Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby talks about her book, A House Divided

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Kimberla Lawson Roby

To purchase a copy of the book:

A House Divided

May 23
7:00 p.m.
Bellwood Public Library
600 Bohland Avenue


Write something you feel a lot of passion for.  Whether you’re writing a non-fiction book or a novel, it helps to focus on a particular topic, social issue or set of characters you care a great deal about.

Have your manuscript edited by a professional content editor.  A knowledgeable editor can offer valuable suggestions for your in-depth rewriting process.  It really helps to receive constructive criticism that will make your manuscript the best it can be.

Hire a copyeditor.  A copyeditor will search your manuscript for any problems with grammar, basic writing technique, story timelines and sentence clarity.

Begin researching and submitting query letters and/or your manuscript to literary agents.  Most traditional publishers prefer that authors have representation, since they tend to acquire the majority of their books through reputable agencies.

Read every book you can about the business of publishing.  Writing a book and finding a publisher are only two parts of the process.  It is also very important to learn what it takes to market, promote and get your book into the hands of interested readers.

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