In his new column, Michael Rogan of Self Pub Nation shares insider strategies folks writing a novel can use to ensure their creative writing efforts reach a paying audience.
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/20/2015 -- Writing a novel is the dream of every would-be creative writing scribbler. (And even the dream of almost anybody who's ever read a novel.) But going through the arduous task of writing a novel is daunting enough, let alone trying to figure out if that finished novel will actually attract an audience.
In his new column, "4 Tips for Writing a Novel That Actually Makes Money," Michael Rogan of Self Pub Nation shares strategies that would-be novelists can use to ensure their creative efforts bear some form of monetary fruit.
"One of the first things I say to the novelists I work with is for them to redefine their sense of what a novel is," said Rogan. "With the rise of self-publishing platforms, it benefits the author writing a novel to write more, smaller volumes."
The reason is simple: more books - even if they are smaller in size - lead to more ways to be discovered and eventually more paydays. The irony is that most folks writing a novel think this is antithetical to what readers want. But Rogan has found the opposite to be true.
"Everyone is super busy these days, and they get a great feeling clearing something off their Kindle reading to-do list," said Rogan. "By writing smaller, and more frequently, the novelist can give what readers what they want."
"And ultimately this will give the novel writer what they want. A consistent paycheck."
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