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Why your books won't sell or aren't selling

Started by Pam Perry Mar 25, 2010. 0 Replies

I've been getting asked the same questions over and over again lately, and so I thought I'd answer all of those questions with this article. The basic gist of what people are asking me isthis: "why…Continue

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Comment by Pam Perry on March 25, 2010 at 1:59
Yes, I’ve written books and yes, I help people to write books, but you know what? Books can give writing a bad rap. The idea of creating a book makes writing intimidating–it makes you think that unless you’re writing the equivalent of War and Peace, why write at all?

However, our goal here in this series is change, and you don’t have to write 300 pages to create change in your life. In fact, it can happen in as little as 20 lines. I say this from experience: I am a writer because every time I write something, MAGIC happens. This goes back to my childhood. I wrote a poem and made a friend. I wrote a note for a teacher and made a roomful of people cry. I wrote a story and learned to understand my father.

It’s probably been the same for you. You just never recognized it before. Think about it. What happened when you wrote…

* a note to a friend
* a birthday card
* a thank you note
* an “I love you” note in a lunch bag
* a page in your journal?

If you can make something happen by writing these brief items, it stands to reason that you can make change happen by writing other things as well. And size doesn’t matter!

Words have power and energy. The word “yes” feels differently from the word “no”. It feels better to write the word “love” that to write the word “hate”. I think we lose touch with that power and energy when we whip words around in speedy text messages and emails. It’s difficult to honor the power of words when they’re coming at you like darts!

But I encourage you to slow down and harness the power and energy of words through writing. Once you harness it, you can focus it on what you want to change in your life and start that magical process to help the change happen. Here’s how to get started.

A Reason to Write

Start with a clear intention. What do you want to write about? What do you want to accomplish? Perhaps you want to…

* strengthen a relationship
* work out a problem
* clear your mind of clutter
* honor a memory
* get clarity on a decision
* figure out what you really want

What to Write

When you write, you can sit in front of your computer or use a pad of paper, whatever is most comfortable for you. Then write whatever you want. Maybe it will take the form of a story, maybe you will “talk to yourself” on paper. Just let the words come.

Listen

Here’s a little secret: they are already there. Words are going through your head all the time. They can soothe you or scare you, motivate you or frustrate you.

But if you listen to the words, you can reach out and take them and put them down on paper. Once you do so you can, to some extent, control them. You can decide what action you’ll take from there. And when you take action, you begin to make change. See how that works? Magic!

© 2010 Sophfronia Scott
Sophfronia Scott is Executive Editor of the Done For You Writing & Publishing Company. Learn what a difference being a published author can make for your business. Get your FREE audio CD, “How to Succeed in Business By Becoming a Bestselling Author” and your FREE online writing and book publishing tips at www.DoneForYouWriting.com.
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Comment by Pam Perry on March 25, 2010 at 2:02
Comment by Lynn Pinder on October 20, 2011 at 15:16

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Christmas E-Book

Deadline: November 1, 2011

 

Seeking Christian authors to submit short stories, poems or creative essays that help people understand the true meaning of Christmas.  Visit http://freechristmase-book.blogspot.com to view the submission guidelines and to download the 2010 version of the E-book. 

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Comment by Lynn Pinder on November 18, 2012 at 22:23

It's that time of year again!  Meet us in Baltimore, MD on December 8th for the 2012 Christian Writer's Literary Festival!

Even if you can't attend the 2012 Christian Writer's Literary Festival in Baltimore, MD on December 8th, your book, ministry, business, product or service can!  Purchase a color ad for inclusion in the "official" program booklet. Your color ad will be included in both the digital and hard copy versions.  If interested, email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com to request an Ad Application. Email your completed application along with your ad payment.  Please visit http://christianwritersliteraryfestival.blogspot.com to submit your ad payment.

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