It Starts with an Idea


An author who sold several bestsellers and millions of books once shared some insights into becoming a successful author.  They indicated that the book has to be well written, professional looking, with a good product description, and for sale at the right price.  With a bit of luck, these attributes can help make a book a commercial success.

What the author neglected to add was that successful writing starts with a good idea.  Anyone can copy the latest literary trend, but a truly successful novel or story should be based on a compelling idea.  The idea does not need to be original per se, but rather one that piques readers’ interest.  It means moving beyond the latest paranormal vampire romance into unexplored territory.  Can you guess what the next frontier in writing will be?  If so, write about it before it becomes passé.  A strong idea can be a good foundation for success.

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