Writing Misconceptions

Misconception #1: It’s easy to write a book
Well, um, not for most people. It takes much application of effort to complete a manuscript, article, e-book, or report. What does “application of effort” mean? Daily or regular pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.

And sometimes on days where it’s difficult to get started, check out these fast writing, flash writing tips.

Misconception #2: It’s easy to get published
Again, if that were the case many more people could and would do it. Even e-books, which cut out many of the gate keepers, still leave you facing the technological and logistical choices, decisions, and actions, and the time or money to get it published on the internet.

More information on the steps to take to write an e-book, check out my 1-hour audio recording and companion handout.

Misconception #3: It’s easy to make a lot of money from the sale of your book or e-book
Easy? No. Possible? Yes, with you guessed it, hard work, luck, and the investment of time or money or both.

A key factor in improving your sales is to offer something many people want or need.

In the book publishing world, and with e-books, you need to let your readers know what you have to offer and invite them to sample your wares, in offering them a sample chapter, the table of contents, or sample section. In short, one of the many marketing techniques used to getting the word out about your book.

While writing, publishing and selling your book or e-book may not be easy or effortless, all three of these steps can be accomplished. Just know that you will need to put in time, effort, and often funds to realize your dream of putting your passion into print or the internet.

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