I wrote short stories as a child and spent much of my university days firing off proposals to publishers. I came close to getting a book deal a few times, but never quite managed it.
We’re closed for the Christmas season. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and an extra special 2018.
There was the time a subcontractor emailed me the day before we were meant to start working on a new project, saying she had second thoughts, and did I mind terribly if I took her off the project?
If you sell products on your website (for example, books, courses, or freelance writing services), the statistics can make for sober reading. About 70% of online shoppers abandon their shopping cart. It’s certainly not what you want to hear at this time of the year, the most profitable season in the online shopping calendar.
People did not buy your novel (that is, part with their hard-earned cash), so that they could be sent to Snoresville. They want to have an adventure. They want to turn the pages in a frenzy to find out what happens next in your book. Just two of the main reasons why setting and conflict is important – so try and get them right.