Have you finished the first draft of your story, novella or novel? Then you’re ready to continue with our indispensable guide to becoming a Bestselling Author. This time we concentrate on aspects of proofreading and that initial editing process, which are Quite Crucial. They are also surprisingly absent from a number of books nowadays. It may be that the writer was busy that day and had to worm the cat. We don’t know. We do know that “In a whole in the ground their lived, a hobbit.” would not have helped J R R Tolkien’s chances much. Continue reading How to be a Bestselling Author Part 2
So you have a state-of-the-art word processing package. You’ve read every book on the subject. You’ve visited every website that teaches you the tricks of the trade, and you’ve downloaded every bit of software that lays out your chapters and keeps track of your plot-lines. You even have an electric pencil-sharpener and your own shredder. Now all you need is greydogtales, and you’re ready.
As you know, everyone has a book inside them. In the UK, we have a National Health Service and Gastro-enterology Units which deal with this problem regularly. It may cost more elsewhere. If you decide to ‘get it out’, assuming there are no police around, then you will need to plan. Our step-by-step guide will take you through the whole process, and at the end you, yes you, will be a bestselling author!*