To answer your question on how to improve your writing craft...keep reading and keep writing. Read books in your genre with a critical eye and study the structures and key elements of bestselling and award-winning books in your genre. You might find this article helpful: https://www.authorlearningcenter.com/b/ask-keith/posts/what-are-some-important-things-to-consider-before-i-start-writing-my-book
It sounds like you are pursuing a traditional publishing path, so having agent representation and a fully polished manuscript will greatly increase your chances of getting a traditional publisher interested in your book. Self-editing is important, but we also recommend hiring a professional freelance editor to edit your manuscript before submitting to agents and publishers. Professional book editors understand the book market and have an experienced eye for identifying common mistakes. Here are some resources on finding an agent and working with a professional editor:
Traditional publishing is not your only publishing option. If you are open to other publishing paths such as independent or self-publishing, you might find these articles helpful:
I am writing books and now on the 12th different book and each of the previous I have rewritten each one 3-9 times when turned down by editors. My question is to ask where and what course can I take that teaches you how to write better. I have done all the homework sent out so far and yet still getting rejected with no explanation as to what is wrong. Jim
If you have already published a book, you first need to review your publishing contract to make sure you have the rights to publish through platforms like Amazon. Also, depending on your publishing path, your publisher may have already set your book up for sale on Amazon. Having your book for sale on Amazon is an advantage since it is the largest retailer of books and will make your book more discoverable to readers.
Republishing a book means changing, modifying, merging, or improving your book for all versions/formats, which will require new ISBNs. If you want to make significant changes to your book and release a new edition, it may be worth republishing. If you are receiving calls or emails about "republishing" your book or repricing it, these may be scams. We recommend you view this webinar with ALC President Keith Ogorek on how to recognize scams: https://www.authorlearningcenter.com/publishing/preparation/w/choosing-a-path/8084/how-to-recognize-a-publishing-scam-and-avoid-it
Hello, please refer to this Ask Sheila post for more information on how Hollywood works, there are also some resources mentioned:
"If your screenplay is written and ready to be shared, you can use platforms like The Black List or TaleFlick to get your project in front of industry members like agents, managers, and producers."
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