5 Ways to Become a Much Better Author

1. Get Feedback Early and Often

Writing alone sucks. Sure, it's fun at times, but you get trapped in your own head and stop considering that there might be other ways to build your narrative arc. That's why we offer developmental editing. If you want feedback that'll help shape your novel and its appeal, it's time to talk to a ProofreadingServices.com developmental editor. Don't wait; these are long-term personal relationships, so we can only take on a few authors at a time.

2. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

Let's talk about typos. Your credibility as an author is instantly lost with the firt msipelled wrd or sentence strange. See what I mean? To avoid taking your readers out of the moment you've worked so hard to build, you're going to need some top-notch editorial help. You're going to need combined proofreading and editing (we're one of the only companies to sell them as a combined service so you get more bang for your buck). Get a combined proofreading and editing quote (and a free sample) here.

3. Study from the Greatest Authors

If you're like all self-aware authors, you know your writing skills can improve. That's why we teamed up with MasterClass to get you instruction by James Patterson (yes, the James Patterson who authored 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, has sold +300,000,000 copies of his books, and was the first person to sell 1,000,000 ebooks). Take James' course on how to write a best-selling book here. Even if that doesn't sound like something you'd be interested in, at least watch his introductory video.

4. Read, Read, Read

Stephen King brutally but honestly said it best: "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." For that reason, we partnered with Book of the Month Club (see, we have you covered) to introduce our community of authors to their service. It's downright amazing. Literary experts and the occasional literary celebrity (like David Sedaris) carefully select five books each month. You then select the one you want (or skip the month). It arrives in your mailbox (with free shipping, of course), all for cheaper than lunch. It's too cool for school (although my English teachers would have loved it). Check out Book of the Month Club.

5. Don't Reinvent the Wheel When Turning Your Manuscript into an eBook

Get our free guide The Best Resources for Turning Your Manuscript into an eBook: Epub, Mobi, PDF, and More.

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