Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Author’s Escape Room


You ever join a group of people and try to get out of an Escape Room? It is an experience similar to being an author. 

In case you are not familiar with the concept, you pay money to join others in trying to get out of a locked room. Players need to collaborate and work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and progress through the game.  Communication, patience mixed with a sense of urgency, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential for success, as players will need to use logic, knowledge, and creativity to figure out each mini-challenge. 

Authors, like Escape Room participants, must: 

* Be observant and alert.

* Know that you already have all that you need.

* Work as a team.

* Never stop looking for a solution even when frustrated.

* Reread the clues to success until you hear them differently.

* Keep trying and never give up.

* Focus on the prize/goal and feel inspired.

* Know that there is definitely a way out and a correct path to seek.

* See how one success builds on another and leads to bigger things. 

Do you want to be better at writing, publishing, and marketing your book? Try your hand at an Escape Room — and then transfer those skills, attitudes, and lessons learned to your work as a writer.  

You will break through!


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Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!


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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on LinkedIn. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.4 million pageviews. With 4,600+ posts over the past dozen years, it 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 years 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, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, 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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