Today’s Writing Tips are for Inspiration and Organization!

{ It’s time! Bring Out The Book in You! }

Remember a few things first:

1) Give some thought to plot.

2) Complete a first draft.

3) Be prepared to revise.

4) Get feedback.

5) Put it aside.

Who is your favorite writer? Read their work. You certainly won’t copy them, but just reading their work will sometimes serve as inspiration for you. Like an artist sometimes views many pictures before they finally begin to draw.

Take a walk – a real walk. Is there a park nearby, or a lake? Go somewhere where you can actually be in nature and enjoy the simple beauty. Make SURE to bring your pad and pen! (Always!)

Now, when you feel as if you are getting a bit more inspired, then begin thinking of your plot. Start free writing. Just write what comes to mind and do NOT worry about editing right now. Next, make your first draft and be prepared to revise because you will revise and probably revise more than twice! Always get feedback from an objective person. Mom may not work too well. Finally, put it aside. Yes, simply walk off from your masterpiece in work for an entire day. Make sure when you go to bed at night you have the pad and pen handy! You may need it!

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Creative Writing Tips and Self-Publishing

We’ve said it before and we now say it again – You are only words away from seeing your dream become a reality. If you’re one of our faithful fans, you may notice on our Facebook page how often we say, “Start writing!” Well, we say that because it’s true. So many people have much to say, and their story could turn into a high selling literary work! But…if you don’t start, you won’t finish. And if you don’t finish, you won’t see your creation in book form – which is life! Your living book will remain forever in your mind and not a soul will know about the words that you so desperately want to share. With that said, let’s talk about creative writing and how InstantPublisher can help make your dream a reality and bring your book to life!

Self-Publishing is one of the most, if not the most, popular and effective ways to successfully publish today. InstantPublisher was created to make it easy for the new or even established author, to create their work in the comfort of their own home and submit it electronically to be printed and published – and become fully ready for marketing and hitting those book shelves! (You are in control of your money too – all of it!)

Let’s begin at ground zero – where the mind is full and ready to go full-steam forward, yet the hand has not quite caught up because no writing has started! So, let’s talk creative writing tips and help you get started with your special project! It’s time! No more procrastinating or thinking that you cannot write a book – because you can write a book!

1) Start Writing!

Many established authors will tell you that one of the ways they tend to write best is to just write. In fact, a large majority will tell you that they do not edit as they go, but write in free form and go back and edit later, so as not to interrupt the creativity that is flowing! An experienced writer will also tell you – Some of the best ideas come at the most inopportune times, so keep recorder and/or pen and paper handy. If you get a great idea at 3:00a.m. and need to begin writing, most likely you will not want to stop your flow and edit here and there. No worries! You will always have a chance to edit, edit, edit – later.

2) Let the Words Flow!

Let the words flow and worry about details later. But, no matter what kind of editor you are, make sure of one thing – NEVER allow a story to contain misspelled words or incorrect grammar. The main thing to remember when writing is to let it flow. Then, when you are ready to consider editing, start simple. Begin with getting rid of the “fluff.” Fluff is unneeded words or characters that really have no compelling impact within the story and scenes that, if left out, would never be missed.

3) Editing!

Regarding editing again – keep in mind that even the most famous of authors write several drafts before they are completely satisfied. Take your time. Notice the words, take your time – not, take your lifetime! Yes, you do want to see your story in book form before you leave the planet! And InstantPublisher would too! So, hang in there!

If you know anything about method acting, you may be familiar with the methods of Stanislavsky or Lee Strasberg. The art of method acting draws upon personal, real life situations and then applying those emotions experienced into a script. So, when the actor speaks – he is speaking from real emotion, unlike character acting, which is essentially, “acting.” Point is this: When it comes to creative writing and reviewing the plethora of creative writing tips out there – consider this: Think, think, and think. What does this mean? It means, bury yourself as best you can. Seclude yourself as best you can and begin to delve far into the past as you develop your novel. What is your plot? What is the main theme? What is the conflict and resolution within your story? You probably have answers to all of these questions, but when it comes to actually writing your story – you will have to reflect. Again, you will have to reflect. This may mean digging deep into the far recesses of your mind where you remember things that perhaps might not be so pleasurable – or, could be extremely pleasurable! It’s okay though. You can do it. In fact, many writers and actors will tell you that it is and can be quite therapeutic. It’s referred to as “release.” By allowing yourself – giving yourself permission – to revisit particular events in your life – you not only have a chance to possibly come up with healthy resolutions, but, at the same time, you will grasp that old feeling and raw emotion again. And THAT is the precise moment in which you need to begin to WRITE, WRITE, WRITE. DO NOT worry about editing right now. Just write. Allow your creativity to flow.

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Book Publishing Made Easy… Self Publish!

My manuscript had been done for at least 6-months. It was time to shop for a book publisher. At first, I really thought I would get an agent and hit the big time. After all, my book was and is the best in the world, or so I thought anyway! I learned, however, that no matter how great a book is, getting an agent and waiting to hook up with a giant publishing house is not easy and not fast and frankly can be a nightmare. And bottom line – it may never happen. I chose not to wait! I wanted to see my book in print and on the shelves! I knew it could make money! I had confidence and was willing to invest. I had already invested my heart, emotion and time and it was time to invest money I had budgeted for book publishing. I figured out that self publishing is the way to go!

Visit this book publisher!

Trust me, there are a plethora of self publishers out there, but I found one that really sparked my interest – InstantPublisher.com. They appeared to me to be one of the best book publishing companies out of all of them. I’m going to share what I found out so you fellow authors out there won’t have to go through the torturous “search and wait” that I did!

First of all, with Instant Publisher you can invest a little or a lot. It all depends on your personal budget and also what your desire is as far as “testing the market.” For example, you may have a fantastic manuscript yet you are not sure how you want to begin as far as getting your book out on the retail shelves, so you might want to publish a couple of hundred books first to test the water – see how they sell – then go back and print more. That’s what I did.

For me, I also knew I wanted to be in control and with this self publishing company you, the author, are in total control! Self publishing is the way to go and I’ll tell you a few reasons why. As I said, number one – control. With Instant Publisher you can self publish your book and print as little as 25 copies to begin with. They will print and publish your book, give you an ISBN number, and have your book completely set up and ready for retail shelves or Internet sales. They also have live customer support which I found invaluable! I couldn’t find another book publishing company that offered full-time customer support.

I made the decision to print 300 books to start with. Since then, I’ve had 500 more printed. My sales have been fantastic! And with Instant Publisher, you get nothing less than the best professionally bound bookstore quality book! I even received help with my cover design. I had so many choices and options with Instant Publisher!

Additionally, I found their Web site extremely helpful. It’s an easy read, easy to navigate through and they even offer writing tips! They have a wealth of invaluable information on the Web site that provided me with answers to almost every question I had in my head! Again, it’s an awesome site! I think I visited their Web site almost every day as I was finishing up my manuscript. It was toward the wrap-up of my manuscript that I began to look at book publishing options and that’s when I found Instant Publisher.

Finally, my book has made it into the hands of so many people – I can’t even count. I’ve received great reviews from readers and even personal e mails telling me how much reading my book helped a person. Not only do I feel professionally successful, but proud and thankful that I’ve been able to help other people by telling my story. And yes, I have made money! In fact, I am now about to have another 500 books printed!

I advise any new or established author to use Instant Publisher as their book publisher. Visit their Web site and also see them on Facebook! As Instant Publisher often says, “You can write a book!” And so it goes with Instant Publisher – “Good luck, and start writing!”

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