What not to say to authors (and what to say instead)

What every reader should know ….

AUTHOR ALLSORTS

NOTE: I LOVE being an author. I feel like the luckiest THING ever. This post is not a sign of my unhumbleness.

…However, since the wonder of being published, I’ve got one niggle. Whenever I talk to anyone about my books, people say the same things to me. Over and over. There are obviously a lot of myths out there about authors, so I’d thought I’d answer the main ones here, all in one go.

Myth one: Authors are all filthy rich…like JK Rowling

What not to say: “Wow, you’re an author? So, where’s your castle then, JK Rowling?”

The reality: Honestly, I’d make more money if I was paid a pound for every time someone brings up JK Rowling when talking to me about my career, then I’d ever make from selling books.

Here is the basic maths…

An average book costs, say, £7.99.

An average…

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When Words Collide – A fantastic weekend at the WWC in Calgary, Alberta, CA

Here are my key words for this past weekend's experience at the WHEN WORDS COLLIDE Convention. Fun, Informative, Surprising, Invigorating, Enthusiasm, Refreshing, Inspiring, and did I mention FUN? If you are a writer and did not attend this past weekend's convention, don't make that mistake again. Are you listening? Good. Mark your calendar - WHEN WORDS …

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