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...]

Author Horoscope: Virgo

If you are an author born between August 23rd and September 22nd, then your books are exploratory, detailed, and you expect perfection from your writing, which means you have many redrafts. This carries over to your marketing plans, which are efficient, productive, and you analyze every element. You make the most of every opportunity and you're the master of efficiency. When it comes to being an author, you're a workaholic. Your mind does … [Read more...]

Author Horoscope: Cancer

If you're an author born between June 22nd and July 22nd, you are kind, dependable, and sympathetic to others. Your writing reflects your natural instinct of wanting to cuddle your readers and take care of them. The patience in your writing, along with the concerns you raise, will attract large audiences who will look to you for reassurance and ways to forget their problems. In fact, your readers will view you as a problem solver. Because … [Read more...]

Author Horoscope: Libra

If you are an author born between September 23rd and October 22nd, writing is what brings you harmony and balance in your life. You avoid negativity and actually go out of your way to restore peace. This means negative Facebook posts turn you off. And on the flip side, all of your posts are uplifting and sometimes even spiritual. Don’t be surprised if others wait on pins and needles for your next post to make them feel better. Your … [Read more...]

Authors: Fast Forward 10 Years!

The best way to fast forward 10 years of hard work, avoid making mistakes, and gain much needed experience is to understand the skills and process of those who already achieved success. Keep in mind that millionaire authors weren’t lucky and they aren’t more talented than you. Most likely they spent at least 10 years gaining skills and experience, but you can shortcut the process. A self-made billionaire named H.L. Hunt had three key … [Read more...]