How to become a successful author
How to Become a Successful Author Without a College Degree: The Very Short Guide: Book One by Jermaine ReedPeople often ask me, Do I need a college degree to become a successful author? As an author with a college degree who has both self-published books and gotten a traditional book deal with a publisher, I can assure you that you do not need a degree to become an author. However, there are certain steps you must follow and skills you must possess for your author dreams to come true. Inside this very short guide, Ill tell you how.
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What are you about to do? Then you will yourself out of bed to get on with it. The fire in your belly is stoked. You know the moment pen touches paper or fingers touch keyboard , powerful, pulsating prose will flow. This can happen every single day, starting tomorrow. All you have to do is master five habits of highly successful writers. Anything worth doing — staying fit, being a better partner, improving your writing — comes down to what you do, day in, day out.
Do you want to become an author? After an athlete completed the reps comprising a set, they marked an X through the first line. To complete a session, the athletes, including Arnold, had to mark an X through each of the five or six lines. This practice had a huge impact on my motivation. I did what I set out to do.
Maybe you want to write the Great American Novel. Maybe you want to publish a collection of grandma's recipes from the old country. Maybe you want to publish a specialist monograph to boost your professional status.
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Now is the best time to be a writer, but technology is forcing writers to reinvent themselves. They need a new model for becoming successful. The goal of these ten keys is to provide the model. Purpose —personal, literary, publishing, and community goals that inspire you to achieve them. Prose —devoting yourself to the holy trinity of content: reading, writing, and sharing. The holy trinity of communication is people, platform , and pre-promotion. People —crowdsourcing your success by building win-win relationships with engaged, committed communities of people you serve who want to help you, because they know, like, and trust you.