How do you write a fictional book? Steps to writing and publishing a fictional book
Perhaps you are among the people who are very interested in publishing your book. Books published in the world are on a wide range of subjects, but they can all be grouped into a few major categories. The first type of books includes stories and novels that we will discuss in this article, and includes short and long stories in addition to biographies. Books of the second category can be called nonfiction books, which include success books, poetry, personal sabotage, and so on. The third type of books includes scientific and academic books, which are usually written by university professors and whose audience is also the specialized academic community. Finally, the fourth type of printed books includes children’s books.
Meanwhile, interest in publishing books, especially stories and novels, has increased in Iran, and in recent years dozens of literary works have been published, especially by young authors, and have been well received by the public. For example, in the year 1400 alone, more than 100,000 book titles were published in Iran, of which about 75% were authorships and the rest were translations from other languages. Among authored books, the share of stories and biographies was much higher than in other categories. In this article, first, explanations on how to write a novel? We’ll give you a presentation and then we’ll tell you some tips on the process of publishing stories and novels. Stay with us and the team of Naron Danish Publications writers who prepared this article.
Steps to write a novel and a book story
The first stage of writing stories and novels begins with finding a topic and an idea. You should find your initial idea and try to develop it over a period of several months. At this point, you should write down your idea and try to develop and improve it by working on it. If you don’t write down your idea and just think about it, you may come up with a new idea dozens of times every day, but when you write your idea you will constantly improve it, and in the end you will see that perhaps the final version of your idea and the theme of your book will be significantly different than it contains your basic idea.
The second step involves writing the book and working out the details. Many writers have trouble starting a book but not being able to finish it. To overcome this problem, it is a good idea to have a step-by-step plan for writing and publishing your book, the main part of which is about writing the book. Great and famous world authors recommend that you stick to writing a certain number (say, 1,000 or 2,000 words) or book pages each day. The amount and volume of writing depends on your ability and personal characteristics. Some authors write 1 page of their book per day while others write 5 or even 10 pages. It is also best to set aside a certain time of the day for writing, for example in the morning, afternoon, or late at night. This time depends on your mental efficiency and when you are most focused.
In the third step, you must review and edit your book. Re-reading and editing a book is an endless task, and even if you read your book table 100 times, you will still make changes to improve it. However, you should note that you should not overdo it. This means that if you obsess over improving your book, your book will eventually not get published, even if it is a good book. At this point, it is best to ask a friend who is interested in books or a writer to read your book and give you some advice on it. After completing this step, you hand over the book to the publisher so that the book printing process can begin.
The process of printing novels and stories
So far in this article, we have learned about the general stages of writing stories, books, and novels. But after the writing is done, the printing phase begins. At this point, most of the work is done by the publisher, and you’ll have the task of monitoring in some way. First, your book is sent to the editor by the publisher, and after editing, the page layout and cover design are done. In the next step, the book will be sent to various bodies, such as Dar al-Kitab, the National Library, and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, to obtain licenses such as Shin Bet, FIPA law, and a publishing license. Finally, the book is printed and bound in the printing press.
Since the book printing process is long and complicated, our recommendation is to work with a reputable publisher to get your book printed. With years of experience in the field of book publishing, Naron Danish Publishing House hopes that young writers who have recently entered the field of writing stories and novels will be able to publish their work and will be with you on this path.