How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel

by Florence Osmund

 

Table of Contents

 

Preface

Introduction

 

Part 1: Before You Start Writing

 

  1. So, You’re Thinking about Writing a Book

  2. Story Structure

  3. Character Development

  4. Point of View and Narrative Tense

 

Part 2: Writing Tips

  1. Story, Plot, and Hook

  2. Story Structure

  3. Active Versus Passive Voice

  4. Show, Don’t Tell

  5. Conflict, Crisis, Drama, and Tension

  6. Narrative Exposition

  7. Moving the Story Forward

  8. Descriptive Writing

  9. Setting, Tone, and Mood

  10. Body Language

  11. Dialogue

  12. Scene Development

  13. Transitions

  14. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Clichés

  15. Theme

 

Part 3: The Final Stretch

 

  1. Budget

  2. Editors

  3. The Publishing Process

  4. Book Titles, Covers, and Innards

  5. Elevator Speeches, Blurbs, and Synopses

  6. Reviews, Assessments, and Testimonials

 

Part 4: Marketing and Promotion

 

  1. Fundamentals of Book Marketing

  2. The Book Launch

  3. Marketing Plan

  4. Websites and Blogs

  5. Amazon, Goodreads, and Social Media

  6. Online, Press, and Face-To-Face Exposure

  7. Discounts, Freebies, and Promotional Items

  8. Contests and Awards

  9. Brand and Platform

  10. Paid Advertising

  11. Distribution and Sales

 

Part 5: Conclusion

 

Additional Resources

 

Appendix A: Things to Do Before, During, and After the Writing of Your Book Checklist

 

Appendix B: Self-Editing Checklist

 

About the Author

 

Index

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