Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ask yourself- what is your platform? What is your ability to get an audience?
Blog every day, Writing is putting your passion into print. Figure out who your audience is and connect with them. Figure out who they are connected to and so on and so on.
Four traits to be a successful author-
1) Research- Do your homework before querying agents. Agents get mass queries all the time not in their field, or books already been done. Get to know your section in the bookstore. Read all who write in your category. Tell an agent they represent books like yours.
3) WRITE every day, even for just 15-minutes a day. Have a set time to write.
4) Perseverance – Don’t let rejection stop you. People who keep going succeed. Learn something new each time you get a rejection letter. Make it better each time you get a critique. Feedback helps make it better. Deal with rejection gracefully.
Getting great reviews from well know blogger does a lot in promoting your book.
Book Doctors is a good source http://www.thebookdoctors.com/
Acknowledgment section in a book of your genre is a great way to find an agent.