I have created a few documents in the hope of inspiring and helping other individuals starting their writing careers. These guides are aimed toward beginner authors with no previous experience. 


 

Writers’ Guide for Beginner Authors – In 10 Steps

This is a guide for people who are dreaming of becoming authors, but don’t know where to start. It will take you through 10 easy steps on what you need to think about when starting out. Complement this with my other YouTube Tutorial Videos that I host on my Channel and it will take you to the next level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ Plot Planner for Beginner Authors

This is a booklet to be printed out on double sided print so that it becomes an A5 document that you can have with you and jot down your ideas as you are on the move. It specs out the main headings that you need to think about when forming your world building and character building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ Final Tick-Lists for Beginner Authors

This contains tick-lists of tasks you need to complete before you publish and whilst promoting your book. It also contains a weekly schedule that you can use when planning your writing and publishing pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ Award Table for Beginner Authors

This is a table composed of Awards & Competitions that are suitable for international writers who write their stories in English. The awards and competitions selected are either free or have a small fee. The website of the award institute is included so that you can easily read the complete criteria to be eligible to submit your work.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Writers’ Accounting for Beginner Authors

This Excel spreadsheet is designed to meet the criteria for simple and basic bookkeeping for authors. It requires you to paste in your data and then the Financial Statements and graphs of your performance will populate automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Introduction

This YouTube video is a tutorial on tips and tricks for individuals who are thinking about starting to write and how they can bring their author business to the next level.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 1

This YouTube video is STEP 1 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when choosing what type of author you want to become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 2

This YouTube video is STEP 2 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when researching your customers. Who are your readers? What do they like to read about? What covers are they drawn to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 3

This YouTube video is STEP 3 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when deciding what writing tools you want to use when creating your book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Character Building tool – Character Folio

This YouTube video is a tutorial of the Character Folio software, which is an easy to use program that helps you organise your characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 4

This YouTube video is STEP 4 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when deciding what writing style you want to use when creating your book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 5

This YouTube video is STEP 5 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when you are shaping your story when creating your book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – How to make an e-book

This YouTube video of the writers’ guide for beginner authors will talk you through how to create your book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 6

This YouTube video is STEP 6 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when setting up your author business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ accounting for beginner authors – Tutorial for accounting spreadsheet

This YouTube video gives guidance on how to fill out and keep your bookkeeping record up to date. You can download the accounting spreadsheet above, which is designed for authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 7

This YouTube video is STEP 7 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when marketing your books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Marketing Images for beginner authors

This YouTube video gives tips on how beginner authors can create free marketing images without photoshop training. The only system you need is excel, and you need to have access to internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 8

This YouTube video is STEP 8 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when promoting your books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freebie Book Promotion – Prolific Works Group Promotions

This YouTube video gives tips on how beginner authors can create free promotions on a freebie platform. If you have a reader magnet to share, this is an easy way to commit to share a link to books in the same promotion and hence all authors will have the same exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 9

This YouTube video is STEP 9 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will talk you through what you can think about when trying to raise funding for your Author Business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ guide for beginner authors – 10 steps – Step 10

This YouTube video is STEP 10 of the writers’ guide for beginner authors and will wrap up the 10 steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terms & Conditions

These documents contain contents that are documented after T.M. Caruana’s experiences and are not a complete reflection of all aspects within becoming a successful author. These tips and tricks are only her opinions and any user will need to assess how they can apply them to their author career. These documents are only supposed to serve to aid the beginner author on what they could think about before they start writing.

These files are used at the user’s own risk and T.M. Caruana takes no responsibility of any inaccuracies or any financial loss in occurrence with these guides and templates. If you are not sure about how to use them it is advisable that you refrain from using them.