This hit my funny bone, my wish bone, and my backside all in one glorious montage of gifs and words of wisdom and wit..Donna Parker hits several nails on the head with How to be a Bestselling author in 3 days or less. After 20 years I have come to the conclusion that the planets, stars have to be aligned along with perseverance, a thick skin, unlimited optimism, hard work, and a touch of delusion. I keep going despite the prospect of sitting on Oprah or Graham Norton’s couch discussing my bestseller dimming. At the end of the day I have decided the money would be great but being read and enjoyed is a definite plus. Thank you Donna for brightening the week and if you are reading this Oprah or Graham.. I am available anytime….
There’s a lot of noise out there about how to write a bestseller.
Why don’t we break it down.
Let’s simplify the process and get you to bestseller status in 3 days or less!
1. Write a book.
Use as many words as you think you need.
Plots are plots (it’s all been done/redone/overdone; characters are key).
Use a computer…
pencil or pen…
None of it means anything if you don’t use your heart.
Do not try this at home.
Being your own editor is like trying to cure your own cancer.
Don’t mistake skill or intent for reality.
A friend, family member, professional editor, a dog or cat (if the communication is clear) – anyone (and I mean anyone) but you.
3. Get published.
Big fancy publisher, self-publishing, blog it in serialized form, print them out and hand them to the masses on a street corner…
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