Many freelance writers are making the move to writing fiction. Their challenge? Writing fiction is very different from writing nonfiction. It requires a completely different mindset.
That said, professional writers can make the switch much more easily than someone who’s completely new to the idea of writing for money.
Can you short-cut your transition process from nonfiction to fiction?
A common question we receive from professional writers is: “How do I write salable fiction FAST?”
Usually I respond with: “How much fiction do you read, and what kind of fiction?”
If you’re a keen reader of cosy mysteries, or New Adult fiction, you’ll have an easier time writing these genres than someone who doesn’t read those genres. You know what readers expect from those genres — you’ve internalized it.
Therefore, my advice to writers transitioning is firstly to read heavily in genres which appeal to them. They’re looking for a genre which screams to them: You can write this! If you think you can — if your mind’s hatching new plot points as you read, you can write in a genre.
The biggest challenge for new writers of fiction is creating plots which work. Hot Plots: Craft Hot-Selling Fiction in 5 Minutes (or less) is a bestseller for that reason.
A time-limited offering on Hot Plots
We give Team Up students a special deal on Hot Plots. The news of this got out, so of course we agreed to extend the offering to those who’d heard about it.
Julia said that this wasn’t fair — in the interests of fairness to our loyal readers, we needed to create a time-limited offering on Hot Plots for everyone for a short time.
I agreed, so until September 7, you’ll receive Hot Plots as an offering. The program includes coaching, so the special offering is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who’s making the switch to writing fiction. Enjoy. 🙂
Let’s talk about Kindle Unlimited for a moment.
Kindle Unlimited Version 2: more income (if you’re publishing regularly)
Readers have been asking about Kindle Unlimited 2, and its “pages read”.
For me, and for my students, it’s been a very good deal indeed. In August, I not only made good sales, but my Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) read earning was twice that of sales.
The mistake I made when I didn’t enroll new ebooks in KDP Select cost me money. The more you publish, the more pages you have for readers to read, so the more you get paid.
If you’re a writer who loves fiction — both reading and writing it — today you’re in heaven. You don’t even need to write in the top-selling genres to make a good living. You get paid per page… what’s not to like about that? 😉
Hot Plots: Craft Hot-Selling Fiction in 5 Minutes (or less)
The big secret of making money from your fiction is writing a lot. And publishing strategically and consistently. Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program ensures that authors can make money from short stories, and all kinds of fiction. Moreover, whatever you’re publishing, you have a global audience.
You’re about to discover the easiest, fastest, and most fun plotting method ever. You can use it for all your fiction, whether you’re writing short stories, novellas or novels. Take control of your fiction now, and publish more, more easily. Discover Hot Plots.
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