I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
Problem: I don’t know where to start as a writer, there’s so much advice it’s overwhelming
Problem: Everyone giving me advice is suggesting stuff that I don’t think is right.
I want to get it right from the outset, but the advice I’m getting isn’t clear.
I think we’ve all been there at one point or another. In fact I think every author looks at all of the groups and pages and blogs and books with a bit of helpless confusion at first. Do you trust someone that talks about being a guru? Well, that depends on why they’re talking about their expertise. If it’s to convince you that they can make you number 1 on Kindle, or any other site, the biggest question you should probably ask is where their books are.
The vast majority of writers who claim they’ve cracked the Amagarthm might just be doing stuff they shouldn’t. And leaving you with that after they’ve taken your money is a bad thing.
I’m not an guru, but I DO have expertise.