Interesting article for authors

 

 

Received an email earlier from author David Hudnut in regards to an interesting article he found about luck being a large part of an author’s toolkit for sucess. Thank you David for sharing this with all of us.

Tomorrow I will have the great privilege of posting an interview with David. He is an amazing author and talented illustrator and musician. I’m looking forward to it.

15 thoughts on “Interesting article for authors”

  1. Great article. That engaging fans part is a challenge though. I can so see the ‘chicken/egg’ scenario with it that he mentions. It’s similar to the reviews too. I guess part of the trick is to find a handful of fans and reviewers to take that first step to entice others. For example, I’ve noticed more reviews popping up on my book ever since I got 7 of them. So, maybe it really does come down to that first handful of brave souls.

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    1. I think that’s very true. I am biased as a reviewer of course, but I have noticed that once you have a good number of reviews people aren’t as afraid to come forth and comment.

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      1. Something else I noticed. When you get 8 reviews on Amazon, it automatically takes quotes from some of the reviews and puts them on the page. Specifically, repeated sentiments. I was wondering how those turned up.

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      1. It has unfortunately gone – but it was fantastic. I wish i’d been there for longer. So nice to be somewhere beautiful and isolated… to be around other interesting, nice people who are also focussed on their writing… oh, and to be cooked for three times a day. Heaven.

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  2. Yes, I wish every writer out there would read it and stop stressing so much about followers, likers and so on. Something he didn’t mention is that Hugh had written a number of books before Wool, so he already had fans from those books who were happy to give Wool a try. I think the moral of the story is spend your time writing books instead of surfing the web and hopefully one day one of them will resonate with readers.

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    1. I do agree. I think people get so wrapped up in trying to have the most followers, the most likes and the bggest networking group ossible that their work feels the toll of their absence more than they oft realize.

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    1. Lol maybe I shouldn’t worry about my 21 Facebook likes then huh? Thanks David for your always intelligent contributions. In case I haven’t told you, you rock.

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