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 …
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.
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 choice 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!
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 …
Good luck with your novel!
NEXT B2W Course: Write Your First Novel And Get It Published
Want to write a novel? Here’s some GREAT news: if you are already a screenwriter, your ability to pivot your skillset into writing a novel will set you waaaaaay ahead of the competition.
Since ‘screenwriting is structure’ this can be a HUGE advantage when it comes to writing novels. We tend to be plotters with greater awareness of important issues such as genre, pace and structure. So why not go for it, with an established novelist like Lucy V Hay to shed light on how to do it!
Taking place on Zoom again, the class is on September 17th 2022. CLICK HERE or on the pic on the right to book your ticket.