What’s The Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned: Words of Wisdom From Our Readers

An array of excellent advice here from readers of the Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors blog.

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

About two weeks ago, Ruth and I asked you to send in your best advice on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing fiction. I am very pleased to say that nearly every day since my inbox has had wonderful messages from our many readers who were glad to send along their knowledge. Below you can see their comments, as well as wonderful pictures of them and their books. On behalf of the folks here at Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors, we would like to thank you for your awesome contributions.

Here’s what our readers had to say:


Write the story you want to write.  Be passionate, follow your heart, and ignore what others are writing.  Just be you.

Debbie Conrad


Spell check. Spell check, spell check, spell check. After every draft, spell check. After every writing session, spell check. There are going to be things you missed, even if you think you haven’t…

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3 thoughts on “What’s The Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned: Words of Wisdom From Our Readers

    • Same here. I’m curious about the $300 fee for establishing a publishing name. I’ve got to check that out. Most self-publishing writers use a publishing name, and I don’t think any of them have paid for the privilege. What I really liked about this blog post when I first read it is that it reminded me of just how much is involved in writing and publishing a book.


      • I should check too. My husband helped me a few years ago with that aspect and I don’t recall, although it is possible to have to pay a fee to create a name. I’ll let you know. Agree that from a first draft to a bookshelf the journey is long but exciting too.


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