I am a new author, starting a second career. I have dreamed of writing books since I was ten years old. I never got this far in my dream. Here I am though plucking along toward my goal. There is so much to learn, so much to do. I use to think writing a book was simple. It is anything but that. It is a lot of hard work. You really need to love what you do if you want to be an author. I have the story Eversoul down now I am bringing greater focus to the story. I am cleaning up mistakes and clarifying the overall picture. So I can present the best reading experience. I am still collecting Beta readers who want to read a great fantasy story and get a free ebook when it is published. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have written long stories, then you might have ran into some of the issues I have. I cannot fully outline a book like some do. I have to allow my characters the room to become who they are. Discovery writing is a process that allows the characters to affect much of the flow of a story. I had and idea for Eversoul surrounding the concept of secrets. From there I drew a cast of characters that would play on the stage. Then I wrote and looked to see where they would take me. I find their conflicts against each other and themselves. The story grows as they grow.
After the story the work comes: editing, correcting mistakes in descriptions, making the story clear and concise. Sharpening the images, making everything pop and stand out. Beta readers for feed back are a must!
Reversion two is completed. The story is done. Grammar checks, and editing to follow soon. Jack is nearing the day he will be released unto the world. To obtain a free PDF file of the story to participate as a Beta reader, Email email@example.com
Being an INSP author is not easy. I think I said that already? Facebook decided to block sharing from third-party sites and forced anyone who wanted to share their work, or blog on Facebook to create a new page. Not every Author has a website. Many new Authors fail to see the value in an Author’s site. Here I meet other similarly minded people work on the craft of writing. I find out about new trends, publishing do’s and don’t. I find new tools or discover tools new to me. I pass on what I have learned to those who ask. I grow a circle of interest in my story sharing parts of it with others and getting many pointers on what to cut and how to polish my story to be its best.
And we share just how to deal with technology when it changes direction on us.
I was asked about publishing poetry. I had not included that here before, but I have a book of poetry that I published titled Miracles. Miracles is about dealing with my mother’s death. It was also about learning how to publish on Amazon. The poems were written a few years ago, although they still strike the same feelings when I read them today. It was hard to edit the poems and work the manuscript because I had to spend so much time in those feelings again. It has not had the exposure it needs to sell any amount of copies. It was not my intention too. But, it is there and it continues to receive updates, which is one of the things I like best about E-books on Amazon! Whenever I update Miracles, those who have purchased it can get the update for free. At present, the E-book is a $2.99. If you buy the paperback you will still be eligible for a free E-book of Miracles. The paperback copy is $5.25.
Amazon is great if you just want to get published. If you really want to be an Author and write books for your audience it is a place to do that too. When you take on this task, it is not to be taken lightly. You will have to take on responsibility for the entire process. Editing, formatting, cover design, and creation of the story or poetry too. The best part is Amazon’s KDP is free! So if you can put the rest of the process together yourself, it is a place to learn. There is a booklet that tells you how to format the manuscript to comply with Amazon’s format so it appears nice in their Kindle readers. And Fivver.com has a lot of resources to add you as well. Many services are available from editing to creating a cover and much, much more. It is still a task worth undertaking. Go slow, get a website set up, and most important – write! Email me for more information at gary222D@hotmail.com
Jack grew up on a farm in the Catskill Mountains never knowing the truth of his origin until he is swept away to his real family and home on High Earth, On High Earth Jack, is regarded as their savior from the demon spawn that has overrun the kingdom of Elvendale. In a band of mixed races, lead by a black elf Luntar, the secrets of Jack’s life begin to unwrap revealing the lies family and friends have told to keep him safe. But no one knows what the gift is that his mother bestowed on him years ago that is supposed to save everyone. Follow Jack as the truth unravels and he has to choose who and what to believe