Some people believe there are 5 main elements of story writing; others think there are 7. The first 5 elements of good story writing are character, the setting, the plot, conflict or antagonists, and resolution. The other 2 elements are theme and symbolism.
Contractions are shortened forms of words and phrases. Let’s is the contracted form of let us. An apostrophe is used in place of all omitted letters.
A professional editor would spot 8 errors; how many did you spot?
You can use the Find and Replace feature in most software programs to spot extra spaces. Sometimes, if you type too fast, you can get an extra space or two. Professional book publishers and designers use one space after a period.
I was reading the PDF version of a book recently and realized that every time I scrolled down to the next page, I also had to shift the page left or right. After some time, it became a little annoying. Why can’t I just scroll down to the next page?
Create a page of biographies about yourself in several different lengths. Sometimes, you’re required to submit a bio of 25 words or 50 words. Why not take your time and prepare several bios in advance?
You’d be surprised how many hidden speaking topics are lurking in your book. First, make a list of possible topics that you could discuss, besides your book. Secondly, make a list of groups that you would like to contact.
Once you pay for a domain name, you won’t want to change it, so take your time choosing a name for your website, Facebook page, and blog.
Get notified when someone mentions your book, name, or business online in blogs, news, or social media posts by signing up for Google Alerts.
It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it? An autograph increases the value of a book for the recipient. Your book may be a gift for someone and an autograph personalizes the book and increases the uniqueness of the gift.