Ron’s Tuesday’s Tip: Successful Writing is not a Hobby

I knew nothing about writing other than I wanted to write books, novels in particular. My first step in my journey actually took place as a child. I liked to daydream and I had a good imagination. I would adopt characters from television and I would become that character, then I would fight the bad guys. I was a hero both on Earth and in outer space. But transitioning to a teenager I started writing my stories.

Ron’s Tuesday Tip: Do I Need An Agent?

Discover your genre or genres, learn their characteristics, and search for agents in that genre. No matter what, I think you should consider it. But you should explore the world of agents. You might find one you like.

Ron’s Tuesday’s Tip: The Importance of the Review Copy

Let’s use your imagination for a
moment. You’ve written your book whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. You’ve taken advantage of built-in spelling and grammar checkers; you’ve spent hours
check your book and now have an error free book. You submit your book to KDP and it passes all their tests and is published. You get your copy of the
published work and decide to read it. As you read your book errors start popping up.
“Oh no!” you cry!
Your published work has errors!

How to Get a Publisher

before you make that decision you will want to search the internet and discover who and what these publishers are. Even more important, is to decide the overall direction you want to go.

The Writing Game

In the game of writing you control the game. You have little control over sales, but you have great control over the writing and publishing of your book. And there are ways and means of marketing your book available. If you have all the talent in the world and all the skills but never seize the opportunity you are guaranteeing failure. Permanent failure. On the other hand you have unlimited opportunity available to you every day!