One of the most common mistakes a writer can make is thinking that everyone will buy their book. When I ask aspiring authors who their book is for, more often than not, the answer is ……Everyone! (more…)
A book with no purpose is like throwing bread to a den of hungry lions hoping one of them will take a bite of your bread.
This is a quote I shared at our first Gladys Famoriyo Academy seminar titled. ‘Author Delusion: How To Become A Successful Author’ in London (31st March 2012).
We all know that lions don’t eat bread, so why do we adopt this strategy when it comes to writing our books? For your book to make an impact and sell (yes we do want the money too), it needs a clear purpose (e.g. to invoke an action, teach a skill, help someone overcome a situation, change attitudes, etc). And all this needs to be done with your primary (and secondary) audience in mind. You can’t just write (as many green authors passionately declare) because what you write for the goose may not be appropriate for the gander. (more…)
Are you determined to succeed as an author? Perhaps you want to write a book or two. It could be you have started writing or you have even completed your manuscript. Great stuff!