It’s an editor’s job to go over your content and make sure it’s grammatically correct and flows in a logical order. They closely examine the writing for even the smallest issues, such as comma usage. Because it’s so easy to publish your own material online today, many people may decide to opt out of using an editor. Is this something that could hurt your future as a successful author?
I published a new piece for Wattpad last night in the horror category. As I completed the story, I found myself more drawn to horror and the supernatural. I started thinking, does everyone have a specific genre they prefer to write in, or is it a marketing ploy to engage a certain kind of reader? For myself, I enjoy writing in different genres. But do I have to focus on one style if I want to be successful as an author?
If you don’t know what Wattpad is, it’s a system that allows virtually anyone to publish almost any genre of work for free. Although Wattpad doesn’t pay its authors like a publishing house does, there are still a wide range of benefits for using it as a new writer. In fact, it’s where I am going to publish my first novel as soon as it’s done. Why go through the trouble if I’m not getting paid? Because of what it can offer.
The Internet can be a wondrous tool for those looking to make their mark on the world. For a writer, there are all kinds of avenues you can explore. One of the things I’m eager to try is to self-publish online. I know there are several horror stories about what’s entailed with self-publishing; my sister is an author and had a really bad episode with her first book. However, I’m not doing the same thing she did. I am going to publish my first book with as little money as humanly possible.
There is no doubt that eBooks are a popular trend that is ever-growing and show no signs of slowing down. The technology of the Internet has made is vastly easier to get your own writing published through the use of self-publishing sites. But can you make enough income on eBook sales to keep the lights on?