After the Fall Writing Challenge, we have a completed manuscript. What happens next?
1st, January 1 falls outside the parameters by offering a freebie.
Dark Fae care nothing for human wants and desires. Sharp-clawed monsters view humans as prey. How can the mentor Lilias build noblesse oblige in an insouciant Fae?
Story Start @ 1:35
January 5 Resolve to Be a Writer
- Set Priorities 1:25
- The Writing Life 2:15
- Writing Resolutions 2:40
- Writing Goals ~ 6 Stages of Writing 3:38
- Writing Biz Goals 7:00
- Promo Goals 8:45
- Project Schedule onto the Calendar 10:00
- SMART Goals 11:10
- Next Up 13:10
- Inspiration / Pearl Buck 13:28
January 12 Revision Is a Process
- Revision ~ the Next Project Goal 1:28
- Is the Manuscript Complete? 2:14
- The Goal of Revision 3:57
- Objective Distance 4:55
- 1st Step 7:15
- 2nd Step 8:12
- 3rd Step 10:17
- 4th Step 13:31
- Examples of Strong Voice 17:00
- Coming Next 17:44
- Inspiration for the Week / Bernard Malamud 18:40
- Dean Koontz Velocity
- Martha Wells Murderbot
- Patricia Briggs The Hob's Bargain
- T. Kingfisher A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking
- Lindsey Buroker The Emperor's Edge
- Meljean Brooks Frozen (no, it's not the Disney film)
Edit and Correct are harsh-sounding words that can strike fear in writers. They think, “I know nothing about grammar. I can’t edit. Let me hire someone.” And I retort, “Yes, but not yet.”
What do I mean by “not yet”? Why am I implying that we can do most of the editing and correction ourselves? Because we can. Be Brave and Try.
- 2:25 You are in Control
- 3:35 Proofreaders & Line Editors
- 5:20 Objective Distance / 1st Editing Round = Full Speed Ahead.
- 6:12 2nd Editing Round = Segment the MS
- 6:45 3rd Editing Round = Reverse Engines
- 7:15 4th Editing Round = Full Steam Ahead w/ Many Eyes & Real-Life Awkward Example from a Seminar (Names not given, a few details changed to protect the innocent, main details untouched)
- 11:17 Can’t Afford a Proofreader?
- 13:39 Next Week
- 14:00 Inspiration / Elinor Fuchs
We have the MS finished. We’ve revised. Our first readers cry and gush over our story. They think it’s great. We’ve received the cover from the professional designer, and it’s glorious: it captures the reader’s imagination and the story and the genre.
We are ready to publish.
It’s a simple matter of clicking a few buttons, right?
We have business details to gather. We have to format the MS. Then we can publish and plan our promotions.
- 2:25 Introduction
- 2:35 Business Details ~ Blurb (long info) / Tax ID / ISBN / Copyright
- 9:52 Formatting ~ headings / table of contents / front matter / back matter
- 11:50 Publishing on KDP and D2D ~ Metadata / Content / Previewer / Pricing
- 13:37 Promotions ~ Media presence / types of posts / Ads and ROI / Launch
- 16:30 Think Outside the Box.
- 17:32 Next Week
- 17:45 Inspiration / Isabelle Allende
Resources for this Episode
Fiction Sales Copy from Dean Wesley Smith
Kindle Book Description Tool from Kindlepreneur
Internal Revenue Service / Tax Identification Number
Bowker / ISBN
Copyright / US Copyright Office
Amazon Key Word Descriptors :: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201298500