Stefanie Newell

Begin Creating your Team!

By Stefanie Newell
https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com

If you’ve been writing for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that writing is a solitary activity that keeps you isolated for long periods of time.

It’s important as a first time writer that you begin assembling a team of people that can coach and encourage you to success.

Here are the 5 most important people a writer can have in their circle:

A cheerleader. Cheerleaders come in many forms. This person can be a parent, sibling, or friend, but the only requirement is that they’re positive and encourage you to pursue your dreams.

An editor. Good edited content is crucial to your success! A good editor will help you to fine tune those areas where we’re no longer as proficient as we once were (i.e., grammar, spelling, and punctuation.)

Beta readers. Beta readers are avid readers of your genre. Think of these people as the “focus group” for your book. Because they are a part of your target audience, they will provide feedback to help cater your book to the needs of the genre.

A mentor. A mentor is someone who’s already achieved the success you are looking to attain. Being in the company of a successful person, (no matter the industry) is motivation in itself!

A writing coach. This is the expert. The person who knows the publishing industry in and out and can advise you of the correct steps to take every step of the way. Wondering whether your manuscript is ready to publish? That’s where a writing coach comes in. And of course a bonus…

Other writers. These are the people who are on a similar journey and can relate to your challenges. These are people that you communicate with regularly and help each other to become better.

I sincerely hope this list helps you to begin giving thought to the importance of a support system.

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Stefanie Newell
Writing Coach

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Stephanie Newell is an incredible resource for an aspiring writer. From a publisher’s perspective, any writer who has published less than three successful volumes (less than 25,000 units sold each) and doesn’t work with a proven writing coach is not worth investing time and resources into.

Let me put it this way, even a pro NFL quarterback at the height of his career will benefit from the expertise and guidance of a coach.

Stefanie Newell, Writing Coach
Pro Tip of the Day:

Schedule your coaching call by contacting Stefanie Newell at: snewell@writeonepublications.com

Or visit: https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com for more information and downloads.

 

~Malik Sharrieff

Publisher/Managing Director, Write On Press

Stefanie Newell

Make your Book Unique!

By Stefanie Newell

Stefanie Newell, Writing Coach

Do you know what usually happens in a romance book?

If you guessed that two people fall in love, then you’re absolutely correct.

Romance may not be your favorite genre, but I can assure you there’s a common theme within your genre as well. That’s why it’s necessary to stand out from the crowd and make your book unique.

With millions of books on the market, you may be thinking, “What can I do to make my book stand out?”

I have one simple tip that will help you! Well two actually…

The first tip is to research your competition prior to writing your book.

Read their books! Read their reviews! See which aspects their readers love and which areas they could improve. I can tell you from 10 years of coaching, that not enough people do this step!

By incorporating this step into your process, you are starting your writing career on solid ground.

For non-fiction writers, if most of your competition is in defense of a topic, don’t be afraid to take a different stance! Be authentic by sharing personal stories, anecdotes, and testimonials.

And if you really want to stand out, share new ways to do old things.

For fiction writers, take a chance and do the unexpected! Stories don’t always have to be tied up with a neat little bow! This technique takes some mastering. But if done correctly, it works.

My second tip is quite simple…

We are all unique and have our own “writer’s voice.” Stay true to your voice!

Click here for bonus tips that every writer should know!

https://youtu.be/x5dXiGBEIa0

Stefanie Newell
Writing Coach

~*~

Stephanie Newell is an incredible resource for an aspiring writer. From a publisher’s perspective, any writer who has published less than three successful volumes (less than 25,000 units sold each) and doesn’t work with a proven writing coach is not worth investing time and resources into.

Let me put it this way, even a pro NFL quarterback at the height of his career will benefit from the expertise and guidance of a coach.

Pro Tip of the Day:

Schedule your coaching call by contacting Stefanie Newell at:

snewell@writeonepublications.com

Or visit: https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com for more information and downloads.

 

~Malik Sharrieff

Publisher/Managing Director, Write On Press

Stefanie Newell

Make Time to Write

By Stefanie Newell
https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com

If you’re like most of us, with already busy schedules you’re probably saying, “How can I make time to write?”

With all of the responsibilities we have as adults it does seem impossible to make time to write in an already busy day.

However, I’m of the mindset – if you really want it, you’ll make time for it!

Part of the reason we struggle with making time is because we know that it’s a huge undertaking. Writing a manuscript isn’t like writing a letter to a friend.

Completing your manuscript requires dedication, research, creativity, and last but not least time (and a lot of it). So when time is an issue, how do we conquer it?

Break it down into smaller segments!

Use whatever small window of opportunity you can grab until you can get your manuscript finished. If you have thirty minutes while your baby is down for a nap, take it!

An hour while your son is at soccer, take it! A lunch break at work, take it! Take your computer with you and write on the train on your way to work.

You’ll be surprised at how much you can get accomplished.

Remove from your mind that you need huge blocks of time in order to write.

Think about it like this… even if you write for thirty minutes you’ve advanced your story. Do that enough and you’ll see progress!

~*~

Stephanie Newell is an incredible resource for an aspiring writer. From a publisher’s perspective, any writer who has published less than three successful volumes (less than 25,000 units sold each) and doesn’t work with a proven writing coach is not worth investing time and resources into.

Let me put it this way, even a pro NFL quarterback at the height of his career will benefit from the expertise and guidance of a coach.

Stefanie Newell, Writing Coach
Pro Tip of the Day:

Schedule your coaching call by contacting Stefanie Newell at: snewell@writeonepublications.com

Or visit: https://howtowriteabookthatsells.com for more information and downloads.

 

~Malik Sharrieff

Publisher/Managing Director, Write On Press