Practical Guide to Writing & Publishing a Novel
The Keep It Simple and Successful (K.I.S.S.) Way
Helping You to Write a Novel, Overcome Writer’s Block and Publish Your Book
If you’re like I was a few short years ago and want to write a novel and get it published, you probably have spent, or are spending, a lot of time and energy reading books on writing and publishing. Do you really want to spend that time and energy reading, or would you rather spend it actually writing the novel and making sure the book gets published? Want a very short guide with quick, easy, practical and common sense tips for writers?
New yet already acclaimed as one of the most practical, down to earth and succinct resources for writers, KISS: The Keep It Simple and Successful Way to Easily, Inexpensively and Finally – Write Your Novel, offers nuts and bolts tips for writing and publishing fiction that seem to have slipped through the cracks of most other books on writing a novel. Not a come-on for other books, this is a short, inexpensive treatise that includes detail after detail which will enable you to start your book, write your book, punctuate your book, edit your book, and publish your book, using specific and included sources in a way no other guide book does.
If you’re looking for a book to help you develop characters, write dialogue, formulate your plot or outline your story, this is not it. If you want help overcoming writer’s block or other obstacles authors run into when considering how to start writing a novel, continuing the writing process without anxiety, practical and effective tips to keep on track to finish the book, and ways to improve your writing along the way – and you want it in as succinct a package as possible, this is the book (booklet, actually) for you. If you’re writing your first book, the advice here is pure gold.
But more than covering tips for writing a book or how to become a novelist, KISS answers the question “Now that I’ve written a novel, how do I get it published?”
Based on his own extensive research and experience with his first and second novels, Richard Wren provides you with tips on getting published and resources to get you through the process of publishing your novel. He addresses questions and issues such as:
Where do I get my book published?
• What’s the difference between self-publishing and going through a publishing company?
• How much or how little will it cost to self-publish or go through an internet-based publisher (i.e. CreateSpace)?
• How do I choose a publisher who helps authors print on demand or otherwise do self-publishing?
• Are there publishing companies that take advantage of new authors, and if so, how do I avoid them?
• How to get an e-book published
• What resources are there for new and established writers to help them in the publishing process?
Wren’s KISS guide provides answers to those writing and publishing questions and actual citation to websites that can help guide you through publishing a novel (or publishing a nonfiction book for that matter) as well as help you choose which publishing service works the best, and what to avoid.
This guide has been adopted by a university graduate level publishing course for use as required reading.
Read on for a bit of background from the author on his KISS Way and listen to a brief interview with Richard Wren about his guide.
Richard L. Wren discusses his author’s guide K.I.S.S.:
At age 82 I started writing my first novel. Three Years later it was done – and published in 2011. Now at 86, I’ve finished my second, and am well into writing my third novel. My first book is available as both an e-book and a paperback through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at your favorite book store. Watch for my second novel in June, 2012.
How did I do my second and third books so quickly? I ignored a lot of conventional advice and developed my own faster and much more effective method of writing a novel, and a cheap and convenient way of publishing. Finally, I common-sensed my own plan. It worked. In 6 months, I have written, edited, proof-read and published my second book, on my own. I became my own publisher (Poor Richard Publishers), though I worked through a wonderful publishing service (CreateSpace). My plan is down to earth, gritty, effective and specific. I even give you a specific beginning for your first chapter if “first pageitis” is your problem.
I distilled what I learned and developed down into my practical tip-based booklet, which I’m proud to say was recently accepted for use at university level writing and publishing courses.
My plan to help you write and publish a novel is now available in hard-copy booklet or as a download, which you can order by clicking the Purchase KISS button below.