Friday, October 7, 2022

Words For Authors To Write By


Sometimes writers lose their way.  They need a mantra or inspirational principle to live by. What is yours?

They feel drained from rejection — and burdened just by the fear of being ignored or denied. They can suffer writer’s block or get overwhelmed by their marketing needs. Life, too, can be burdensome with its complications due to relationships, money issues, health matters, chores, and day-to-day interactions with irascible, agitating morons.

How does the writer refuel, capture a positive mojo, and feel the support needed to drive himself to succeed? The writer must dig deep into his or her inner being to find hope, desire, strength, and confidence.

Writers search for help, fulfillment, and rewards everywhere. They often turn to other people or activities for support or inspiration, including these:

* Family and friends can help — or hurt.

* Therapists and coaches can assist — or confuse us.

* Entertainment and travel provide escapes — but don’t solve anything.

* Sleep relaxes us — but doesn’t change things.

* Food and addictions keep us going — but take us nowhere.

* Religion gives us hope and comfort — but it can’t get us published or marketed.

Writers need to go beyond absorbing pain, setbacks, and frustration. They need to do more than engage in distractive behavior. They simply need a foundational principle, mantra, or rule to live by as it concerns writing and marketing their work.

What is — or will be — your guiding principle?

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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:

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