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- Print Length: 103 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 9, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AX23B4Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells (Write Faster, Write Smarter 3) Kindle Edition
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I've been guilty of it myself: I came up with an awesome idea for a story. I loved the idea, and just knew it would resonate with people. I wrote the book. And - it's a good book. People who've read it love it.
But not a lot of people read it. The reason why is that I wrote the book for myself as the audience, without stopping to consider what the readers OUT THERE in the world were actually looking for.
Some writers do that and happen to land a hit. I've had books get lucky that way too. But wouldn't it be better if you instead analyzed what readers were looking for before you started working on the story?
Good stand up comics tailor their routines to their audiences. The people producing blockbuster films (that succeed) usually plan their film, carefully tailoring it to hit the audience in just the right ways. We prose writers can do the same thing.
Chris's book isn't some sort of half-baked shortcut to fame and fortune. You'll still need great writing skills. You'll still need to work hard (in fact, he's tossing MORE work on the pile with his excellent exercises - thanks, Chris!). But this book shows us how to work smarter, and write more effectively through learning what our readers are looking for and targeting those interests and desires that are most likely to resonate.
I sincerely don't think any novelist or other fiction writer today can afford to pass on this book.
Chris Fox is the first person to clearly define those words - "writing to market" - in a way that very specifically did NOT advocate churning out carbon copies. He clarifies what it really means (the answer is "do your research", "read", and "think about the psychology of the reader", not just mimic) and did so in a way that I can actually heartily embrace and endorse. I feel like several of his points need to be tattooed on the foreheads of the indie publishing community, and I love that he dissected his own progress, both what worked and what didn't, and how he's consciously taking those lessons to heart now. This? Is a writing to market that I could actually do, instead of gagging every time I hear the phrase. Excellent book.
Let me just say, if you want to read one book about how to succeed in today’s market place. This is the one you should read. Not only is it crafted in Chris’s excellent voice, but it’s written for the here and now. This is not something that worked in 2011 or even 2013. This is something that worked in January of 2016.
Here’s what will happen when you read this. You will begin by saying “It shouldn’t be this way.” Then you’ll think about it for a while and say “I’ll prove you wrong, Chris.” You will then begin to craft a book following the procedures outlined in this book. It works for any genre. It will be surprisingly easy to do because Chris lays it out step by step using a space opera as an example. I mean, that example alone is worth the price of admission.
And, even though it shouldn’t work and shouldn’t be the way, it will work. It will give you a book that will be a solid moneymaker. Trust me when I say this. You will not regret reading this one.
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