What I’ve Learned After 3 Years…

Chris, the story reading ape, always has such interesting guests. Today his guest is author Charles E. Yallowitz, an intriguing man in his own right.

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A big thank you to the Storyreading Ape for allowing me to bestow my knowledge . . . Nope. Couldn’t write that last part with a straight face. You see, I went full-time author in December of 2012 and I’ve learned a lot since them. Though most of what I learned is rather ‘me specific’, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t figured a few things out that can help a new author avoid a few pitfalls. These are all general ideas and observations that can easily be undone from the start.


I say this every time someone asks for advice:

What works for one person might not work for another. This means you should research every marketing and writing path to see if it fits what you want to do. One way to figure this out is to see if you’re getting opposing suggestions. For example, I write…

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Author: conniejjasperson

Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

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