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Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 11

Today’s guest post continues the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. Last year I featured numerous guest posts from indie authors who’d been successful, and I noted the diversity of reasons for their success—some completely in contradiction to another’s—so I thought it would be helpful to have more authors give their insights into the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. Hopefully it will help you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from Jade Kerrion:

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but began self-publishing in June 2012. Since then, I’ve learned a great deal, but if I had to pick the top five lessons learned in 2012, it would be these:

1. Investing in yourself is the best investment you’ll ever make. It is said that it takes 10,000 hours (that’s 5 years of full-time work) to become an expert in your field, whether you’re a plumber, electrician, musician, or author, and it’s not just about putting in the time. It’s about doing the right things during those 10,000 hours. It means learning the art and craft of writing, and practicing it. It could mean classes; it could mean reading books on writing; it could mean working with well-trained editors or critique groups. Continue Reading…

Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 10

Today’s guest post continues the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. Last year I featured numerous guest posts from indie authors who’d been successful, and I noted the diversity of reasons for their success—some completely in contradiction to another’s—so I thought it would be helpful to have more authors give their insights into the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. Hopefully it will help you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from Debbie Young.

I’m a writer and blogger, I published my first book in 2012, and I also create customised WordPress websites for authors, so I’ve spent an enormous amount of time this year exploring the fast-evolving world of self-publishing. No doubt what I’ve learned will equip me to tackle with more confidence my ambitious self-publishing plans for the New Year: at least one book of short stories (“Tuning In,” inspired by listening to the radio) and an anthology of posts from my personal blog, www.youngbyname.me. I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, at the kind invitation of Susanne Lakin, I will also help you achieve your self-publishing ambitions for 2013, whatever they may be. Continue Reading…

Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 9

Today’s guest post continues the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. Last year I featured numerous guest posts from indie authors who’d been successful, and I noted the diversity of reasons for their success—some completely in contradiction to another’s—so I thought it would be helpful to have more authors give their insights into the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. Hopefully it will help you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from Matthew Turner:

2012: what a crazy, insane, amazing, lovable, and heart-wrenching year you have been. I finished writing Beyond Parallel (after six-years!), edited it with my editor, perfected it, read it, cried over it, and eventually, at some point, published it via Amazon. This all happened as I developed my blog, social media, guest posts, and general knowledge of the publishing industry. Continue Reading…

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