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Your author manifesto

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Oct 11, 2017 5:35:01 AM

If you've lost your way, it is time to take a stand. It is time to take ownership, to dive in head first, and shout out what you believe with passion and vigor...Well, don't shout it. Write it down.

Speaking as an author, I know how hard it is to build a brand and sell books. In a word, it can be daunting. You can get frustrated, even disheartened along the way when things aren't going as well as you imagined they would. This can lead to a lack of enthusiasm and focus. Your branding efforts will falter, and you may even be tempted to walk away from your dream.

Don't. Sit down and write your author manifesto. Turn that disappointment into passion. Why did you write a novel? What do you want readers to get out of books? Are you a storyteller that just wants to get characters from point A to point B or is there subtle commentary on the state of the world in your work? Write everything that writing means to you. Remind yourself why you devoted time and passion to writing your book. Feel that passion again.

You can do this privately or publicly. I leave that aspect of the manifesto to you, but be aware, if you choose to go public, you are inviting others to comment. That can be a vulnerable position. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a little nerve-racking.

Find that burning desire you once had to write your book again. Write your author's manifesto. 

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Richard Ridley is an award winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.

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Oct 15, 2017 11:44 PM jtbleu    says:

Today I am open to this. Nice idea. Thanks for writing on this topic. Let me say: The first stanza of my writing manifesto of mind, body and spirit I can hear even now above the horizon, coming in from the celestial spheres ...

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