If you’ve ever felt tied to your family’s past and wanted to break free to live life on your own terms, you’ll want to listen to today’s episode featuring Gail Weiss Gaspar, author of “Carrying my Father’s Torch.”
One question that many new and aspiring authors have is “Should I outline my book or just go with the flow?” To answer this question — and take my bias out of the answer — I did a little research on what those in the biz — authors and those who help authors alike — think about whether or not you should outline your nonfiction book.
Blogs have come a long way from their birth as a way to create an online journal where you could digitally write your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and practically anything that you want people to read. People may still use them in that fashion but the software that runs those sites – the blogging platform – has matured to the point that it rivals enterprise-level content management systems. In this post, I’m going to share the basics of blogging for authors.
The Authorneer’s Journey is one type of Author’s Journey. Authorneers are authors who mindfully build their author platform, work artfully to bring out their inner author, and engineer their authorpreneurship. Not every author wants or needs to be an authorneer. And that’s OK. However, by learning the steps it takes to be one, you can greatly improve the results of your book, even if you decide not to build an author-based business. I invite you to listen even if you think it doesn’t apply to you because you never know what golden nugget you’ll find!
The Guest on Episode 2 of The Author’s Switch is Cayman Kelly, a multimedia professional, host, actor, author, radio personality, and leading voice-over artist known for his smooth and contemporary prime-time sound. This month, he released his debut book From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream. Listen in as he tells his story and shares how he came to write a book.
In this first episode of The Author’s Switch, I explain what the podcast is all about. Then, I walk you through the five phases of the Author’s Journey. It is my hope that by hearing this framework, you’ll realize that you are not alone and that there are not only steps you can take to move forward as an author, but there are people who can help you and support you along the way. To help illustrate each phase, I share a story from my Author’s Journey.
We tend to think of the word “no” like a big red stop sign in the middle of the street. But has it ever occurred to you that sometimes saying “no” is what’s going to push you forward?
What’s the difference between a good idea and a bad idea? As an authorneer, you want to get really good at telling the difference before you put too much energy into a book or other projects. In this post, I’m going to explore some ways to evaluate your ideas.
I’m always on the lookout for products that will help me do more cool things with my marketing. Sometimes I find things that have a learning curve (like AI-based transcription software) and sometimes I find things that are not only straightforward but spark my creative juices as I being to play with them. Case in point, my new Tripod Stand for Phone or Tablet that just arrived this week.