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

   5. Story, Plot, and Hook

   6. Story Structure

   7. Active Versus Passive Voice

   8. Show, Don’t Tell

   9. Conflict, Crisis, Drama, and Tension

  10. Narrative Exposition

  11. Moving the Story Forward

  12. Descriptive Writing

  13. Setting, Tone, and Mood

  14. Body Language

  15. Dialogue

  16. Scene Development

  17. Transitions

  18. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Clichés

  19. Theme

 

Part 3: The Final Stretch

 

  20. Budget

  21. Editors

  22. The Publishing Process

  23. Book Titles, Covers, and Innards

  24. Elevator Speeches, Blurbs, and Synopses

  25. Reviews, Assessments, and Testimonials

 

Part 4: Marketing and Promotion

 

  26. Fundamentals of Book Marketing

  27. The Book Launch

  28. Marketing Plan

  29. Websites and Blogs

  30. Amazon, Goodreads, and Social Media

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

  32. Discounts, Freebies, and Promotional Items

  33. Contests and Awards

  34. Brand and Platform

  35. Paid Advertising

  36. 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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