How Much Money Can An Author Make?

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“How much do authors make?” We hear that a lot, don’t we?

And we can’t help but want to hear the answer in case the news gets better than it was the last time we heard it. And sometimes, it is. Sometimes.

But where do you go for a more objective answer to that question (whether it’s encouraging or not)?

And what can you do to improve your odds of becoming a well-paid author?

I want you to have all the information you need to make the most of the experience of writing your book and sharing it with the world.

So, no fairy tales. No gloom and doom, either. By the end of this post, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect — and what not to.

How Much Do Authors Make?

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55 Fun And Creative Writing Prompts For Kids

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What better way to encourage young writers than to provide creative inspiration and the time to follow it?

That’s exactly why we’ve created this list of writing prompts for kids.

Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a writer of kids lit, or someone who knows a young storyteller, you know it can’t hurt to have a supply of story ideas.

But since many of the lists created for adult writers aren’t suitable for young readers, it makes sense to provide lists of quick writing prompts they’ll find more relatable.

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How To Become An Author In 2020

How to Become an Author

You’ve decided on an author career.

Of all the things you could do full-time (and then some) to earn an income, you’ve chosen to write books for publication.

And after hearing stories of successful writers earning more than enough with their craft, you’re ready to dive in.

Writing is much more than a hobby to you. It’s the air you breathe. Why shouldn’t it also be the thing that keeps you clothed and fed?

For that to happen, of course, you need to learn how to become an author.

And more than just seeing your books on sale at Amazon, et al, you want to earn enough in book royalties to quit your day job.

So, what are the steps to becoming a published author of bestselling books?

(SIDEBAR: If you’d like to learn our strategies for writing a bestselling book, then I suggest downloading our FREE CHECKLIST, which is the exact 46-point guide we’ve used to sell one million copies of our books.

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List of Book Genres: 30 Fiction And Nonfiction Genres You Should Know

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What’s so important about knowing the genres of books?

Well, if you’re an author with a work in progress, you’ll want to know its genre to ensure your ideal readers find and read it.

List a science fiction novel as a paranormal romance, for example, and you’ll likely end up with a flurry of negative reviews. No one wants that.

Readers of specific book genres have expectations you’ll want to meet if you want them to enjoy your book and recommend it to others.

You also want readers to see your book’s cover and know it’s the genre they want.

So, knowing your book’s genre not only helps with marketing. It can make all the difference in your writing career.

What does your book genre tell you?

Once you know your book’s genre, you can write it knowing the following expectations your book should meet:

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How To Become A Publisher (The Ultimate Guide)

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If you’re a self-published author, you may be wondering whether you could start a publishing company of your own.

It’s not crazy. And you wouldn’t be the first.

In fact, more and more authors are choosing to publish their work under their own name or a name of their choosing, rather than using Amazon as their publisher.

And what they’ve learned can help you get started.

So, if you want to learn how to become a publisher in your own right, keep reading.

How to Become a Publisher

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How To Write Dialogue In Your Novel Or Short Story

How to Write Good Dialogue

You’re reading a new story, and you’ve just hit the first bit of dialogue between two characters.

The problem? You’re too busy thinking, “What was the author thinking?” to focus on the story being told.

It’s jarring or riddled with wordy dialogue tags. As a reader, it makes you put down the book and move on.

As an author, you realize how essential it is to write dialogue that keeps the reader locked into your story.

Are you confident in the art of writing dialogue? If you need some help, we’ve got you covered.

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48 Fun Flash Fiction Writing Prompts

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You keep running into microfiction stories in your social media feeds. Some of them are really good, too.

And you’re thinking, “I bet I could write something like that.”

All you need are some inspiring flash fiction prompts to get you started.

Even if you just want to challenge yourself to write more and to share more of what you write, flash fiction is an excellent way to hone your storytelling skills.

And if you win some flash fiction writing challenges along the way, so much the better.

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