Almost every email I open these days, someone has found the SOLUTION to selling on Kindle. I love Kindle and appreciate the offers, and although I know selling books on Kindle is a micro-ism of making money in the future, the reality is that you can’t sell a book until you’ve written one.
There are a few ideas about writing books that you might want to look over before you get started.
Writing voice -
First or third person? Past or present style? Time frame of story? How many days are you writing about?
Where does your story take place? Do you know this place well? Is it a place you recognize? Can you describe this location completely and fully – for yourself, if not your audience?
Most books are about a series of events happening to specific people. Other people are involved, but not main players. These others may or may not be mentioned by name. Etch out each event in a single sentence including the people involved and action taken.
Hooks and trails -
Your reader should be able to follow along the story trail with planned and plotted stages of reading. Relax your reader as you lead them along the trail, and bring them to the edge of their chair as you drop them with a hook – right off the edge of a cliff. (But don’t let them hit the ground! Think of your next sentence as the bungee cord springing them back up to the next trail.
Title and climax -
What does the title have to do with the climax of your story? Maybe nothing, maybe everything. The reality of your story is that your reader will buy the book because of the title and what is available on the outside of the book. Your title should say something of value about what is inside your book, and your climactic point of venture should complete the promise made in the title. Share the results with your reader inside the book.
The purpose of writing is to draw the reader inside and give them answers. Whether you’re writing fiction, real-life studies, how to, or even self help, you want to give the reader what you promise. Then, and only then, will the reader come back to buy your next book or your coaching program, or whatever it is you’re marketing next. Repeat investors are the whole purpose of your goal.
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