The Importance of Learning the Business Side of Book Writing

WordWise Media owner and literary agent Steve Hutson believes any writer that wants to publish a book needs to attend conferences to get educated on writing craft and the industry. He also recommends that he or she join a critique group or have a mentor. While these efforts will require commitment, time away from other parts of your life, and maybe an investment, they will go a long way in preparing you - and your manuscript - for publishing. Being a writer means you are a self-employed business owner, says Hutson. As an agent, he can immediately tell which writers have done their due diligence and which haven't. The ones that have are more likely to get his attention.

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