Topic: Writing Success

Elephants Leave Big Poop – Trust Your Author Intuition

Elephants Leave Big Poop – Trust Your Author Intuition

Sometimes things work; sometimes they don’t. The deal-breaker is to know when it’s not working and ignore it … or choose to address it. The situation could involve something at work, a relationship, even a friendship. Personally, I vote for addressing it.

Ignoring it is always the easy path … on the short term side. After all, things might change; they might improve; miracles can happen. Most likely, though, they won’t improve; the miracle doesn’t happen; …

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Are You Part of the 80% Who Wants to Write a Book? by Judith Briles

Are You Part of the 80% Who Wants to Write a Book? by Judith Briles

Have you thought of writing a book? Did you know that over 80% of Americans want to? Do they? Nope–maybe they don’t think they can … or they are afraid … or they just like to talk about it, but never get off the dime. But it stays in their head, on the To Do list … lingers … and dies. Sigh.

Authors can’t write a good book without the Passion Factor. It’s how the book …

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Get 5 Tips on Why to Speak on Your Book by Judith Briles

Get 5 Tips on Why to Speak on Your Book by Judith Briles

Are You an Author? Should You Be Speaking on Your Book?
By Judith Briles
There are a gazillion books published every year. But there aren’t a gazillion authors speaking on their books. And my question is: why the heck not?  
Here are five reasons to consider becoming an author who speaks:

Speaking shares your message with more people. You have something to say, right? Isn’t this why you wrote your book? Speaking lets you present your core messages …

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It’s 2020-what is your vision? by Judith Briles

It’s 2020-what is your vision? by Judith Briles

In this new decade for authors and writers, take a few minutes to gaze into your publishing navel. What does success look like for 2020? What would you like to accomplish?
Sometimes, those types of questions lead me to a “rethink” … even a deep dive of sorts.  How about you? At a recent AuthorYOU Salon, it was a topic. Salon? you might wonder. Yup, it’s a monthly repeat I wouldn’t miss. But then, it’s in …

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Why Authors Dump Resolutions in Two Weeks by Judith Briles

Why Authors Dump Resolutions in Two Weeks by Judith Briles

Don’t Let Resolutions Sour Your Author Success!
Typically, most view January as the month of Resolutions. I suggest you don’t them as the clock strikes midnight tonight. Why?—simply this: most resolutions are trashed within a few weeks. In reality, over 70 percent are either stomped on, forgotten or deemed not worth the resolver’s while.
 
What are the top reasons resolutions that become out of sight … out of mind to we authors?
1             Creating an All or Nothing …

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Get your Author Success Formula

Get your Author Success Formula

The Author Success Formula in 8 Steps
Step 1 – Know Your Genre and Who the Top Sellers and Influencers Are … It Excels Your Learning Curve
Author Success starts with knowing who the top writers and influencers are in their genre. Read them; follow their blogs and social media; attend signings and programs that feature them when possible.
Step 2 –Business Embrace that Authoring and Writing is an Ongoing Learning Process … Always
Author Success is supported with …

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Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Thursday is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. It’s America’s birthday. For ALL authors and writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Have you taken some time out to chew over the privilege you have to be able to write what you want? Really chew on it? Many countries don’t have that privilege.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states:
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