Title notwithstanding, this book is not primarily about writing. Any number of creative writing and/or English composition classes can teach you that. Rather, this book is about what you can do with your written words after you have finished writing – namely, how to publish them. Decades of experience culminating in over 90 professional publications, countless public education articles, and five books have taught me that seeking a publisher; fitting your manuscript to the publisher’s needs and audience, negotiating contract terms; and revising, editing, and formatting may well be a science unto itself.
My experience has extended through publishing most types of writing. This experience with varied forms of writing also taught me that with many types of writing, a template could be followed that can be modified and adapted to the various topic areas that you might be interested in developing. These templates form the backbone of this book. Follow the template prompts and both your writing and your efforts toward publication will become much easier- and hopefully- more successful.