Do You Have Any Advice for Aspiring Authors?

Do You Have Any Advice for Aspiring Authors?

by Tessa Dawn

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Overview

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS is a short, no-nonsense booklet containing five practical tips plus inspiration for aspiring writers.

Chapter One: WRITE! (No, really...)

If you truly want to be a writer...and then a published author (traditional, hybrid, or indie)...you have to write and write and write! The exact same thing could be said about reading, devouring everything you can in the genre you wish to write in, studying the prose of numerous authors, and getting a feel for the bestselling stories (common themes, world-building, and contemporary writing), but for the purpose of this booklet, we'll stick to writing: There's simply no substitute for putting words on a page...

Chapter Two: You need a professional editor! (And no, it cannot be your sister-in-law.)

A lawyer needs a paralegal; a professional football coach needs an offensive and defensive coordinator; and a professional author needs a professional editor.

Chapter Three: You really should advertise! (Or at least think about it.)

The real question is: Is it okay to just bury that treasure where no one can find it?

Chapter Four: You must possess a very stiff spine! (Your opinion is none of my business.)

My point is this: If you are going to keep changing, editing, alternating your style and your storytelling based on personal preferences, then prepare for an endless game of whack-a-mole. That extra romance you just added to appease Sally has ticked off Susan. That character who was a little too gruff for Joe was not brutish enough for Daniel. Now you're caught in an endless vortex of switching something to appease a reader, only to have to change it back...in order to appease another.

Chapter Five: Never give up! (The Law of Attraction)

At the end of the day, this is your gift, your diamond; what do you want to do with it?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161078013
Publisher: Ghost Pines Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/24/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 79,781
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado, where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her master’s degree in nonprofit management.

Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first full-length novel at the age of eleven. By the time she graduated high school, she had a banker’s box full of short stories and novels. Since then, she has published works as diverse as poetry, greeting cards, workbooks for kids with autism, and academic curricula. Her Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance novels represent her long-desired return to her creative-writing roots and her passionate flair for storytelling.

Eighteen books later, Tessa now has readers in over 100 countries, and her novels have reached #1 bestselling status eighteen times, appearing on fifty-nine bestseller lists in forty-seven different categories. Her personal author-ranking has climbed to #2 in Horror and #11 in both Fantasy and Paranormal, placing her on the Amazon “Bestselling Author” charts next to three of her favorite authors: Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Tessa currently splits her time between the Colorado suburbs and mountains, but she hopes to one day move to the country where she can own horses and what she considers “the most beautiful creature ever created”—a German shepherd dog.

As of 2019, she is a member of NINC, SFWA, and RWA(PAN).

Writing is her bliss.

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Do You Have Any Advice for Aspiring Authors? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jane73 20 days ago
What a truly unique easy read that is filled to the brim with amazing advice and tid bits on how to and encouragement and all from the incredible Tessa Dawn!!!! A MUST HAVE for any aspiring author!!
Julie-Bibby 20 days ago
Wow, I am absolutely blown away! What an amazing gift Author Tessa Dawn has given us in this booklet. Dawn taps into deep areas that I as an aspiring author, have not thought about. Areas such as, staying true to yourself as a writer, the importance of having a professional editor, why it’s important to promote your book and getting it out there to be seen as well as sold. This booklet is truly a gem and a must have for anyone who’s dreams are of becoming a published author. Fabulous source to have! Thank you, Tessa Dawn, for this wonderful gift.