How To Author a Book
Tips from the Pros at Author.com
If you’re on this page that means you love reading so much that you want to learn how to start your own career as an author. Many of us avid adult readers have thought about this before and may have even tried to write a book or two.
Our younger audience may just be getting into the writing community through poetry and book clubs at school, but have never taken the deep dive and challenge of writing their own story. The team at Author.com has put together several key pointers to get you on your way to writing your first novel, novella, or short story.
Starting out on the “Write” Path
Some Authors would say that to be a novelist or writer of short stories you need to have some sort of credentials such as a degree in English Literature or some field of expertise. While this is a great way to get your foot in the door with the literature community, it’s definitely not the only path to succeed. In order to be an Author, you just need to have a passion for the literal arts and harbor some sense of creativity (For Fiction) or specific expertise (For Nonfiction). That’s really all you need.
Take a look at authors such as JK Rowlings or William Young, both of these artists had an idea and just started writing about it. In JK Rowlings case, it was a story of a boy named Harry Potter that just seemed to fall into her head when travelling to London. She just started writing the story and six years later she was published and became a major success. William Young, author of ‘The Shack’, wrote a book for his family and grandchildren with no intent at all to have it published. It was just meant to help his family understand his relationship with God. After he finished writing it, his friends and family urged him to get it published and after several denials, he finally got it published and now it’s a bestselling novel.
The point here is that you need to have faith in your idea and just go with it. If it gets picked up by a publisher, great! If not, don’t be discouraged, keep trying, and most of all keep writing.
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