How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

Lady Luck smiles on writers who play their cards right. These five hearts guarantee you a winning hand:How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

YOU ARE THE ACE:

  • Heartwork: Make reading, writing, and communicating a labor of love.
  • Headwork: Learn about books, writing, publishing, technology, and your field.
  • Goals: Have literary and publishing goals and a plan to achieve them.

CONTENT IS KING:

  • Reading: Read for pleasure, inspiration, research, models for your books and career.
  • Writing Do as many drafts as it takes to make every word right.
  • Sharing: Get feedback from a large community of knowledgeable readers.

COMMUNICATION IS QUEEN:

  • Platform: Use content to build continuing visibility and your brand.
  • Communities: Serve and collaborate with your writing and publishing communities.
  • Content Marketing: Test-market and share the value of your books.

COMMERCE IS JACK:

  • Entrepreneuring: Be the CEO of a one-person multimedia, multinational conglomerate.
  • Contentpreneuring: Resell and repurpose your work.
  • Commitment: Let nothing stop you from doing what it takes to succeed.

THE LITERARY ECOSYSTEM IS TEN:

  • Balance: Maintain equilibrium between your personal and professional life.
  • Bookism: Support reading, writing, publishing, booksellers, and libraries.
  • Harmony: Support sustainability by balancing people, profit, and the planet.

Don’t gamble with your future. Give yourself a winning hand: Make writing and publishing a safe bet by making your work and your career a labor of love. Play your hearts, and you won’t need wild cards to win.

You can adapt the royal flush–the outline of a talk–to other fields and your personal life.

Author:
Michael Larsen Author Coaching
http://larsenauthorcoaching.com/

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