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...]

500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 11-20

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne. 11-20: “I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” Groucho Marx “(Traditional) Publishers don’t nurse you. They buy and sell you.” ~ PD James “The wills of real writers are too strong to be subdued.” ~ Charles Dickens … [Read more...]

500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 1-10

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne. Here is 1-10! “Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.” ~ Jules Renard “I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything. I just want to write.” ~ P.G. Wodehouse “It is not enough to simply teach children to … [Read more...]

Authors Taking Control

There are many ways of taking control of your career. For an author, imagination is a powerful tool, not only for writing, but for guiding your career. Imagination is used to formulate ideas. It can be used to revaluate your existing methods and approach to your career offering many choices to succeed.  Inventors have trouble dealing with experienced business people and financial professionals, because inventors are driven by ideas. Business … [Read more...]

Do Authors Need Publishers?

Will self-motivated authors take over the publishing industry? Can traditional publishers survive? Are traditional publishers fighting to stay traditional? Are digital books taking over printed books? Is self-publishing now an acceptable phrase?  Do authors even need publishers anymore?  The purpose of this blog is to feed you information, so you can formulate a plan and develop your author career. Forget about what you think is the best … [Read more...]