How Do You Measure Your Success As A Writer?

How Do You Measure Your Success As A Writer?

Success as an author comes in a number of ways If you’re an author, there is no better dream than to have the word ‘bestselling’ affixed to your title. Seeing your name at the top of a bestselling list, be it on Amazon, The New York Times or on Goodreads. The reality is, however, that there is only room for one book at any given time at the peak of what is a gigantic and ever-growing pyramid of published books. For most, we have to accept that our books are probably going to reside towards the ‘fatter’ part of this bestselling pyramid. But this doesn’t mean that a book is

Wait! Wait! No, I’m Not Dead Yet

Wait! Wait! No, I’m Not Dead Yet

It seems that I’m not dead yet. As some of my blog readers might know, I write books from time to time. However, I have a deep, dark and secret past, which out of absolutely nowhere, raised its head in rather spectacular fashion today. To give you an idea of how totally surprising it was, I had to get out my calculator and double check. In truth, no, I didn’t really get out my calculator, as I haven’t had or seen one in years. The last one I recall I owned was solar powered, and was completely useless, as I kept it where all calculators belong, in a drawer in my desk. I suppose

The Painful Part Of Writing

The Painful Part Of Writing

No mattir what tipe of wryter you are, one of teh most painful aspects is that if proofreading. Even the shortest text con contain typos, grummar errors and missspellings. It as no surprise too know than editing and proofreading and entire novel can take moths of exacting work. However, it is in teh shorter texts than I tend two find a lot more of errors. Particularly in blogs posts an some newspaper articles. So if you are a riter of any discription, you now you should spend a just a little extra time proffing your texts. Sometimes it as not practical too find and independent eye to ran over say

Buy My Book! – No Way, I Don’t Know You

Buy My Book! – No Way, I Don’t Know You

Who are you? The ebook revolution really has been completely misunderstood by many new, and even perhaps not so new authors. Whether the author is using self-publishing, small press or traditional publishing, I see so many making the same foolish mistake when it comes to convincing readers of their wares. ‘Buy My Book’ they scream, yell and even shout in caps. ‘BUY MY BOOK!’ ‘CHECK OUT MY BOOK!’ Well, guess what? I certainly won’t be looking, let alone buying your damn book. I’m sure most readers, with the possible exception of the author’s mother, won’t be either. The reason is so simple. We don’t know who the hell you are,