50 Tips for Untraditional Authors

You heard of traditional publishing and self-publishing. A third option has now emerged called, Untraditional Publishing, a process that opens doors of opportunities, while putting the author in control of their own career.  Every author has a different path to success. If that is true, then authors can look to others for examples, but must discover their own way to having a career. When an author attempts only the traditional publishing … [Read more...]

Five Quotes To Help Authors Rise UP!

“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” ~ Russell Baker “If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs “Your books should be personalized for your readers.” ~ Untraditional Publishing “Give me a man or woman who has read thousands … [Read more...]

Untraditional Publishing Philosophy

Traditional publishing and self-publishing appear to be the only two options for authors. But what if there was another way? Back in 1992, I met a publishing lawyer named Martin Levin. He gave me a piece of advice that set me on a different path than most authors. “Learn how to be your own literary agent.”  What does that mean? I needed to understand everything about the publishing industry. I needed to make courageous decisions based on how … [Read more...]

Rise UP Authors: Feel Good About Yourself

As an author, you have made plenty of mistakes. The hard truth is that everything you did wrong was based on the decisions that you made. The good news is that every decision that you make in the future, is UP to you! Everyday you are going to struggle. On the other hand, everyday you are going to succeed. How do I know? Because, you are an author. Let me say that again. “You are an author!” Remember that God approves of you. No matter … [Read more...]

Rise UP Authors: Listen to the Right Voices

For authors, voices in the head seem much clearer. Your imagination can take you in a direction where the only voice you hear is the one reminding you of failures. “You do not have enough talent to be an author.” “Others are succeeding, but you will fail.” “Spend more time with your family. Spend more time with your writing. Spend more time doing something else.” “Traditional publishing doesn’t work. Self-publishing doesn’t work. … [Read more...]