Writer’s block is an obstacle for many authors. If writer’s block is a problem for you, the following suggestions may help you to get started:
Make an Outline of Your Ideas
Producing a one-page outline, or writing as little as ten keywords on a page, can guide me through the preparation and completion of an article. Devote a block of time to simply preparing article outlines or chronological sequences that can later serve as a useful tool …
Book Editors & Book Publishing Are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Why so many authors think that their friend who teaches literature at the local college, or their sister who
loves everything they write and do is the perfect editor for their work is beyond me.
Your editor can make or break your work—she can shape and shore it up … or, put in some commas and check your spelling. There are now more self and independent …
Summer “officially” passes this week. For authors, their eyes begin to look at upcoming Holiday sales. The thought of writing anything new moves to the back burner. Should it? Nope.
Keep your blogs ALIVE during this busy time … with new ideas, repurposing of old content … and not opening the door to an invitation of doing nothing–of letting stickiness creep in.
Have you ever had one of those days? Can’t think of a thing … not …
A week doesn’t go by without these two questions coming in: What do I blog on? What should my next book be about? That, dear Author, is easy peasy to respond to. There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on. If you think you need to, you are going to experience burnout pronto. Take a break and noodle over what you have already done. …
What do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!
We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!
March 4 … Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.
A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to …
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …
We all need some type of a guide for a project. Oh, you may have one in your head—which is good. Visualizing what your book will look like; feel like; seeing buyers line up to buy it; speaking from a stage to hundreds—heck, thousands, is always good. But, what’s the plan in getting there? What are you doing to hold yourself accountable in bringing those crowds; delivering the book for which that the oohs and …
Within AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, you will discover a myriad of tips, tricks, how-tos that will leap your book, author and publishing success factors significantly. Each show is fresh and topical–52 of them a year—information that authors at all stages of publishing are seeking. Whether it’s creation, production, or marketing strategies—you will discover and learn what the latest is to support your success.
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It’s the New Year … and there is no better time than to start a new, critical habit or fine-tune one that you are doing that is essential to author and book success: the ability to create awesome HEADLINES.
Yes, Headlines count … whether it’s the phrase that an On-Air personality uses or something in print … headlines count. The question is: are you using them? Your headline is the first thing anyone sees or hears.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from AuthorU to you.
The, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you. The long anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens certainly woke up millions of movie goers, breaking records this past weekend. Launching forward 30 years from where it left devotees 10 years ago, AuthorU members who joined the crowds report …