Do you want to quit?

A person that owns a film and production company, sent me this message on May 4th, 2011: “I’m not giving up, but I’m having one of those days when it crosses my mind. I am ready for the next level, but it has been just out of reach for a decade. At age 52, I’m beginning to wonder.” My response to this person: If you had one of those days, then probably you will have another one. It sounds like you are in a rut and putting pressure on … [Read more...]

Three Types of Publishing

Both traditional publishing and self-publishing have value to authors. In fact, there are still wonderful debates on which path the author should take. Bloggers like to compare both, giving the pro’s and con’s, but let the author decide on which choice is best for them. If you understand that the purpose of publishing is to offer ways to manufacture and package books, then the power will be shifted to you. The more you control, the more … [Read more...]

Rise UP Authors: Use Words for Greatness

Think about how important your words are as an author. You have amazing influence over many lives. As you build a career in writing, there will come a point when you have influence over millions of lives! Sure, you have to be responsible with your words, but keep in mind that everything you say and write will determine the path of your career. You cannot settle for your best. You must do God’s best as well. And to accomplish that, you must … [Read more...]

Shaping the Author: Part II

Authors throughout history have shaped their career by using what the world had thrown at them. As you shape your own author career, use these examples to spark new ideas. ~ An author’s childhood memories consisted of poverty, along with a father who was drunk, violently abusive, and cheated on his mother. During his writing career, it took 35 novels before he broke through. He has sold more than 200 million books. Lesson: There are really two … [Read more...]

Shaping the Author: Part I

Here is the good news. You have more than one path to become a successful author. While you take the journey down each path, your author shape will be revealed. In other words, you will completely change from the original person that had an idea about a great book. Many bestselling authors can refer back to a single moment that changed their lives. Compare these examples to your own life, while learning to shape your own author career. ~ An … [Read more...]