The Power of the Author’s Words …

This is for my friends and followers who seek authoring, book marketing, and publishing advice and tips from me. You wouldn’t be getting this blog if you weren’t.

I embrace freedom and the ability I have to say and write what I think without fear. And I embrace the ability others have to do as well. Our words and actions matter.

Remember who you are. What you do. What you model to your readers and followers every time you publish and post on social media. Your words and actions matter.

As authors, you and I share our words with others. Our experiences. Our insights. Our ahas. Our solutions. Our stories. And we do it without fear. And we do it without shame or bringing disgrace to ourselves … to others. And we do it with the freedom to do so. Our words and actions matter.

As authors, you have the ability and the power to make a difference to and for others. Your words and actions matter.

As authors, you have the skills to influence others’ thoughts and actions. Your words and actions matter.

As authors, you have the vision to model what you believe and practice, even when there is chaos. Your words and actions matter.

January 6, 2021, was a horrible day in America. A close friend positioned in the intelligence community texted me, “This is more threatening than 9/11.”

Frozen from working for hours, I had to eventually pull my energy and head together to work with seven awesome authors from three countries in the late afternoon. I knew that their words and actions matter and they wanted my guidance.

Today, I’m still stunned at what I first saw unfold last week. I suspect that it is not over. My heart does tell me that we in America will be okay. But truthiness is needed–no demanded. And I am reminded:

YOU and YOUR WORDS are needed more than ever.

YOU and YOU WORDS have meaning.

Promise me that you won’t let YOU and YOUR WORDS be buried.

Your fans, followers, and friends need your sage insights. The world needs YOU. 

And, It. Needs. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. TOGETHER.

From my heart to yours … from my fingertips to yours … from my words to yours.



Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 37 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences. 

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE

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