So you decide to do it yourself, go the Amazon way, make it on your own. You can now take your manuscript and convert it to a book with your name on the cover without having to rely on a traditional publisher.
Writing has allowed me to find myself when I found myself looking for answers. But most importantly, like Anne Frank, it allows me to build courage consistently to pursue my dream. I hope you will take the time to find your voice using your writing as your guide post.
You'll often read or hear the advice that writing is basically getting to it, sitting down and doing it, or more elegantly that 'The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.'
But whether authors know it or not, finishing your book is actually the beginning. This is why book launch parties can be a great promotional tool. If done right, they can provide crucial momentum.
Publishing a book that helps you build a larger platform and become more visible in your brand is a great idea if you are looking for growth and bigger opportunities. I am forming friendships with authors around the world. That, is priceless!
The Darkest Part of the Forest shows Black's skill as a master storyteller and her ability to reinvent the Fae in a new, creative and compelling way.
Maybe it was the "you can't stop me" attitude embraced by the author Win Charles, born with cerebral palsy, but absolutely hell-bent on doing every single thing that a non-disabled person has the privilege of doing.
Writing, like so many other things in life, is just not easy. Some days the words flow, other days you can't produce a coherent phrase. It can be maddening.
This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.
It's a new year and that means everyone seems to be raring and ready to go with big goals and high aspirations! I love this type of energy that is flying around right now, and I've spoken to a lot of business owners who have "write a book" on their lists for 2015.
Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...
What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.
Kwame Dawes is one of the most consistently thrilling poets at work today. Not only is he prolific but the level of excellence he has maintained over the course of his long career as a poet, editor, educator and tastemaker is impressive.
I haven't made a New Year's Resolution in many years, because they've always struck me as somewhat desperate. A bit like lines drawn in the sand: bold and dramatic and exciting. That is, until the tide comes in and washes them away.
This message is about effort, and the dreams that can come true as a result. And it's a bit about Tinder and how even a dating site notorious for hookups can lead you on a path that makes you feel like Tinderella.