I knew nothing about writing other than I wanted to write books, novels in particular. My first step in my journey actually took place as a child. I liked to daydream and I had a good imagination. I would adopt characters from television and I would become that character, then I would fight the bad guys. I was a hero both on Earth and in outer space. But transitioning to a teenager I started writing my stories.
Chances are you’re thinking I’m not interested in a business, I just want to write and sell books. But surprise, writing books is a business!
I am currently developing a FREE Writing Course that will cover the business of writing, writing itself, websites, and publishing. Hope to have it available in near future. If you’re interested in the course just write me at my email address (below) and I’ll send a link once the course is ready.
Book signing is still valid. It is still hard to get into stores, especially chains. Not because of bias, although that still exists, but with chains you often have to contact the corporate office and get approved. That said, if you are an author it is still worth your while.
Writers, especially beginners, think of themselves as only authors. They fail to see the whole picture.
But there is much more! An author is:
A writer of stories
If you control most, if not all, aspects of writing, publishing, and marketing, you will also reap most of the profits.
Wherever you seek that knowledge you need to learn new or improved techniques for crafting a book that people will want to read.