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Worlds of imagination by Sara B. Gauldin

Book Building

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I am like thousands of independent authors circulating in cyber space. I want what all of them want; to write the perfect eBook that will be wildly successful. I want my work to be meaningful and appealing to the masses. Today, I want my work to be complete. I want to look at the long process I have endured with a grain of satisfaction before I obsessively shoulder the task of tackling my next creation.
It is easy to but in my order to the universe. I know the exact results that I want to achieve. I have a clear image of the mood and emotional response I would like my readers to have. Now for the fun part; how to go form words on a page to an enriching read that makes readers want to immediately immerse themselves into the worlds of my imagination.
There are many element that must play a role in this journey, but today I will discuss the most crucial element of the process; writing an awesome book. No amount of marketing will circumvent the basic need to have a book that is worth the hype.
I have been doing an extensive amount of reading on the topic of book creation. There are common threads in the publications. This is what they all agree upon;

-Books need an awesome first chapter that hooks the reader.
-Books need action in each section to hold a reader’s attention.
-Show, don’t tell.
-Make your characters three dimensional and likeable.
-Books need a satisfying conclusion.
-Books should be free of mistakes, and other nonsensical utterings.
-Books should be screened by multiple sources before they are released to the public.
-Books need a marketable cover image (the pictures are hard for the writer to focus energy on because the images in the mind are more vivid).

All of these elements are great. But nobody really tells you how to accomplish any of this in the real world. So I for one am seeking assistance. I can churn out a draft. But the next part I will send out into the universe. I have tried beta readers, but apparently I am the only person I know who is bookishly dedicated enough to purposely dedicate time and energy to plowing through others’ books and formulating feedback. I don’t have a clone, and I am short on volunteers. At this point I am considering investing in a paid critique. I know this seems odd. Especially in light of the fact that to date I have made fifteen dollars on my last book. (I spent fifty on the cover so I am still in the red). But in the grand scheme of things I do not want to send this book that I have invested a lot of time and energy into, out to the public without making it the very best that it can possibly be!

My first book, a novella entitled To Conspire is still floating out there in Amazon land. If you’re like minded, in my beliefs that authors should have a chance, and deserve a read and if they are truly blessed, a review then check it out.

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Should you feel sincerely interested in beta reading or reviewing any of my work, new or old, send me a message and I will be glad to accommodate your request. In the meant time, I have an 80,000 word document calling my name!

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2 comments on “Book Building

  1. run4joy59
    July 27, 2013

    Your points about book creation are spot on…without first doing those things, your book most likely doesn’t stand a chance…good luck with your next book…I’m going to Amazon to check out your novella.

    • Sara B. Gauldin
      July 30, 2013

      Thanks! I was really pleased with it! It was supposed to be a short story, but it grew!

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