Write A Book 23

Write a​ Book
The world of​ publishing is​ extremely difficult to​ get into .​
The writers that make a​ very good living,​ such as​ Stephen King or​ John Grisham are in​ the​ minority .​
It takes a​ best seller to​ enable you to​ give up the​ day job .​
I​ would like to​ write a​ book but I​ struggle to​ find the​ time .​
I​ guess I'll make time if​ I​ want it​ badly enough .​
More people than ever are buying books and it's very competitive .​
There are less independent publishers now and the​ big companies don't want to​ take too many risks on​ a​ new writer .​
They're not always smart about their choices either .​
J.K .​
Rowling was rejected several times.
I read sometimes about people who have sold their debut novel and been given a​ huge advance to​ write another one .​
Just when I'm fuming with jealousy,​ I​ hear that they sold the​ film rights for squillions of​ dollars! the​ most annoying thing is​ when a​ celebrity is​ commissioned to​ write a​ book,​ only to​ hire an​ anonymous ghostwriter .​
Sports personalities seem to​ do that a​ lot .​
They take all the​ credit and most of​ the​ money .​
English soccer star David Beckham even won a​ literary award for his so called effort at​ an​ autobiography.
The lucky writers are the​ ones that have a​ publisher really pushing them .​
a​ new writer needs tons of​ publicity after they write a​ book .​
Sometimes,​ the​ public is​ manipulated a​ little into buying a​ book .​
I​ have seen book covers with scantily clad ladies that I​ know has very little relevance to​ the​ plot.
So what are the​ books that sell well? Non-fiction subjects such as​ cookery,​ travel,​ home improvement and gardening are always in​ demand .​
Unfortunately,​ I​ don't feel equipped to​ write a​ book on​ any of​ those themes .​
I​ could try my hand at​ fiction but that seems a​ harder market to​ crack .​
The crime and thriller genre does well but I​ don't think I​ could come up with a​ clever,​ intricate plot .​
I'm more into novels about the​ human condition,​ which explore relationships and modern society .​
For a​ publisher to​ go with something like that from an​ unknown writer,​ it​ would have to​ be very,​ very good.
Sometimes,​ a​ great novel will come along that's critically acclaimed and a​ best seller .​
This just proves to​ me that the​ general public is​ underestimated and there is​ a​ demand for thoughtful stories .​
Publishers,​ like TV networks and film producers should stop dumbing down.
Write A Book 23 Write A Book 23 Reviewed by Henda Yesti on January 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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