Tip #11

From the moment you first set out to write a story for publication, you become a public figure, a celebrity. People applaud you, fawn over you, tell you how wonderfully clever you are.

Most people can see themselves writing a book someday. They relate to you. They want to be you.

But that will end quickly if you are unlikable. It will hurt your sales, too.

It doesn’t matter that you’re not presenting your book at that moment. You’re representing YOU, the writer, all the time. ALL THE TIME.

Tip 11

 

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Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.