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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Author's Life Isn't Easy

When this blog was started, I spoke about the things that we discovered about self-publishing. All these months later, I'm still learning things that I wish we knew before we ever started writing.  Here are a few lessons from my new friends from the We Write Tribe.


Being inspired is a really good place to start your love of reading as seen in Jen D.'s blog regarding her discovery about "Banned Books".  Inspiration is also the best way to start writing your book. 


While writing your book, take careful consideration of the rules.  Many authors are aware of the adage about breaking the rules. If you feel incline to break them, then you should first review Lynnette L.'s explanation on how Breaking the Rules Can Cost You.


If you've gotten your story out to be reviewed by a critique partner or the editor, what can you do?  Well, while you're waiting to hear back, you might want to take this time to develop a marketing strategy.  Micheal R can give you some tips on developing a "Writer's Platform".  


As always, I hope the information that I've provided is helpful to you. I will continue to be on the look out for ideas to help my fellow indie authors. 


Until we meet again, have a great one!


Lynn Hallbrooks
Co-author and chief spokesperson for David McKoy
http://www.callsignwreckingcrew.com