Ask questions about self-publishingI must have asked a lot of questions when I was a kid because I got these books for 3 consecutive holidays when I was 8 or 9. I poured through them looking for answers to age old questions or things the just seemed interesting like “Why is the sky blue” or “Why can’t you keep your eyes open when you sneeze?”

Fortunately, I didn’t lose that curiosity as an adult AND Google was born. Every question I have, I can instantly find the answer. I can find a blog post, video, or Wikipedia entry to answer endless questions and other curiosities. I published my first book using that method and wrote my second based on information I gleaned from website after website of research and exploration.

I continue to learn how to write better, market better, and effectively communicate with those around me. I find art, quotes, and photos of beautiful places that fuel my soul. Most importantly, I find incredible people that inspire me to find the best within myself.

If there is something you don’t know, Google it. If you are a writer, study the publishing industry. Take the time to read different points of view and various angles on any particular subject. Research the setting of your novel so your reader can feel the steam of their coffee while sitting in a French cafe. Learn about psychology and communication styles to make your characters vital and alive with all of the charms and flaws of you or I. Learn about being an author before you become one, so when the time comes, and it will come, you know exactly what to do.

What do you want to know more about? Write in the comment section below, I just Googled _________.

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