Training and Workouts for Authors

Just like a boxer, dancer, jazz singer, and gymnast use different techniques to train, writers need to incorporate several daily routines in their author workout. The more you spend on each of these, the better an author you will become. Training: There are books at Target, the grocery store, library, and bookstore. Never, ever, walk into any of these places without looking at the books in your genre. Workout: When entering these places, … [Read more...]

Exchange This for That!

It’s amazing to think that little changes in your approach to your author career can be just what you need. Try this for 90 days and propel to the next level! Exchange This for That! Most authors spend over 7 hours a day in front of the computer, cell phone, and television. Brian Tracey states, “Your television set can make you rich or poor. If you watch it all the time, it will make you poor.” Being in front of a screen lowers your … [Read more...]

Authors going from Poor to Wealthy

No author is better than you. If there’s an author making more money, selling more books, getting their stories adapted to film, and has a terrific ancillary product line to go along with the books, then the difference is that author has learned how other successful authors are doing things. Let that sink in for a moment. “A wealthy author has learned how to do things that other wealthy authors are doing.” Here’s another way to look at … [Read more...]

Author Horoscope: Aries

If you're an author born between March 21st and April 19th, you will conquer the challenge of using your gift to write for a living. And wow…I feel sorry for anyone that stands in your way! You have strength, courage, and confidence in your abilities. You're not sold on any one path for success and not afraid to speak your mind when someone disrupts your writing. In fact, you have a “Bring it on” attitude and willing to fight for your … [Read more...]

Untraditional Publishing is Born!

(This was my very first blog, back in Oct of 2009. See if it relates, now 6 and half years later.) Do you remember the days when authors used to write a book, do several redrafts, research literary agents, write query letters, write a synopsis of the book, write an outline, and write chapter samples? By this time, the author’s book was polished. This process also helped the author discover their market. A polished book and established market is … [Read more...]