Writing Fiction isn’t very hard – if you throw out 95% of what you’ve been taught is true.
Academics and those who earn their income marketing how-to books and courses, as well as freelance editors, proofreaders, and cover designers all have a vested interest in making it seem that writing and publishing is very difficult.
It’s just not true at all.
Yes, there is a lot of hard work to it. And it’s not something you can learn overnight. And you have to keep studying and practicing your craft to get any good at it – just as musicians and athletes practice daily.
But you can publish your first book on Amazon in a half hour from now. It’s that simple. (Of course you can use a pen name to avoid being embarassed later.)
The point is that writing and publishing is simple, and inexpensive.
Here’s the secret: Write short and narrow, publish long and wide.
Write short stories for a specific sub-genre you like to read.
Publish long in advance (pre-schedule) and wide to every possible outlet – including free ones like Wattpad and Medium.
Including setting up all the accounts, you can publish everywhere on the globe in an afternoon. For no cost, except your time.
This book is a compilation of the blog posts I wrote and published while I was busy doing a test of everything I’d rounded up and studied about writing and publishing fiction.
And it’s a very raw, passionate description of exactly what I found works – as I was testing it.
So it’s more an adventure that starts from having no published fiction and ends up with have well over a hundred books published. Step by step, blow by blow.
To test what I’d found and bring it all to you.
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