The Perfect Word is designed for writers of all levels and experience - from beginners and burgeoning talent to experienced and published writers. Combining technical instruction; insights into the methods of working writers; 40 exercises to stretch your imagination and practice your skills; and advice on where to find inspiration, from the mundane to the monumental, it is both an enjoyable and challenging listen.
In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This book takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice.
Whether you're a new writer or one with experience, your writing career can probably use some help, and that, my friend is exactly why I wrote this book. At some point in your life, how often have you said, If I only knew then what I know now? Or wish your future self came back in time to warn you about the mistakes you are about to make so you could avoid them? Well then I want you to think of How to Write, Publish and Market Your Novel into a Best Seller as a gift from your future self.
Whether you’re writing science fiction, historical friction or a crime novel, you want to write a story that will draw readers in - that will engage them. We’re talking about writing realistic fiction or fiction that is at least entertaining enough that the reader will be willing to suspend disbelief. So how do you write a story that feels real to the reader? Research is the answer your looking for.
Think of the synopsis like an elevator pitch. You have only a few minutes, a one-time opportunity to sell your novel idea. Agents and publishers have busy days. Get it right the first time and you will see results.