Archives for January 2012

What Everyone Really Thinks in Publishing

(This is one of my most favorite blogs. I’m reposting for those that might not had a chance to read it last year.)  In order to gain experience, I think it is important for you to understand the true feelings of a large traditional publisher, a mid-size traditional publisher, a self-publisher, literary agent, bookstore manager, and the eBook craze.  You are invited to the Fictitious Writing Conference! Our panel today includes Mr. Big Six, … [Read more...]

Seven Tips From Experienced Authors

“The greatest rules of dramatic writing are conflict, conflict, conflict.” ~ James Frey Your story should be vivid, theatrical, stirring, gripping, full of tension, shocking, while astonishing the reader. In order for that to occur, you need to start your book with conflict. “Successful authors find ways to build trust with their readers.” ~ Untraditional Publishing You are going to hear more about relationship building with readers. It means … [Read more...]

Becoming a Rich Author

Do you understand the difficulty it is for actors to make millions of dollars? How about the difficulty of trying to become an NFL player? A CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Or the difficulty of earning millions as an author? Sure, it will be challenging. That’s why only 2% of authors have comfortable careers and less than 1% are millionaires. Do you want to become part of the elite? Here is your path. I must warn you, it will seem impossible. … [Read more...]

Stay Consistent

If you are seeking traditional publishing, but have not been able to sign with a literary agent or publisher, it can be frustrating. On the other hand, if you went the self-publishing route and sales are not what you expected, it can be equally frustrating. Some other words you may use to describe the process can be annoying, wearisome, even a bit maddening. It’s really a bad news, good news situation. The bad news is that authors usually … [Read more...]

Five Quotes To Help Authors Rise UP!

“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” ~ Russell Baker “If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs “Your books should be personalized for your readers.” ~ Untraditional Publishing “Give me a man or woman who has read thousands … [Read more...]