The only thing more rewarding than creating great content for your audience is marketing it. And the best way to market your content is by writing more of it. So how do you go about creating more books? You start by identifying what type of book you want to write. Do you want to publish short stories, full-length novels, or a combination of the two? How long do you want each individual chapter to be? What are your characters’ names? Are there any specific themes that you want to explore with every single book in the series? These are just some of the questions that will help determine which genre is right for you. The answers to these questions will also inform what kind of style and voice works best for your story. Once you’ve answered these questions, it’s time to begin developing your characters, plot, and world so that when the time comes for them to appear in future books, readers won’t be confused or upset at the different appearance or backstory.
Define Your Audience and Write for Them
Define who your audience is at first. This is the person or people you want to write for. There are many different types of audiences out there, so it’s important to know what type of book appeals to you the most. There are sufficiently of ways to go about this. One idea is to use social media. If you’re an author who loves to write, why not connect with your target audience on Facebook and ask them what type of book they like to read? You might even start creating a profile based on this and add books that appeal to your interests.
Find the Books That Interest You
Once you’ve determined who your audience is, it’s time to find the books that interest them. What are some of the key books that people are interested in right now? Books about relationships, about famous people, about animals, etc. Once you’ve found a few books that seem to be trending, it’s time to head to the local library and check out a few of the books in the stacks. You might notice that there are a lot of books about relationships. Why not write a romance novel about a strong, independent woman who falls in love with a serial killer? Different books have different markets and what appeals to one person might not appeal to another. Even though there are many similarities between the two female leads, you need to keep in mind that one is a fictional character while the other is a real person.
Write the Book that You Want to Read
Once you’ve chosen the books that interest you, it’s time to pick out the one that you want to write. This is the easy part. All you have to do is pick out a book and start reading it. If you like what you’re reading, go ahead and pick out another book and read it. If you don’t like what you’re reading, return it to the library and pick out another book. This is the best way to find out what books are good for you and what books aren’t worth your time.
Choose a Writing Style
After you’ve chosen the book that you want to write, it’s time to choose a writing style that works best for that particular book. The easiest way to do this is to read the book through twice. First, read the book straight through, paying particular attention to any symbolism or metaphors that the author is using. Then, read it again, this time paying particular attention to any ‘voice’ that you feel the author is using. Once you’ve selected a style, stick to that style when writing future books. We all have different writing styles, and sticking to one book doesn’t mean you have to stop being yourself and expressing yourself freely.
Create a World
Once you’ve chosen a style, it’s time to create a world. You can create this part out of your head or write it in the cloud. The choice is yours. However you decide to create your world, make it real and lifelike. Make sure there are streets and houses, schools and trees, rivers and hills. Make the world feel like a real place to the reader and make it easy for them to get involved in your story.
Once you’ve selected the type of book you want to write and the style that works best for that book, it’s time to begin developing your characters, plot, and world so that when the time comes for them to appear in future books, readers won’t be confused or upset at the different appearance or backstory.
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