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Steps to Publishing
Let's talk about steps to publishing this week. FIVE steps total.
You have written your book and have a beautiful cover. Now what?
Personally, I feel one of the most important steps is EDITING. Editing should never be an option. It should be a requirement. You should never publish until your manuscript has been edited by a reputable copy / line editor.
However, there is more to publishing a great book than just writing a great story, acquiring a beautiful cover, and having your book edited.
I feel each step is important.
If you would like to write an epic novel, I recommend the following steps:
—Copy / Line Editor
Steps to Publishing — Beta Reader(s) would be Step One.
What is a Beta Reader?
A Beta Reader is usually a reader or readers who will do just that... READ your manuscript and converse with you about things that might not be clear, or could come across a little smoother for your future readers who will be purchasing your books once published.
They will point out inconsistencies in your story and will also look for known issues you are aware you have in your writing with a list you provide them.
Tomorrow — What is a Critique Partner?
(A sneak peek of the definitions of each ahead of my daily posts can be found on my website: http://www.rogenamitchell.com/steps-to-publishing.html)
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