A Little Bit of Advice

A Little Bit of Advice

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Before you get too settled into writing your best seller, there are a lot of things you might need to know; a lot of things I wish I'd known before I started writing Day Two Dawns.

In this Friday blog I'll be sharing hints, tips, experiences and anecdotes. Hopefully, as you read, you'll become more prepared for the work ahead of you.

The Fairy Tale...

Before you start...Posted by Judageddon Mon, January 26, 2015 15:08:17

Hello Writer

Sit back, relax and enjoy this story...

Once upon a time, a creative, imaginative and resourceful individual realised that they had what it would take to make a living writing their own fiction novels.

Uninterrupted, they had their first draft complete within just a few months. All of their friends and family committed their time to proof reading what they described as a faultless masterpiece. With no need for further editing or spell checking, the book was ready to go.

Self publishing was easy. It was literally as simple as sending an email, and the book was in the online stores within an hour.

From then on there was no looking back. On the first day, ten people downloaded the book. On the second day one hundred people downloaded it and the five star reviews were pouring in. On day three there were thousands of downloads and the phone was ringing off the hook with calls from mainstream publishers and agents, all offering millions of pounds for a signature on a contract. Then there was the film to discuss... and they all lived happily ever after.

That was a lovely story, wasn't it? It's how I expected events would play out, back when I first started writing for self publication, but it is just a story.

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Thank you for reading and keep writing.


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