There are probably 23 quintillion books about writing. I have a stack of them on my shelves. You probably do, too. I have begun to wonder if the writing world could use one more.
My idea is to not only explain the modes of writing, but to display them in samples.
I just got an idea for a new story, so I jotted down a few sentences to myself. What if a novelist started with that as a first chapter, and commented on that mode of writing, then wrote the outline for this story as chapter two, with comments. Each stage of the writing process would be a new chapter or section. The final chapter or section would be the finished product and the author’s editorial notes on it.
Would a book like that tempt you to buy it?
Has this been done before?
I would ask a handful of successful independent authors to pen a page about how they successfully marketed their books, too. I wonder if Joe Konrath or Hugh Howey would help with that. I’d ask some authors I know, too!