Whether you’re writing a book for the first time or finishing up your 12th in a series, entering new genres can be a daunting task. All kinds of questions emerge during the writing process: Is this going to resonate with readers? Is the story something people will appreciate and learn from? How am I going to go market and sell this thing?
Gregory L. Truman had these questions as he was writing Hitting the Wall, subtitled “a layman’s comedic rant on the state of our domestic ignorance, global pitfalls, and the excessive, compulsive behavior of the North American culture.” To get his questions answered, he decided to try Helix.
Hitting the Wall
Hitting The Wall is a layman’s comedic rant on the state of our domestic ignorance, global pitfalls, and the excessive, compulsive behavior of the North American culture. The book was written to challenge mankind’s fundamental understanding and antiquated concepts of our political systems, religious teachings governed by 2000 year old propaganda and our misguided understanding of mankind’s place in the biodiversity of our planet.
As a writer, I think it’s important to hit the facts hard, with a small twisted insert of comedy, as readers like information to be delivered clearly, understandably and unaltered. As a writer, I have taken out the soft-landings and added the in-your-face facts when writing about issues that trouble our broken world as a reminder of the severity and importance of taking action and being part of the solution and not the problem. The approach was simple, keep the reader engage, write a book that fit the mindset of today’s society and at the same time hopefully opens their eyes to the reality of our world.
As a new budding writer, I believed I had a book that everyone should read! As we all know what we think and what is the reality are two different things. The Helix Review provided an independent, non- carbon life form to provide me with two very specific objectives; 1) Is the style of my writing within the genre and how do I really compare to other best selling authors? And 2) Should my book prove to be comparable in motion, density, dialog, description and pacing with other bestsellers who are the author’s publishers? The Helix Review helps writers to narrow down the best publishers that are interested in their type of genre and writing style.
I realized after using the Helix Review that I was writing properly and within a “standard” that is widely acceptable and marketable as a writer.
The information provided in the 21 page report helped me target specific publishers, it has provided me with 10 other best selling books that I can compare and use when discussing books that are rated as similar in writing style.
If you are a new budding writer or a seasoned pro I think the Helix Review is money well spent! It offers writers a rare window of opportunity for a non-subjective, realistic review of your style of writing.
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Meg C writes for the Lulu Blog