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How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel

by Florence Osmund


Table of Contents






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



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