Juice is what I need. My Muse. For the author, it’s critical to know where your creative juices come from. It’s critical to know what your sources are that jumpstart you for any project that needs your full focus. In today’s multi-media, multi-stimulus, multi-choice, it’s easy to get off track—the “squirrel factor.” Wham … in a nano-second, your attention can be distracted, your head pulled in an entirely different direction—it’s as if something, sometimes someone, is clicking a remote control in your head—pulling you every which way but in the direction you thought, or wanted, to go in.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Over the last two months, I’ve delivered several 90 minute webinars for colleagues of mine that were designed for their specific followers. Ranging from Crowdfunding for Your Book Project to Creating a $1,000,000 Speech Using Your Book, the hosts remarked–“I’ve never had anyone hand on until we all said our good-byes.”
Hmmm … my webinars had Klout with the audiences, what was different from mine that the gazillions of webinars that are floating around today?
Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Word Is Not What You Get!
After spending several hours with a client who was incredibly frustrated (and most likely PO’d at me for being the messenger) that what she had so carefully structured in her 8 x 11 print out version was most likely NOT going to be the same presentation in the interior design of the finished book.
Here’s the heads up: what you put down, page-by-page in your Word document/pdf may have little to do with what it looks like in the formal book layout. So … don’t make yourself crazy in trying to format things in the future. Just make your words sing.
The Author’s Ark with Judith Briles … Surviving and Thriving in the Flood of Authoring and Publishing Coaching Groups
I’ve loved the Saturday Salons I do in my home in Colorado once a month that are “open” to all authors at any stage. With a bit of prodding from them and many friends with the “Why don’t you ….”, I’m doing it. The creation of The Author’s Ark with Judith Briles … Surviving and Thriving in the Flood of Authoring …
Moving from Wannabe Author to the Real Thing> It never fails … at every conference Judith speaks at, multiple attendees will say, “I can’t believe you’ve written all these books … I wish I could write a book.” And she always responds, “Why not … you can.”
Is there a book in you? Most people think there is. And most don’t get them out. You could have the makings of a fantastic novel, a creative young adult series, and exquisitely illustrated young children’s stories. Sci-fi could be your genre, a cookbook, how-to or business book may be lurking in your creative closet.
Not a week goes by that these questions don’t surface via email or a phone call:
• Should I try to sell my book to New York?
• Should I self-publish?
• What’s the difference between the two?
• What should I do?
Fair enough … all valid questions … all important. Without writing a full chapter for one of my books, let’s address these.