Mary E. Davis

Author & Professional Ghost Writer

AHA! “AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS”

     Being involved in countless discussion groups on various social networking sites, I’ve come in contact with so many writers who are at all different stages of their careers. Every one of them has something of value to offer, from the highly successful novelist with 15 titles under his belt to the newbie writer who rekindles our passion to get a story out of our heads and into print!

     In our forums, there are many discussions on the ins-and-outs of becoming a published author. Interacting with so many people from all parts of the globe reminds me of the importance of ‘giving back.’ Hence, the emergence of “AHA! AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS!”

     At “AHA!” we will explore the different facets and phases of a writer’s career and how he navigates the hurdles to becoming a published author. So, please use this forum and feel free to ask questions, offer advice or simply pontificate on any publishing topics of interest to you!

     “AHA! AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS” will become your one-stop resource for ‘all things publishing’ and a place where you can learn, vent, network and share on your favorite topics within the ‘writing world!’

     Please feel free to share what’s happening in your own ‘writer’s world!’ We’ll help publicize while we fraternize at “AHA! AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS!”

 

 

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5 comments on “AHA! “AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS”

  1. jadereyner
    June 25, 2013

    Like the idea very much – where do you go to access the forum?

  2. intimagemd
    June 25, 2013

    Hi Jade! For now, we’ll connect here…..additional plans in the works…..but I’ll be noting topics here; answering questions & comments here; and connecting followers to others via this page. We’ll be talking about things like traditional vs. self-publishing; how to write query letters; how to research and create book proposals; the importance of a literary agent; what various authors think about book signings; how to market and brand a new book title…..etc. etc.

  3. Margie Peterson
    June 25, 2013

    At two different Barnes & Noble events, I had the chance to Orson Scott Card and Stephen Cannell give their book talks and observe how they interacted with their fans. They cut no-one off and they gave considered answers to young people’s questions. I was incredibly impressed and touched by their kindness. In fact, Stephen Cannell explained that years later, he went back years to talk to a producer who had been unfairly critical of his pitch, “Don’t kill the dream.”

    • intimagemd
      June 26, 2013

      Thanks for sharing, Margie! I, too, always have more respect for people who treat everyone, regardless of age, with dignity and respect. As the mother of two, a college sophomore and a high school senior, I’ve always done this with my own kids, so it’s just natural to treat ALL young people in the same manner. In my book, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MOM, I discussed how to build a brick-and-mortar business while simultaneously having a family. I explained that my own philosophy on motherhood revolves around the fact that I’ve always felt that ‘I’m raising adults,’ not ‘raising children.’ I believe that people ‘show who they really ARE’ by the way they treat the youngest and the oldest in any setting! (The smartest people I know feel they can learn something from EVERYONE, young and old alike!)

  4. James More
    June 26, 2013

    Raise the Flag is a book with six easy reading stories about a hard journey for education by an author who endures political righteous persecution, and Raise the Flag is something made in the USA, not imported, and not a Harley or the owner roaring down the road passing gas and making threats against this author for the USA flag on the front of a book. When this author uses his education for something tangible, and he uses his head for something because now he has Raise the Flag hats. For a preview and for a look at the Raise the Flag hats http://www.jamesmorebooks.com

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