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3 Steps To Writing, Editing & Submitting Your Novel

Writing, Editing AND Submitting (Or Self-Publishing!) Your Novel 

B2W is best known for its screenwriting advice, but being a novelist and author myself, I also love to write and read about the art of novel writing, too.

So, with lots of you Bang2writers out there resolving to write a novel then, here’s my top tips on getting yours written, edited AND out there! Enjoy …

1) Writing Your Novel

DYK? Writing a novel is HARD! Le duh. The good news is, there’s a plethora of help online to get us through the process.

Here’s some popular B2W articles with the many things we writers have to deal with when diving into our drafts …

Top 5 Novel Writing Mistakes Writers Make

8 Ways To Jump Start Your Novel’s Description

Top 3 Useful Tips For Getting Your Book Written

Stephen King’s Top 10 Writing Rules

12 Amazing Authors Share Their First Draft Secrets 

2) Editing Your Novel

Gone are the days in which authors and novelists could send out first drafts. Nowadays, competition is higher than ever, with harsher standards to be met.

If writers want their work to attract agents’, publishers’ or even readers’ critical eyes, then editing our work is a MUST … Luckily, there’s lots of advice out there on the web about this, too and B2W is no exception.

Top 6 Tips For Editing Your Own Writing

10 Quick Tips To Make Your Writing Craft Better

5 Key Questions To Help Edit Your Own Writing

12 Amazing Authors Share Their Rewriting Secrets

10 Quick And Easy Way To Boost Your Writing

3) Self-Publishing & Submitting Your Novel

Once upon a time, writers had only one real way “in” to publishing … via an agent and a so-called “traditional” deal.

But this has changed in recent years. Authors now have gained more choices on their routes to publishing, thanks to new technology like the Kindle, plus platforms like blogs, Twitter and Facebook to find their audiences. The “indie author”, just like the indie filmmaker, has arrived!

Self-publishing Should NEVER Be A Last Resort. Here’s Why

Top 5 Self-Publishing Mistakes Writers Make

5 Reasons Why I Switched From Traditional Publishing To Self-Publishing

Social media has also opened up what was previously quite a closed shop. Now writers can follow and converse with literary agents and publishers online, meaning there is again HARSH expectations of “proper” submissions practices … But again, subs guidelines are easy to follow, so really there’s no excuse not to do it properly!

Here’s the most-hit articles on B2W about novel and agent submissions …

10 Tips On Getting An Agent (Or Doing Without One!)

Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make Trying To Get Agents

Submissions Horror Stories: 29 Ways NOT To Submit To An Agent

Good luck!

Check out my latest novel as Lizzie Fry …

Kill For It follows the fates of Cat, a young journalist from a deprived background. Despite doing well in school, gaining a degree with top marks and a job at one of the top media agencies in the country, Cat is consistently side-lined and underestimated at work.

When something terrible happens to Cat after-hours, she finds herself in a unique position and writes an article that goes super-viral. With the eyes of her employers and the world on her, Cat gains a taste for the spotlight.

Cat soon realises how she can profit from her new-found success … and will resort to murder to stay one step ahead.

There’s one problem … Cat is joined by Erin Goodman, a veteran journalist who starts to notice Cat seems suspiciously close to various tragic events, she decides to track down the truth … and discovers it’s far worse than Erin could have imagined.

But Cat knows Erin is onto her. And Cat is more than happy to toy with her colleague, especially if it gets her an even bigger story to report on.

In the game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner.

How far would you go for the thing you want most?

Would you … kill for it?

“Blackly funny, highly inventive and all-too-relatable. A massively entertaining page-turner”




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