Self Publishing – An Opportunity To Write A Novel Your Way

Self-publishing has become a beacon of hope for millions of ambitious writers. Many believe that this is the only way to write a novel the way it was meant to be written. But is this view correct? Many writers who have walked the mainstream path of publishing see self-publishing as one of them, and anyone who self-publishes sees it as less authentic. I see this attitude as downright arrogance.

Let's face it, staring at people because they choose to self-publish for whatever reason is tantamount to making fun of the playground. For some, the fact that the publisher isn't interested in your book means you'll never make it. But let me ask you a question – if Edison gave up on light bulbs, would we have light bulbs today?

Would America be the country it is today if Columbus decided to turn around and go home? Not. Of course not. Progress often comes in the face of adversity. So many people succeed because they defy opportunity because they face criticism because they believe in themselves. If you also have decided to take the self-publishing route, you are in a good place. You as a novice author can take useful tips for self-publishing your book through

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Dream of writing

Thousands of would-be authors, dream of seeing their stories in print. For the vast majority, that is all it will ever be, a dream. It will remain a vague inclination, something to talk about with friends over coffee or as an innocent pastime, a hobby to be done when the kids have gone to bed or at the weekends. They do not truly have the desire to see their work in print and they certainly don't want to work at it.

For a few, it becomes an obsession, a hopeless cause bereft of an ending that does not include despair. Lack of writing talent, drive, or the ability to take criticism and rejection become stumbling blocks to success. They take the same tired manuscript and re-write and twist plots and dialogue and send it to any agent whose address they can find. But they refuse to listen to criticism when it is offered. They don't seem to learn anything from what they are doing. They don't evolve, they simply are.

And finally, you have the minority group of writers. These are the survivors, those hardy souls who have learned to pen a tight and punchy synopsis, they have a finished manuscript that is rich with passion, powerful metaphors, and an A-bomb climax. The story is original, the characters fresh and they present with a professional attitude to their agent and publisher.