Having a clear idea of what your characters' conflicts are and how they're going to overcome them is the basis of your character arcs. In resolving their internal conflicts, your characters learn and grow. This gives them depth, makes them real people as oppose...
Last week I gave you the reasons WHY you should start thinking about establishing your presence online, even if you haven't yet finished writing your first draft. This week, I'm going to look at the very first baby steps you should take.
As an aspiring author you might be thinking "it's too soon to think about marketing myself. I just want to sell my book!" If that's you, read on for WHY an online presence is just as crucial as writing a good book.
Nothing screams 'amateur' more than a writer who calls their novella a novel, or vice versa - and you certainly don't want to annoy readers by promising them a novel, but only delivering a novelette.
So what are the publishing industry conventions?