Before & After Publication: Part Three-Write
Write, write some more then write something else.
Of course we are all writers so we like to write.
Write: Articles – Post on your blog/website
Even if you have one book or twenty, you have ideas and experience you can describe to aspiring authors. Sometimes writing block sets in for me when I’m asked to write an article. My suggestions to myself and to you is to begin where you started.
- Tell your readers when you began to write. I’m sure some of you began as early as you could put pen to paper or fingers to a keyboard. Then there is the story teller. Those sweet lies you told your parent weren’t false hoods at all, they were simply your way of projecting your imagination into words.
- Who gave you the courage to begin a novel and submit it. For me it was my mother who said simply. “Just do it.” Sounds like the Nike slogan but this was in the 1990’s and I’m not thinking they had that slogan yet.
- What difficulties did you have to overcome in order to write your book and publish it. Back when I first published, there were only brick & mortar pubs. I received many rejections until I received a phone call from my first editor, Kate Duffy, employed by Kensington.
- Every author’s learning curve is huge and never stops. When I read some of my older books, I’m always editing. Actually, when I read all books, I can’t stop editing. Write an article about your learning curve.
- An article can be in the form of a presentation to a writing group. Writing groups abound. Check to see if there are any in your county or state.
- The more books you have the greater your sales. Keep writing and publishing while expanding your list of followers.
- Make sure the brand you’ve created with book one continues through book three and so on.
- Even if your followers are only your family and friends you can begin to expand that following to readers through giveaways.
- Ask friends and family to review and recommend your book if they’ve told you how much they loved it.