500 Quotes for Authors, Books, Publishing: 71-80

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. We now have 80 of the 500 posted in the UP Authors blogs. “The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” ~ Leo Rosten “No writer can invent it. It is made in the hard school of experience.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett “For some authors, market research consists of finding reasons on why their books are great, instead … [Read more...]

11 Tips for Building an Author Career

Let’s get right to it. Here are eleven tips that every author should use to build a career: Be Visible There was a time when authors had to attend writing conferences, do lectures, and put up a table at state fairs to be noticed. You can still do all of those things, but social media has changed how you can be visible to others. If you used correctly, you can build fans, along with a network of contacts. (HINT: It’s all about whether your … [Read more...]

Authors: Keep Fighting

I know it’s hard to become a successful author, but I’m asking you to keep fighting. Be willing to take on the impossible challenge. Authors are alone in this world. Alone in their writing. Alone in their reading. Alone in their marketing. Alone with their thoughts. That’s when the demons come in many forms. Doubt. Insecurity. Fear. Struggling authors cannot hold back the tears that spray from their eyes. They fall into a corner of … [Read more...]

111 Rules of Being an Author

111. Be willing to take on the impossible challenge, while creating the possible. 110. Having a gift to write stories is not enough to have an author career. 109. Delete the word “Very” from every manuscript. 108. A fulltime author spends their day sitting. Exercising is critical. 107. There is nothing wrong with promoting another author. It shows that you are knowledgeable in your genre. 106. Keep book trailers under a minute and … [Read more...]

Your Testimonial Reviews

 (Print this and look at it daily to inspire your writing. Imagine these reviews are about your book.)  “Riveting, juiced-up morality tale, predicted blockbuster success, and cinematic!”  “The story crosses, then double crosses, and explodes into furious fisticuffs!”  “Careening plot twists, hearty serving of meat-and-potatoes action!”  “The sort of sparkle that fans relish!”  “Compelling read, retains the breathless pace … [Read more...]