Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans.
- It’s America’s birthday. Meaning a celebration with family and friends.
- What happened within the walls of what became known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was life changing. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both debated and adopted.
- Within the Constitution lies multiple Amendments. The First Amendment is essential and critical to what we authors do: Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press.
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Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment or religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of people peaceable to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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Cherish the fact that our Founding Fathers lit our writing paths with … freedom. Freedom for our words and our books.
For ALL Authors and Writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Their meaning … their impact … their ability to make a difference … to create change … to solve problems … to relieve pain … to entertain. That’s a tremendous amount of power. It’s a very cool thing to think about this 4th of July—wouldn’t you agree? Have a grand day … the sparkler in your hand is your words, your passion, your vision. Hold it high.
Spend the time with your family and your friends today. And honor yourself for what you do for so many. Our Founding Fathers would be proud.
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of AuthorU.org, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 35 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 was published in 2016: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.
Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th. Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. 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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Author U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps, and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre-, during and post-publishing of their books. Join AuthorU.org today.
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