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You have done it! You have finished your story, your rewrites, maybe even gotten some feedback from friends. But before you upload that story to Amazon and click “publish” there are a few things you might want to think about. Books Go Social‘s   has some great tips.

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5 Essential Pieces of Advice you Need to Hear before you Publish

#6 Write a good story…

So you know you want to succeed as a writer. You have a story to tell, you think you’re good at it, and you think other people would agree! However, the will and the motivation to write aren’t enough.

There’s a lot of other things you need to take into account if you want to publish, especially if you’re doing it by yourself or with an independent publisher.

We recently asked a number of independent and self-published authors what they would do differently now they’ve had their book (or books) published, and received a deluge of information.  We’ve compiled the responses together into the essential pieces of advice you’ll need:

 1. Editing is VERY Important

This came up again and again and again.  You may think you’ve mastered spelling and grammar, or believe Spellcheck will save you, but you cannot trust yourself to know when something is as good as it can be.

Editing, proofing, and beta readers, (it) goes without saying these are a must

Editing is your saviour, not just in terms of proof-reading, but also making sure your book flows, has pace, and makes sense!

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