Great Advice For New Authors

Cathy Lynn Brooks

I’m sure I’m not the only writer who wrote an entire book and then had absolutely no idea of how to get it published. I’d always heard about struggling writers waiting out years of rejection before finally being accepted by a publishing company. Self-publishing wasn’t even on my radar. I have a friend who is a literary agent so I thought she would help me get published. Olga gave me some great information but explained that she couldn’t take an unknown author. I must prove myself first. This left self-publishing as my only other option. I knew nothing about it.

I took an online course through Hay House. My biggest take-away from that was that I needed to develop a platform before I did anything else. I didn’t even know what a platform was at the time. It means I had to drum up some interested readers who would buy…

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