So I've been writing since before I knew how, it's the only thing in my life that hadn't changed over the years. At 21, I decided to give it a go and really work on a novel, so I'd like some help. I need suggestions, constructive criticism, reviews, anything you can contribute. I published only 2 chapters of my story (a gay high school themed novel), but I have about 12 chapters already done and I'm working on the next ones. I also have a one-shot that I'd like to hear how it's written (a short gay romantic novel).
I want to do the best I can, so I'd appreciate your help. Thank you very much (:9/17/2014 #1
Not into that genre but I can give you some tips
First unless you have the money I would AVOID THE VANITY publishing. Ex Xlibris/ Lulu/. For a new author I would recommend Createspace because one it's free to publish. All you pay for their services like editing, marketing.
Before you publish start marketing build up hype for your book. I did not do this I regret it.
For marketing look for free way before paying EX. I am giving a lesson at a school about creating a character. No money to dish out.
Last but not least do you research. I wish I had done that but I did not and I pay 1100 to publish my book which if I had gone to createspace I could have done it for free.
Hope that does help a little and remeber write for fun first not for money. If you do it for money you might be disappointed
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