Three Ways to Make Resistance Irrelevant and Win the Struggle to Create and Market Your Art
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#10 of only 12 sentences you need to define your entire novel.
Now that our hero is in Attack mode, we need one last bit of information to put them on the path to victory. That last piece of the puzzle is the Second Plot Point. It’s the last piece of new information you can add. After this, everything and everybody is in play. No deus ex machina salvation or surprises.
Smashwords did extensive research and discovered that, all other things being equal, the price that sells is $3.99.
A few thoughts:
- I don’t buy digital books. I don’t even download them free, or, well, when I do, I don’t bother to read them. I’m a book in my hands guy. So as a buyer, digital price is irrelevant.
- The market expects that digital books will cost less than print. For good or ill, we have to be aware of the expectation, and if we defy it, we have to manage it, not just ignore it.
We ask where great ideas and creativity come from, not because the question itself matters, but because we want to go there in order to find more.
Reading Steven Pressfield’s take on the question prompted a visceral response with my own beliefs.
We are, in part, Divine, fashioned by a creator to be creators. Thus, creativity is built into us like a time-release capsule.
Except it’s not released by time. You can wait till the cows come home and if you don’t add the activating ingredient to the capsule, it will never release.