first few weeks, but if folks like your work and think that others will too, they are the best PR crew you could ever have.
Everything is at your disposal as far as the contents of the volume are concerned. Apparently tens of thousands of people are feeling the same and, as almost all of them have learnt the hard way, it's not so. In order to be able to write on a particular topic, an author must not only know about the topic, but also be able to support argument and defending conclusion with evidence in writing, be it through dates or historic precedents or even quotations.
This will take month and years of study, taking notes and critically thought to summarize all this information into an original concept and then turn it into a work. And if the contents cannot be otherwise, then it must be the letter. Over the years there have been several hundred bios about John Adams, but David McCullough won the Pulitzer Prize for his work.
Did you ever look at a textbook that has an interesting theme but repeats itself so often that you want to toss it through the room? Much too many accounts should be an article or diary. Non-fiction is very hard. Ryan Holiday says that it takes years to think, research and organize a non-fiction textbook that is selling well and is effective long after its inception.
They are the kind of tough work most emerging authors don't want to do. Thus many folks believe that a novel begins with a bolt of lightning and ends with happiness to the end, but the reality is that almost all of them are scheduled and scheduled. It will make everything you write better, you will have fewer misstarts, and you will need less and less of your own to do.
I' m always rewriting them. You' re looking at my sketch and it's like a real picture. You really get the picture, even if it's thick. Not only is this tricky and timeconsuming, but also eliminates some of the romance that humans have about the crafts of typing. They are important, because if you're not paying attention, you find yourself on page 85 with a set of personalities who can''t go anywhere, the penchant to paint themselves into a nook.
It' a novel. Proofreading, this is the first outline of a work. So, the next you or someone you know says to compose a script, keep this whole brain. Cause it'?s very hard to make a script, even a crappy script. Besides his own website, his work has been published on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron and many others.