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:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Yes, we writers and authors are part of the free press and we are definitely up to our eyeballs in free speech.
… no law abridging the freedom of speech … meaning your words-the ones you write … their meaning … their impact … their ability to make a difference … to shine on for years … to be a beacon to others.
This 4th of July is relevant to what you do and who you are. Celebrate it. Use it. Spread it everywhere!
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 36 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos has earned 7 national book awards in 2017. How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech was published late last year and just picked up the Bronze medal for Foreword’s Indie book awards for Book of the Year! Her latest, When God Says NO–Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is now available in bookstores. Get your copies now.
Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Marketing Unplugged Bootcamp, a three-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2019, the dates are October 18-19. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at bit.ly/PublishingShow.
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