Author Mindset

How to Overcome Setbacks the Indie Way

How you handle set-backs and disappointments can have a huge impact on your creative work. Who knows how many thousands of writers, indie-authors and creatives have quit along the way. But success cannot happen without many failures along the way and without risk there can’t be any success. Learning how to overcome setbacks and disappointments and bounce back is critical. We’ve all heard the crazy statistics like every 8 minutes someone uploads a book on Amazon or 80% of people want to write a book but only 1% actually do. But there are also statistics that are encouraging like 6 billion people will have access the internet in the next ten years […]

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The Zen of Patience by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci had his ups and downs in his career. Surprisingly it took quite a while for his career to take off. When he was still a poor artist trying to make a name for himself in Florence there were people that doubted him and made fun of him. Today we might call these people trolls, critics, maybe even family.   So what did da Vinci do with all the naysayers. Did he hunt them down and give them a does of their own medicine? Did he kill them like so many would in renaissance Florence? Nope. He did nothing. Nothing. He did nothing because he said ‘Patience protects me and so I wait’. He […]

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The writers shame and how to overcome it

I know this post will resonate with allot people out there and I was one of those people who was deathly ashamed of wanting to be a working creative or god forbid a……..writer. I wanted it to be my real profession, making a real living but I was so ashamed of it. I couldn’t even admit it to myself. I didn’t know why but Ideas were coming through me and I knew I had to give them life. It might be one person or it might be to 20 people on your fist blog or thousands on Facebook. But part of giving a story life is showing your work and it terrified me. When […]

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Six figure Romance Books and other Kindle Spy Secrets

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw for the first time what romance books make in the Kindle Store. I had read somewhere Romance was the biggest category but not that big! I can’t remember the author/blogger who recommended Kindle Spy but it has been one of the greatest little inventions I’ve seen for writers and authors. With one click on the Kindle Store you can see estimated sales revenue for books and categories. What is Kindle Spy? Kindle Spy is a New Unique Software Application ‘Reverse Engineers’ The Kindle Marketplace & Reveals Lucrative Kindle Niches – In Seconds!”.  If you have Google Chrome its a simple extension near your browser […]

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