An author needs to have a great bio. Why? Because people read it. Fans like to read about the author and find a connection with them. It is a way to get personal and interest them in your works.
Good bios keep readers wanting more. I have been the reader who loved one book and was won completely over when I read their bios. That means it is important. That means you have to focus on writing a bio that grabs the reader.
A great bio is one that has a reader saying, “That’s interesting.” It isn’t boring and has…
We should all learn wisdom and grow in maturity. It can only make us a better person. I want to be wiser, but I also know that I have to seek it to obtain it.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They will be a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck. (NIV)
Let’s make it personal. What does it mean when you dress up for a party, put on a special suit or piece of jewelry, or wear a family heirloom? …
Wisdom is something everyone should want to obtain. It keeps the drama at a more quiet level. It helps guide you to make the right decisions. But wisdom is what most people run from. They tend to run from wisdom and welcome with open arms foolishness and drama.
Proverbs 2:6–9 says
For the LORD gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
One mistake many authors make is thinking that if it worked John over there it will surely work for them. It has to, right? Wrong. Success for one doesn’t mean success for another. You are a unique person. Your stories are unique. Why is your marketing strategy the same as everyone else?
Why do you think there are so many marketing companies and ideas out there? Because they don’t all work all the time with all the people who try to use them. You shouldn’t expect them to. Each person has their own formula that will work for them.
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You have two characters whose conflict is getting physical. Depending on your story, it might be a sword fight, a fist fight, or even one with more creative weapons. Do you know how to describe this intense scene where the reader can see it as though they are there? Maybe not as good as you think you might. At this point, a great book comes into the picture for any writer in this position.
I have to say that this is one…
It is a sad moment when your eyes are opened to the ugly side of the ones you love. They are flesh and blood. You love them. You don’t want to see anything but the good in them. Yes, there are things about them that you can admit are flaws, but they are flaws like everyone else. Then you look closer and see the darker sides, and it isn’t pretty.
I always knew that my family would not accept someone of a different race as a spouse. I really didn’t think much of it. I had friends of different races…
One of the topics found in the book of James is what he has to say on the tongue. I’ll be honest. It usually hurts as it . The things we need to hear the most often do. But I only know of one or two people who do not need to learn more about how to control their tongue.
The tongue is a powerful force. It can cause so much damage to our loved ones and ourselves. That is why it is so important to tame that beast.
James says in 1:26–27
If anyone considers himself religious and yet…
Sometimes you have to give something to get something. New authors find it hard to get readers to take a chance on them. They have to give them a chance to find a new author and enjoy the writing.
Giving away your book could be the key to getting future sales. Take it from me as a reader. I find authors I would pay to read just by getting the first book for free.
This is a very popular marketing tool that many authors use. By signing up with Amazon’s KDP Select program, you can give your book away for…
Less than a hundred years after the Glorious Revolution, the American colonists felt dissatisfied with how they were ruled. The disgruntled feelings were not based on religious beliefs this time. It was anger on acts imposed by the monarchy and the Parliament that were considered unfair by the colonists.
They wanted new leadership and followed the example of the English Parliament of 1688. When the masses aren’t satisfied, they look to change it. So much of history shows this.
Let’s start by exploring what the Glorious Revolution was. History.com gives a perfection description:
Who doesn’t like a good laugh? We all do. Laughter makes us feel good, both physically and mentally. Why not have a month dedicated to enjoying laughter?
There have been many studies supporting the old saying that laughter is the best medicine. I think everyone can agree that mentally and emotionally laughter can do wonders. It brightens one’s mood. It gives them a more positive outlook on life. But it might do more for your physical health than anything else.
Having a sense of humor relieves stress within your body. That in turn relieves the stress on the individual organs…