Your book isn’t selling? Try this method instead.

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In today’s crowded literary market it can be frustrating to make a name for yourself. As you spend money to produce, edit, and market your work, the big picture can get lost in the publishing shuffle.

“What do I do?” You ask? Don’t sweat it. There is a way to get your books noticed. And no excessive money is require for marketing.

The key is persistence. That and getting quality books to market while building your brand. This is the only way to ensure your legacy as a writer. And always you make sure you write what you want to write. Chasing the marketing, as I’m sure many of you already know, is a losing scenario.

There is only one you out there, so show the world what you’re made of. And don’t settle for less when writing. Succeed on your own terms. That’s the best way.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.

 

 

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The path to writing success runs through this

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Some of the best experiences come from mistakes. And writers who learn from them put themselves in a strong position to achieve their literary goals.

But let me tell you something you’ve probably learned on your own, it’s a long, painful road to success. Good things take time, but you can gain experience without unnecessary frustration from networking with other authors.

Especially ones who’ve achieved success in the battlefield we call publishing.

Sure it may be tough to build relationships with such folks, but it can be done. Keep an eye out on who’s who in the book world, especially the names in your genre. Then, reach out to them and try to build a relationship.

Not everyone will gift you their time, but some just might. And it is through these relationships you can pick up valuable tips which you otherwise would’ve had to learn through trial and error.

I know this as a fact, since I was fortunate enough to find a lady who has achieved unprecedented success as an independent writer. Her debut book was a blockbuster, and she keeps going from strength to strength.

Again, it’s not easy, but if you get yourself out there and try and build genuine relationships with successful authors, you may just tap into some really invaluable advice.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.

How to defeat negativity

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Negativity is something every writer, and person faces. It rears its head in many ways. From self-doubt, to an obnoxious critic of your work.

It can wreak havoc on the best of us. But there’s a sure-fire way to make sure it never bothers you.

You face it.

I don’t think you should ignore any negative influence(s), nor run away from them. Why? That just gives it the power to come re-visit you when you’re feeling vulnerable again.

I’d say the best way to combat this is to let it come to you. Yes. You read correctly. Let it come to you. And when it does you analyze it. You accept it for what it is. Then you kick the living shit out of it when you understand it really has no power over you or your writing destiny.

It may be cliche, but understanding your enemy is the best way to defeat it. Once you understand that negativity should be met head-on, you’ll realize that it never had the power to stop you in the first place.

 

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.

What does publishing and childbirth have in common?

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Ahh! The beauty of writing. The agony, the sweat, the unexpected results. Will my book sell? Will I ever make it as a writer? The questions abound.

It’s sort of like childbirth I’m told. Look, I know, I’m a guy and wouldn’t know the first thing about it, but thinking outside the box has taught me to realize that the two subjects of publishing and childbirth aren’t alien concepts when you compare them.

A piece of writing goes through many stages, just like an embryo, before it can call itself a book. Just like childbirth, you never know how the child is going to turn out. Of course every parent wonders, it’s that’s normal.

Writers do the same thing, being one I can confirm this.

But isn’t that the beauty of it? Isn’t that why writers write? And why people want families? To get a part of themselves out into the world? To make sure they live on?

That’s what I aspire to do. Even if I never have kids, I’d like the best part of myself out there, so that people will know who I was long after I have departed this place called Earth.

What do you think?

T.A. UNER is the Author of various published novels and short stories. Please follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. By subscribing to his blog posts you’ll have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. Sorry! Spam not included.