Publishing a book requires that you keep many writing objectives in mind. The book writing format, descriptive writing, even creative writing prompts that help you add zing to your story, should all hold a place in the forefront of your mind. These will influence you as you advance in your project.
Some writing objectives should include (but not limited to):
What do you wish to say with your story? Will the outcome be satisfying and help readers feel pleased that they read the story?
Do you have a good grasp of your plot? Do you have enough story to fill a sixty to eighty thousand word book?
Do you understand book writing format?
Is your descriptive writing really descriptive enough? Or could it actually be too flowery?
Those are a few of the many points you need to keep in mind when creating your story, whether it be your first or your most recent book after many.
I took advantage of all these requirements when I republished my 5-Star first novel, The Tropics. I had long wished to rewrite the three entwined novellas that make the total book. It recently went out of print. I had my chance.
Legacy of the Tropics has been nominated for inclusion in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards competition.
The original title, with subtitles, was:
Child of a Storm
Caught in a Rip
Now I'm pleased to announce that The Tropics has been rewritten. The new title is...
Legacy of the Tropics
The story changes are described below. Each story is greatly enhanced, but they exciting plots and action remain the same but intensified. Along with those changes, I've taken the opportunity to also remake the video trailer to include the new cover art and information.
Some of the changes are:
The three story titles will no longer appear on the cover as subtitles. They, too, have been changed. The new story titles are:
After reading the stories again, in preparation for rewriting, I kept a lot of creative writing prompts in mind, even had them on a paper in front of me. They helped me remember exactly what I wanted to change and improve.
Promises, the first story is mostly affected with a new ending, though I referred to those writing prompts and was able to add more zing to it overall.
Adrift, the second story is totally changed. Yes, Lilly is still in the water struggling to stay alive, but she now has company! That added a huge amount of additional descriptive writing.
Reunion shows drastic changes as well with added excitement, but mostly with a huge dramatic ending that wraps up not only the story but the book overall; wraps it up ever so much more dramatically than it used to be. And I am so pleased!
Keeping my book writing format in mind when publishing a book, any book, I originally had roughly 76,000 words in the original novel. After the rewrite, I found I had taken the whole body of work to 95,000 new, exciting words.
Watch the video trailer below.
The ending to the first version of, The Tropics, was quiet, too quiet. The characters picked up the pieces and got on with their lives. It left the reader guessing a lot. Not the new ending!
I already knew my plot. The idea was to make it more dramatic, more emotional, and satisfying. I believe I did that, but it’s the reader who will decide on that point.
With 5 books already published, I believe I have a good grasp of a book writing format.
As far as descriptive writing - that’s exactly the reason I rewrote the book.
Whether you are publishing a book for the first time, or re-publishing a book, the points listed will help you to flesh out your story and make it the best it can be.
For those of you who’ve read the original, Tropics, you would be surprised to see the dramatic changes.
Legacy of the Tropics is an eBook available for all eReaders, including downloading to your PC, if you’re inclined to read that way. Available at...
Since the stories carry the same plots, though greatly lengthened and enhanced, you may wish to peruse the 5-Star reader reviews for the old book, The Tropics, at...
Too, the 1st Chapter of Tropics is presented in full and analyzed, and the characters remain themselves in the new book, though with greatly enhanced roles.
Watch the Video Trailer
Publishing a book can take many forms. Re-publishing a book requires the same writing objectives, creative writing prompts, and descriptive writing.
Re-publishing a book is not difficult when you have a good grasp of the book writing format. All these points must be considered when publishing a book for the first time or re-doing something that was a great novel and making it better.
We also have a page for Descriptive Writing when discussing my 4th novel, Down to the Needle, a thriller.
For those of you who wish to publish a book but encounter some stumbling blocks in building your prose, you may wish to check out my reference eBooks, Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volumes I & II.
Whatever your desire, when publishing a book, this site contains much information to help you every step of the way.