I am in process of writing a story. It is a friendship / romance story and eventually I would like to see it hit the shelves. I want you to know that this is the first book I will publish and is probably only my 5th writing in my life. I however was told that I am a good writer and I need to cultivate these skills so I will.... First question... Do I need to gear this writing to the Audiance? Or should it remain as natural as it occured to me? It is a non-fiction story. It is about a girl I helped through a crisis in her life; however, in this story... I never actually MET the person I'm writing about in person. It happened over a 2 year period online. The idea in the story is that I healed her... over a computer... When I met her, her life was in shangles and today it's like speaking to a completely different person... I believe it deserves to be on paper... Second question... When the story is complete, how exactly do I have it published? Is it possible to publish your own books? If so, how?... I know these are probably newbie questions but I have to start somewere and I have to start today... Thanks for the recognition... Also, what are my options for selling this book? I might be an idiot but I always thought publishers also marketed books? If not, how should I start off? In person? If I am in person, how should I come off to sell them?