How to Be An Author

To be an author, you need to do writing. 

The essence of writing is the act of sitting upon your derriere, placing your fingers on the keyboard and allowing words to spring from your mind onto the screen.  You need three skills:

  • Focus
  • Focus
  • Focus

These are the skills I have learned from shooting pictures, firing bullets and reading books. If you have these, you will get the job done. But if you’re having difficulty, if you have been writing nearly all your life and if you want to become a serious author, then you will possibly need a little help along the way.

There are thousands of books on the topic of how to be an author, so why am I writing this one? I could ask one simple question:

“Why not?” 

But there’s also another answer: life is short. We only get one shot at the life we have right now and we need all the help we can get along the way to realising our dreams.

During the next few posts, I’ll be letting you in on some personal secrets.  How I got my books written, published and promoted – as well as what I do to help other authors get their books out to the readers of the world.

Many people have asked for my help in publishing their books.  They’ve emailed me their manuscripts and posted me links to their blogs, vlogs, books, and articles, asking for me to cast my eye over them, amend and recommend to agents and publishers.

So that I can reach a greater audience, I considered putting all my secret treasures together, here, especially for you.

The things I’ll be offering here, on how to be an author are from:

  • personal experience and
  • personal knowledge

Put simply, what I’ve learned about writing non-fiction and fiction books you’ll get direct from me.

All the best,

Kaye Bewley

EXTRACT from: How to be an Author – Vol.1: Writing Your Writing 

Kaye Bewley
Kaye Bewleyhttp://www.bewleybooksplus.com/
KAYE Bewley assists people get the best out of their life. After 30+ years in the media, marketing and military fields, she turned to psychology and spirituality. In combining the knowledge, skills and experience gathered from these areas she assists people get their own book in them, out. She also contributes to various local, national and international print and online magazines on a range of topics that include psychology, spirituality to gender in the workplace.
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Valerie Collins

Kaye,
I look forward to reading your post to come. I’m in the process of writing my first book. I don’t have writers block but I have been writing non-stop since June and my mind is tired. So much so, that I only pick up on my book maybe once a week instead of everyday. Is this normal??

Maureen Nowicki
Maureen Nowicki

It sounds like you are going to present some clear ideas for us all to follow based on your experience. I am sure many of us will gain from that wisdom. To your upcoming posts – Kaye.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thank you for your generosity in sharing your knowledge so that others can pursue the passion of being an author. #goodkindoflife

Larry Tyler

Thank for you post. I look for ward to reading more.

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