The Book Shepherd … Practical Advice, Strategies and Resources for Authors and Books

Deleting the Wannabe Author Scenario … If You Snooze, You Lose!

Deleting the Wannabe Author Scenario … If You Snooze, You Lose!

Are you a snoozer? Are you looking for the perfect phrase, word, idea? Are you stuck? Wouldn’t getting unstuck and moving forward be a fantastic goal for the end of the year and the beginning of next. Have you been snoozing where it comes to your book. Maybe this is the day, the week, the month, the year when your book becomes a successor the new one is no longer in your dreams or chatter …

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Don’t miss out on my annual authors tea

Don’t miss out on my annual authors tea

Hello to many of my favorite people: Authors! … are you interested in being featured at my annual Author’s Tea slated for Saturday afternoon, Oct 27th?
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on:
Saturday, October 27th   from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Judith Briles will be the host this year in her home within the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club. The address is 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016.
We know it’s Bronco time and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 15, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 15, 2018

Loved being in Michigan at the wonderful Booktoberfest that Thomson Shore sponsors for its community, book lovers and aspiring authors swarmed their facilities to “see” how a book was manufactured. This week, I’m working on the final touches of a new leadership book and fiction book along with taking a few days off just to walk on the beach along the Oregon coastline—love it. It was a true “wowsa” last week when we rolled out …

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Don’t Miss Out: Early Bird NOVEMBER Speaking Unplugged … Discount Ends Soon

Don’t Miss Out: Early Bird NOVEMBER Speaking Unplugged … Discount Ends Soon

is a very, “hands-on workshop” with me to soar your speaking. Comments from November’s workshop for “old time” speakers– ” I got more in two hours than in my 10 years of being a speaker” … “Wow, Wow, Wow”

You want to be at Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged if you want to know how to structure a speech; create the stories to enhance your presentation; create an opening or closing that hooks the audience; know how to engage …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 08, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 08, 2018

It was a huge yes … last week was all about the Extravaganza. WOW—what a 4-day event that ended with the killer writing workshop with Barb Wilson. A huge plus. Today, I’m speaking in Michigan at the wonderful Booktoberfest that Thomson Shore sponsors for its community, book lovers and aspiring authors. Later in the week, I’ll be walking on Connor Beach in beautiful Oregon. And, wrapping up the forthcoming annual author Publishing At Sea cruise …

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Do you have a story to tell … one that producers should know about?

Do you have a story to tell … one that producers should know about?

Question for All Authors: Have you thought to have your book featured on TV or the big screen?
Ask yourself:

Have your readers written you, told you, or posted on social media that your book would make a great TV show or movie?
As you worked on your work and reread it upon completion felt that your work could be featured on the screen?
Is the storyline in your book comparable to shows and movies that have been successful?
Is …

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ISBN Tips for Book Publishing

ISBN Tips for Book Publishing

Do authors need ISBNs? If you plan on selling your book, the answer is yes. If you are creating something that is not for re-sale—from the family history to your high school reunion … most likely not. How many should you have … just the one for your book or do you need others? What about eBooks and other book formats? Below are answers to the top three questions that we frequently get at Author …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 01, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 01, 2018

Holy Moly … here we are in SEPTEMBER already. How could the year be rolling out and by so fast? Get ready for colors changing, heavy sweaters and coats resurfacing, and fires beginning to blaze in some homes for warmth. Actually, I love this time of the year. I mourn the passing of summer that officially happens later in the month … knowing that snow and ice will be coming my way. But … I …

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