Who Wants to “Write” a Best-Seller? Show of Hands

Posted: October 8, 2011 in Writing
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OOO OOO ME! I DO!

 Since I am down with one of my famous “migraine” attacks, I figured it would be a good night to just research some helpful information for those of us who take our writing seriously. Here are 3 pretty good websites about writing a best-seller.

 The question caught my attention so I had to share:

Who Wants to Write a Best-Seller?

There should be a single, dramatic question to be answered. The question is posed at the beginning (or merely hinted at for the first part of the book) – but it must be answered at the end. This question should run through the whole book and is the framework on which the rest of your story rests. Some suggestions:

  • Will he/she save the world / neighbourhood / heritage listed building / forest … from war / terrorists / greedy developers?
  • Can he/she uncover the mystery of his/her humble beginnings / the whereabouts of the missing treasure / the lost formula
  • Will she get her man?
  • Can he find his true love?

For more visit:  http://www.write101.com/best.htm

 

 This is a great Q&A site for ideas. Here is a sample answer:

A: I find plot ideas just by keeping my eyes open. One day, I saw this blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman walking somewhere, and I started thinking about what her story was and what her problems were. I decided she needed her own book! She turned into the main character in my latest novel.

Read more: Interview With Barbara Taylor Bradford – Tips On How to Write a Novel – Cosmopolitan

 

This guy has some very good insight:

It’s a lot faster and a lot easier than you’ve EVER imagined!
(Especially when you know the secrets I’ll share with you!) 

  • Let the rest of the planet assume that marketing a book is too hard! 
  • Let everyone else think it takes a ton of time, patience, or energy. 
  • Let everyone else think you have to be a Shakespeare or Hemingway to become a #1 best-selling author! 
  • Let them think you have to jump through a bunch of hoops, or spend a fortune, or ‘get lucky’ enough to be on Oprah for your book to hit #1 and for you to become a #1 best-selling author. 

Read more: http://instantbestsellersecrets.com/

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Comments
  1. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  2. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    Great advice & great direction – thanks. Yes, I’d like to write a best seller!

  3. I hear ya! I will try and do research as I have time. This stuff really helps doesn’t it? Good luck to you!

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