We’re in a period of transition in the book world. Everyone’s wondering what the next great trend is. We’re waiting…
Before we delve too deep into the techniques of successfully writing a deep POV, let’s first define what a deep POV is. It’s limited knowledge, immediate action and reaction, an inside-out POV, and it’s highly biased by the character’s opinions and interpretations. This works with first person and deep third person. But just because you’re writing in these two POV’s doesn’t mean that you’ve autmatically hit your deep POV mark.
I’ve seen how a failure to budget an indie author career can have drastic consequences. A lot of authors don’t think any of this could happen to them, but the truth is, you just don’t know until you’ve passed the point of no return.
When we’re focusing on developing habits, it’s sometimes easy to fall into some bad ones. Here are a few things to look for, and why we’re working so hard on this instead of selling books first.
Whatever word you use, we each have something that pulls us back a little when things get a little too tough. Whatever your goal is—words, edits, management, publishing, making money—we’re going to deal with attacking that today.
Any big dream has three parts:
You’re Super Goal + Your Ultimate Why + How Your Life Will Be Different
THE FIRST STEP TO CREATING ACTUAL HABITS IS TO DEFINE WHAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT IN LIFE.
Your brand is like a short-cut for the most important aspect of marketing your books: creating the emotional connection between your reader and your books before they even begin reading your book.
If you’ve read any of my articles, you know that I talk a lot about metrics, and there are many viable reasons for that. Only with metrics can you assess your successes and failures and how to correct your path if you’re veering into failure.
Marketing is about finding the people who would be interested in what you’re selling. Branding is about creating a product said people would be interested in and offering to them in a manner they’ll trade money for.