Write a Book and Publish itWriting and publishing a book
Do not submit a first draft!
I would like to take this occasion to give some of the insight I have acquired in the five years that I have been publishing these book. I can give you the most important tip NOT in a first proposal! It is very enticing to enter the words "THE END", then store the files and send them by e-mail to the publishing house and sunbathe in the splendour of perfection.
I' d guess 80 per cent of the textbooks I work on are first sketches. It is your own fault to go through the book and make sure it is your best script. "Reread your book as if it had been written by someone else as if you were seeing it for the first of all.
By apologizing to Bill Gates in anticipation, I am offering the following advice: Writers sometimes depend on Word for spelling and grammatical checking; they are not trustworthy. It doesn't know your intention and often fixes things that are already right and disregards things that are not. What about the spelling check? If you write a book, always remember that you know more than your readers.
It is particularly important when it comes to literature. As you may know, your character, Charlie, still bears the scar of misuse in the hand of his indifferent mom, but if you don't agree with your readership, they won't know. That doesn't necessarily mean that you have to write: "Charlie still bore the scar of misuse in the hand of his indifferent mum.
Humans write their textbooks for various purposes. A lot of my writing desks have been crisscrossed by many of my works, writing with the only purpose of embarrassing and embarrassing persons (or organizations) who have injured the writer in any way. I beg you on my bent knees - if the motif of your book is vengeance, please consider it.
We have all been injured in our lives, but the publication of this "Tell-all" opens up to you the accusation of slander, a serious crime - and, ironically, a opportunity for the person who injured you to injure you again. One of my collegiate writers, Robert Hellenga (who has written some very good books himself), gave his writers some very good advice:
He once told a tale and realized in his head that it was vital for a house fly to be a part of history as a testimony of this. When he was writing and rewriting, it became increasingly difficult to make the bow tie part of the scenery, but he was so much too wedded to the notion of the bow tie that he almost destroyed the history to keep it there.
Like you can't boil when you're not eating, you can't write when you're not reading. Browse many rare and interesting novels, especially in the kind you write. Finally, I would advise you not to do your own work. After I finished my novel French Quarter, I gave it to another journalist for proofreading.
An odd option, you say, from an accomplished bookreader? As I was so acquainted with the book, I didn't want to be convinced that what I was expecting was what I actually saw. but she gave me a great deal to think about.
Have fun while you write your book. Commemorate your speech; in your letter it is not only the car that takes you to your goal, but also the landscape you meet on the way.