Janice Hanna Thompson—a south Texas native—is the author of over sixty novels and non-fiction books for the Christian market. She supplements her fiction habit by writing magazine articles, devotions, write-for-hire books and more. One of the chief joys of Janice’s life is training writers to earn a living with the written word. Check out Janice’s “Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer,” course at www.freelancewritingcourses.com. The ten lessons in this course were developed to strategically train freelance writers to earn top dollar. Each lesson includes an audio file (mp3 for download), a corresponding audio script, a downloadable worksheet, a power point video, a bonus feature, and full access to the site’s forum. Email Janice at booksbyjanice[at]aol[dot]com to learn more, or visit her website at www.janicehannathompson.com.
Supplementing Your Fiction Habit
Less is More
Here in Texas the bluebonnets are peppering the landscape with their brilliant blue be-dazzlement. Looking at them gives me such hope for the future. Where there’s a budding flower, there is the promise of better days ahead. Sunny days. Happy days.
This month I want to continue a teaching that I began three months ago using the word GOALS. We’ve been breaking that word down into bite-sized pieces, using it as an acronym. In January we looked at the letter G (Go for the Gusto). In February we examined the letter O (Over, Not Under). Last month we tackled the letter A (Attitude Is Everything). This week we deal with the letter L (Less is More). As we begin, I want to reintroduce you to a little poem you learned as a toddler:
This little piggy went
Now, here’s my question: What set the two piggies apart? Only one thing…one went to market, the other did not. And that’s what will set you apart as a writer, as well. Those who are willing to market for themselves, (especially those who don’t have a lot to spend) are passionate sellers.
So. . .to market, to market, we go!
A good writer is a solid marketer. There’s no other way to say it. So, how is less more when it comes to marketing? Less money to spend on marketing can often equal MORE sales, and isn’t that the goal. . .more sales? Whether you’re selling your own book/product or setting yourself up to do PR for money, making sales is key.
A couple of questions to get the
How do you feel about promoting yourself?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
How comfortable will you be going “out there” among the masses to share
BUILD A WEBSITE:
Now let’s talk about
things to add to your website:
Here are some things you could
include on your page:
Remember, less is more. Spend less, make more. Use the Internet to your fullest advantage.
All published authors need a
press kit (a folder loaded with information about you). A good press
kit might include the following:
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this little piggy is headed to market. She wants to sell as many books as possible to achieve freelancing success!