A wonderful resource comes from a best selling author, Joanna Penn who blogs at  The Creative Pen

She offers a free blueprint for indie authors

Start by downloading the Author 2.0 Blueprint if you haven’t already: Download the Author Blueprint The Blueprint is packed full of information so I’m going to lead you by the hand over the next few weeks. You’ll get an email from me a couple of times a week with a mini lesson plus resources that will help you save time on your author journey. There’s a lot to understand as an independent author, so we’ll go through:*Writing

  • Editing and finishing a book
  • Productivity and finding the time to write
  • Your publishing options
  • Book marketing tips
  • How to make a living with your writing

and it’s all based on my own journey, so you know it has been tried and tested. Like you, I always dreamed of being a writer, and reading has always been my escape and my fun, but for many years I was held back from actually writing a book by fears and mental blocks. And of course, writing could never make a decent income … or could it? I wrote my first non-fiction book in 2007 and made huge mistakes along the way, but I’ve learned a lot since then. I’ve written non-fiction as well as fiction and hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists as a self-published author. In 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur. You can see behind the scenes of my writing day in London as well as discovering how self-publishing changed my life in this video made by Amazon inthis video made by Amazon. I have a lot to share with you if you’d like to follow the same path! For now, take a another look at the Blueprint and I’ll be back soon with how I actually write my fiction and non-fiction books. Plus, the one tool that could really change your writing life for the better. All the best on your writing journey, Joanna P.S. If you want to make a living as a writer, then you can discover everything I know in my book, Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur Connie Rossini is staging a forum to help newbies. on G+ called Successful Self-Publishing on Indie Catholic Authors. She selfless will answer ANY question a new author has.

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