Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday - The Writer's Life - Creating a Back List #MFRWauthor #amwriting #Books

An important part of the writer's life is creating a back list. Every time you write a new book, the previous one or ones become a part of your important back list. Often when a reader likes the new book you've written, they will search for other books you've written.

A great thing to read in a review is "I'll read more books from this author." Hopefully they will and each sale boosts your numbers and your value as a writer.

How do you create a back list? By writing new books. This can be done by writing a sequel to the book you've just published. Another is to write a trilogy of time, place or characters. The third is to develop a series often using the same place and time. Characters from one book in the series can be viewed momentarily in the other books but don't let them take over. Your new characters must be the right ones.

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