Top Tips for New Writers

Top Tips for New Writers, guest post by Emma Dean

Writing a book is not the hardest part of this job. If you’re writing a book you’re doing it because you love it, and you love telling a story. It’s everything else that you suddenly have to do that’s going to wear on you and make this business of selling books seem so daunting.

Top Tips for New Writers, guest post by Emma Dean
Should you pay for editing? I firmly believe yes, but I also think you could publish your first book yourself and maybe just have someone proofread it, or get some people who are willing to read it for just the copy alone. It’s all about working within your budget and remembering that we are allowed to go back and fix it if we have the money too. I’m doing a relaunch with one of my series right now under a different name and it’s because I have the money too after that series sold.

Fancy covers? Not before you do some research and see what your genre wants and needs. These are just the two main things as well. I don’t have the space to get into the insane amount of details like suddenly you have to be accountant, business manager, marketing department, web designer, and social media manager. But don’t give up, because if this is what you want then I firmly believe you should fight for it.

Then last but not least, there is a luck factor. You can do everything wrong and still succeed. You can do everything right and still fail. The only thing you can control is what’s on your end. Keep writing, keep learning, keep putting books out there, and keep reading. Your chances will be higher the more books you have out and I firmly believe we can learn the rest.

If I could go back and tell myself one thing though – I’d probably tell myself not to waste my time with doing my own covers. I tried that first because I was broke, but I was really, really bad at it. Could probably have been worse, but to me – covers are the first thing someone sees. If you’re going to spend money on anything, let it be a good cover.

Believe in yourself.

Top Tips for New Writers, guest post by Emma Dean
Emma Dean lives and works in California with her husband and son. She loves romance but needed something different so Draga Court was born. With too many stories to write the schedule has been filled through 2018.

When she’s not writing she’s reading, or spending time with her family.
With publishing now at least she has an excuse for not folding the laundry ;)


Top Tips for New Writers, guest post by Emma Dean


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