Do you have repeating things that you start your day with? As in a “ritual” of some sorts?
I do. Several of them. On the second Saturday of every month, my day with people–that’s authors at all stages–starts a few minutes before 9–it’s the AuthorYOU Salons. This month, 20 authors filled my front room with questions, laughter and just being “them.” I love these mornings.
Whether it’s an “event” day like the Salons, or my weekly Friday …
It’s Memorial Day … most plan a day of yard work, picnics, BBQ and hanging out with family and friends. Take a moment and give thanks and honor the men and women who have died for our country. Over 1.1 million have given their lives since the American Revolution—a staggering number!
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 …
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:
Not a week goes by that I don’t get a variety of “How do I do it?” questions that pertain to either writing, publishing or book marketing. Whew. None are one sentence responses.
If it’s about writing, it may be: How can I make a living writing? Do you know who pays for freelancers?
For authors and authors-to-be, it could be: I want to be in this for the long haul. How do I get started? How …
Are you speaking about and in your book (where it’s already published or in formation)?
Are you speaking on your expertise?
ARE YOU SPEAKING to POSITION YOU as an INFLUENCER and EXPERT?
You should be.
That’s what this coming weekend is all about … it’s my Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Boot Camp–designed for small groups (never more than 25 allowed and I usually max it at 20). It’s a two-day intensive that is work–no question … but …
WOWSA! You’ve landed an interview on your book; you’ve prepped, only to discover that the person interviewing you is clueless. Or, they have their own agenda. What to do? Why take control, that’s what you do!
Reality check: Hosts get side-tracked … or heaven forbid, have their own agenda. If it’s not on yours, you need a Plan B when doing media and PR for your book.
Remember growing up, we were taught that we had to …
Each summer, I teach the How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks workshop … Sometimes, I join in and complete one; other times, I start one, knowing that it will take some time.
The first time, crowdfunding was on my mind. Seeing now what’s known as the Author YOU Mini-Series, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers was generated. A total of 96 pages in a 5 x 7 format, four colors throughout and with …