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Offline tromadz  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 9, 2013 3:18:52 PM(UTC)
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Besides being an award-winning screenwriter and touring comedian, I am going to be adding author to that resume. Children's Books, no less!

Are there any authors here or published folks who know a thing or two about this journey I am about to embark on? I'd love to hit you up and ask a few questions!


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Offline wpr  
#2 Posted : Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:39:53 AM(UTC)
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that is awesome. A friend of mine has a son who has illustrated several children's books. I will see if I can get you an email address or something.
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Offline Cheesey  
#3 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2013 12:04:37 PM(UTC)
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I READ a book once.....does that count???Big Grin
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Offline Denni Towle  
#4 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2013 12:34:11 PM(UTC)
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I'm a published author. What information would you like?
Offline Zero2Cool  
#5 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2013 1:28:41 PM(UTC)
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Offline Wade  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:02:39 AM(UTC)
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1. Find a good editor and treat him/her well. I don't know if you are planning to publish the traditional way or whether you are planning on self-publishing, but regardless, having a good editor is one of the most important things *any* author can have.
2. Find 2-3 readers who will point out problems.
3. Self-publish. IMO, traditional publishing is almost as effed-up an industry as higher education.
3. Self-market. Even if you go the traditional publisher route -- unless you are a "name," you're likely to get short shrift from the publisher in marketing your book for you. Get a copy of John Kremer's 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.
None of the above. It wouldn't have been a wasted vote. Obama and Romney -- Those were the wasted votes.
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