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...]

Author Horoscope: Gemini

If you're an author born between May 22nd and June 21st, your curiosity and probing to life’s questions are what drive you forward. You have the talent to market yourself using social media with more success than most authors. The research for new plots and characters is what excites you the most. You are an avid reader and study just about any topic or theme. You have excellent communication skills to back your extensive research. Being a … [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...]

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...]

6 Confidence Boosters for Authors

Back in 2005, 300,000 writers decided to self-publish their books rather than taking the traditional route, rising to over a million people. Since then, that number has dwindled because self-published authors have given up. What happened? The answer is simple…Confidence. If you’re feeling like it won’t ever happen for you, stop for a moment and change your habits. Six Confidence Boosters for Authors Start greeting everyone you see … [Read more...]