10 Guest Post Topics Authors Are Afraid Of

The Most Over-Hyped Marketing Techniques

This is one that I know a few authors would love to write on, but the vast majority would not. Why? Because they want to believe that every technique promoted as the best ones really do work. Now that is not saying that they aren’t a little effective or can be for a spell, but there are many that are pushed as crucial for a writer’s marketing plan yet they rarely show enough results for the time and money put into it.

Why Editing is So Crucial to a Quality Book

Okay, so a good number would write on this one as well, but you’d be surprised how many would not. Why? They don’t edit their books.

The Humility of Being an Author

They might write on it, but their words will be hollow at least by the majority of writers. Why? Because they are some of the most arrogant group of people on this planet.

The Best 1 Star Review to Receive

Why would authors avoid this question? Because they only want five star reviews. Okay, I’m being a little facetious. Most are happy with four stars as well. But I do know a few who only expect to receive five stars. Seriously, they do. They’ve told me so.

Taking Criticism for Your Writing with Joy

Can anyone really do this? They should, but most authors won’t. Guess what? Your book isn’t perfect. It isn’t going to be liked by everyone including famous and influential people. Not even the bestselling authors get that kind of following.

Being Happy Just Writing and Not Selling

I’ve met a handful of authors who could easily write a guest post on this topic. They want to sell books. Just writing for the fun of it is alien to them. Are authors able to be happy not selling a single copy? The truth might be more shocking than you realize which is why many authors won’t write about it. Their dream is to become famous and make millions like Rawlings, King, and Meyers.

When a Writer Has to Admit He’s Wrong

While many writers will admit to their mistakes and write about them, just as many or more won’t. Why? They don’t want to admit that they didn’t do it all right the first time. I have helped to edit work, and you’d be surprised how many authors think their writing is Nobel Prize material.

Admitting My Writing Needs to Improve

One author write a scene and kept repeating herself. I pointed it out and got told how she was right and I needed to let her write the way she wanted to. I wanted to ask then why get your book edited at all. She ignored me and published the book. The reviews pretty much repeated everything I said. She even argued with the reviewers online.

Yes, I Spam My Writing

Over and over I see writers post the same link to the same book multiple times a day and on multiple groups on the same day. If you get down to it, there is nothing wrong with it, but it is borderline spamming. When you shove your own work in the face of people day after day, I think you can call it spamming.

Write About Failures

You always see where people are writing about what worked for them. They brag about all their successes. Why not write about what you screwed up on? What did you do wrong? What did you learn from it?

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