Getting started as a professional writer requires more than a great story idea or manuscript. You also need to understand the business of becoming an author. No matter what kind of information you're seeking about becoming a successful writer, you're sure to find helpful resources in the Fiction Writing category at LoveToKnow Freelance Writing.
While it's up to you to do your own fiction writing, there are plenty of helpful resources to help you begin and make progress toward your goal.
- Getting started: Find out how to start writing a book to take the first step toward your goal.
- Creating an outline: Learn how to write an outline of your story or novel idea.
- Character building: Find out why it's important to write character profiles and learn how to do it.
- Writing types: Get tips on various types of writing, including children's books, young adult novels and thriller novels.
- Software applications: Discover free creative writing software applications you can use.
Educating yourself about the ins and outs of the publishing business is an important key to success as a published author.
- Publishing: Get a list of self-publishing companies you may want to work with.
- Literary agents: Find out what's involved in getting a literary agent and learn why you might need one.
- Marketing: Discover how to build an online author's platform and get tips on selling short stories.
- Contests: Learn how to earn recognition for your work by entering contests for your short stories and unpublished novels.
- Work-life balance: Get tips from a successful novelist on how to balance writing with motherhood.
Resource for Writers
LoveToKnow Freelance Writing is a resource designed with the needs of aspiring writers in mind. The editorial team consists of professional writers and editors who have firsthand experience building successful writing careers.
Whenever you're looking for helpful information created by people who understand your needs and goals, stop here first. You'll find well-researched, independent information you can use to make informed decisions about your own writing aspirations.