Seven Tips From Experienced Authors

“The greatest rules of dramatic writing are conflict, conflict, conflict.” ~ James Frey

Your story should be vivid, theatrical, stirring, gripping, full of tension, shocking, while astonishing the reader. In order for that to occur, you need to start your book with conflict.

“Successful authors find ways to build trust with their readers.” ~ Untraditional Publishing

You are going to hear more about relationship building with readers. It means to spend less time and money on advertising, marketing, and public relations. The author needs to spend more time getting to know the reader. This process has launched authors that have been unable to breakthrough the traditional ways of publishing.

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” ~ Leo Rosten

In the twenty years I’ve been an author, I said the words, “I quit,” only once. To this day, I regret saying it. If you were born to be an author, then you really do not have much of a choice.

“The first chapter sells the book. The last chapter sells the next book.” ~ Mickey Spillane

Grip the reader. Hold the reader. Never let go of the reader. Your book should read like it’s going a hundred miles per hour.

“The books of tomorrow are concealed somewhere amongst unpublished manuscripts.” ~ Philip Unwin

Every bestselling author started with an unpublished manuscript. It is amazing to think about all those books in computers and laptops, waiting to be shown to the world. I’m looking forward to reading them.

“There should be at least one outfit that you can put on, which transforms your mind and emotions into Author Mode.” ~ Untraditional Publishing

Save an outfit for your events, book signings, and speaking engagements. Every time you put on that outfit, your confidence should be unshakable.

“Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.” ~ Jules Renard

For literary agents and traditional publishers, authors need to adapt to their rules, which is understandable, since authors want to be part of their business. Authors also need to deal with a variety of reviewers, readers, and those with strong opinions on how a book should be written.

 Just remember that talent overrides all…

Ron Knight 

 

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Untraditional Publishing has over a thousand tips for improving your writing, marketing, and book sales. The first 20 pages are posted for authors to start building their confidence. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92130

 

Ron Knight

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