Where on earth do you begin?
Don’t panic, for a start. Next, have a look at some of the writing advice guides on the market. These are perfect for any writer, regardless of experience, and particularly for those not able to afford to join a writing centre or courses.
Listed below are some of the books about the writing business that I’ve discovered over the past couple of years, and I continue to dip into these because they’re all written in such a great, no-nonsense way that I expect to have these in my ‘go to’ library for quite some time!
You can click on the images below to access the Amazon pages for these recommendations:
Chuck Sambuchino - Create Your Writer Platform
On the social media side of things, Sambuchino takes you through the basics of such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest, as well as showcasing some of the tricks involved in using these.
In addition, there are heaps of detailed case studies in the book, from authors of all different backgrounds – from fiction, memoir and non-fiction (including cookery, health and education), so there is something for all writers here.
Joanna Penn – Business for Authors: How To Be An Author Entrepreneur
The book is broken down into logical sections and the author conveys the information in such a way that you don’t feel swamped by it all, but are left feeling rather inspired instead – perfect!
If you’re starting out, I think this is a great book to read because once you’ve completed your current project, you’re going to be ahead of the game when it comes to making the most of that opportunity.
Sean Platt, Johnny B Truant and David Wright – Write. Publish. Repeat.
Except it’s more than that, because they drum into you the importance of having writing projects lined up at different stages too. Trust me, Write. Publish. Repeat. is a keeper.
There you go – a clutch of books to help fire you up about your writing this year. Hopefully the above will go some way to help your realise your writing resolutions for 2015 - I’d love to hear from you to know how you’re getting on!
© Rachel Amphlett
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