YES, Writing a Book IS Possible for YOU
and it Doesn’t Have to Take Years, or Cost a Fortune
Are you an aspiring author with a best-seller in your soul?
Have you been put off by the monumental effort it takes to put a book together – or by the fear of rejection from publishing houses?
What if your book is just not good enough?
Now you don’t have to harbor those fears, because Editor’s Guide to Writing a Book on a Shoestring Budget will show you exactly how to navigate the process of turning your blank page into a published book.
Hello & Welcome
I’m Lizette, executive editor and Editing Queen.
In my years as an editor, I have written a few books, and I have edited even more. Time and time again, I have witnessed the challenges authors (especially first-timers) face in getting going with their drafts, crafting believable characters and creating fascinating story lines.
Some authors have brilliant plots, but they struggle to create coherent dialogue. Others have challenges in creating flow, because they did not start with a proper outline.
My experience has led me to the inspiration for this book.
Having studied some of the world’s best authors (in my humble opinion) and attending a course by the phenomenal James Patterson, along with my creative writing certification and other on-the-job training, has led to the culmination of this book. The inspiration was YOU, my potential author. I wanted to create a simple, easy-to-read and most importantly, an AFFORDABLE tool that would give you:
- no-nonsense step-by-step instruction
- simple action steps that you could implement right away
- resources you could use
- tools that won’t cost you a fortune
- and support.
Editor’s Guide to Writing a Book on a Shoestring Budget is just that. It is a simple, easy-to-read e-book that you can read and turn back to throughout the process. Most importantly, by implementing the suggestions, you will be able to save effort and editing costs.
Keep on reading to find out if Editor’s Guide to Writing a Book on a Shoestring Budget is worth the investment (It costs less than a cup of coffee!).
In order to save your time, I will first guide you through the process of deciding whether you really have a book inside of you. If you don’t, no worries – at least you don’t have to think about it anymore. But if you do want to write your book, you will:
- Work through a 3-step process to banish procrastination (‘writers block’) forever.
- Learn the difference between a story and a plot and how you can turn your story into a powerful plot.
- Discover the 4 habits of successful authors, what makes them tick, and how they succeed.
- Find out about the 10 tools of the trade. Clue: You probably have 90% of the tools at hand already!
- Learn how to create a plot outline, so that you can work systematically and stay on track.
- Dig into what makes for believable characters with whom your readers will form deep connections.
- Fine-tune your research skills, with a simple list of the best places to find accurate facts, whether it’s for fiction or nonfiction.
But that’s only Part 1 of Editor’s Guide to Writing a Book on a Shoestring Budget
This 2-Part Guide covers everything you need to go from blank page to edit-ready manuscript.
Part 2 will show you how you can save money on editing costs, by minimizing the work required. (I must be crazy to be telling you this!)
In this part, I will teach you:
- How to craft a powerful opening line (and apply power words throughout your book).
- How to write in a style that will have your readers on the edge of their seats.
- The rules of GRAMMAR. Punctuation, dialogue, and more as it is used in modern manuscripts.
The One Mistake 80% of Authors Make
Sentence structure matters for many reasons, but mainly because your placement of modifiers can influence the meaning of your sentence. Modifiers are describing words or phrases, and used in the wrong place, it can cause confusion.
Read Chapter 9 to learn how to properly apply modifiers to ensure you get your meaning across in every sentence.
Do you know how to write effective dialogue? HINT: It’s NOT how your high school English teacher taught you!
I’ll share with you 10 rules to help give your characters a distinctive voice. PLUS: I will show you how to correctly punctuate your dialogue.
Most of us know that Americans drop the second ‘o’ in the British ‘colour’ and that what we call ‘boot’ in South Africa, is a ‘trunk’ in America. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Also in Chapter 9, I will provide useful tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls that come with catering to a global audience and the many different uses of English around the world.
But that’s not all. You will learn how to select a title, how to go about cover design, and writing a back page.
As you can see, I’ve put a lot of experience and effort into this work, and I’m making it available at a very affordable price to give you the competitive edge. You have nothing to lose. Grab your copy today at this affordable introductory price while stocks last.