So you want to be a writer.
8 questions it’s helpful to ask before you start.
Who are you writing for?
Yourself, friends, family…
What are you writing for?
Money, fun, to make a point, to leave something of yourself behind after your death, because you simply have to write?
So – you’ve decided to take the plunge, now you need to ask…
What genre are you going to write?
Crime, romance, paranormal, steampunk, fantasy, erotica, contemporary fiction, goths, thrillers….the list is huge- and expanding all the time.
Which age group/gender are you targeting?
Adults? Teenagers? Children? Men? Women? Everyone?
Let’s get practical!
Where will you write?
At home, in the local café, the library, or a hired office?
What medium will you chose?
Paper, computer, tablet, phone, dictation?
Will you approach an agent, a publisher, or self publish?
And- most boringly practical of all- can you manage your own marketing?
Don’t forget if you don’t market your writing, then all your hard work will have been wasted. No one will know your book exists if you don’t wave your flag! So, love it r hate, you will need to get to grips with social media.