How to Be an Author (Spoiler – It’s About More Than Writing)

Here’s a fresh easy to read take on ‘how to be an Author’ from klkranes, over at!

K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

First, you write a book. But, what do you do after that?

Well, you might try to get an agent or a publisher or both. Let’s say you’re successful. That feels amazing. But, unless you’re one of the lucky few who lands a big-time publisher who thinks you are worthy of a mass marketing campaign, being a published author doesn’t mean you just get to write for the rest of your life and watch the checks roll in. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned about being a published author (The Travelers, Saguaro Books) and also lessons from other authors I’ve known or read about.

#1 The first lesson is don’t quit your day

If you’re writing just to make money, stop now. The large majority of published authors really don’t make a living off it. It can be a lucrative second job, but usually won’t sustain you alone. I joke that…

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