Love writing fiction? Me too. Making up stories, and selling them, is a joy. That said, there are huge pitfalls if you want to make money from your fiction. In 2015, thousands of hopeful authors left their day jobs and launched their own home businesses as novelists.
In 2017? The ranks have thinned. Incomes have dropped, in some cases so disastrously that the authors gave up, and went back to their day jobs. The question is why.
In 2017, competition for fiction sales is fierce
One reason. Competition. From Fiction: How To Write In Scenes:
Currently Amazon has over four million ebooks on the Kindle Store. Many more millions of books are available on Amazon. Some 100,000 ebooks were uploaded to Amazon in the past 30 days.
Of all those ebooks, many thousands are free — readers can download them and can gorge on as many free ebooks as they wish.
Think about that for a moment.
Today, readers don’t need to pay for fiction. They have endless choice, and can read as many books as they like… for free.
The good news is that you can nevertheless stand out from the crowd. You can write novels which readers want to read and for which they’ll happily PAY.
Write fiction readers LOVE
Consumers today have endless indoor entertainment options. Aside from an endless choice of millions of books, they can watch movies anywhere, anytime. They can binge on Netflix for an entire weekend if they wish, or play video games for days.
The entertainments which win millions of readers and viewers have one thing in common: they’re engrossing. Readers can’t stop reading; viewers can’t stop watching. What makes them engrossing? One thing: scenes.
Bestselling fiction is written in scenes today. Popular moves and TV shows, ditto. Video games? Ditto again. Scenes drag you in. You’re there — they create perfect escapes from stressful lives.
Our new program helps you to write the engrossing fiction readers want (and buy)
I created Fiction: How To Write In Scenes… The Magical Secret To Writing Well And Selling More for my writing students. I hope you find as much value in it as they have. As always, we have a prelaunch special offering for loyal readers. It ends on May 25. Enjoy. 🙂
Fiction: How To Write In Scenes… The Magical Secret To Writing Well And Selling More
Want to write wonderful stories readers love… fiction which SELLS? Our new program guides you in developing an amazing (and fun) fiction writing career: you’ll write better novels faster. You’ll also win fans who love your novels and are eager to buy them.
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