Becoming an Author

How does one become an Author? If it’s just a question of writing some stuff, I’ve been doing that since I was eight years old, so does that make me an author? Bookshops and bank managers might beg to differ. No, I think becoming an Author means turning your writing into publications. But I’ve done that too, via the miracle of KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing, who are now making my novels available to Kindle owners, thanks to a few simple steps and up-loads. But is that enough to make an Author out of me? So it takes more readers than friends and grannies to make an Author, which means marketing and promotion. Ughh, this is why Publishers exist, to do all that hard work. But Publishers are not easy to come by, so I must do the work all by myself. And that means setting up this website. My own website. With my name on it. All done by little old me, a technical Luddite.

So far, I’ve written three novels for adults and one for children, and that was the easy part compared to this. If only I had spent less time writing and more time swotting up on computing.

Published by mjschofieldauthor

Writer, story teller, author, novelist, wordsmith - the only thing I cannot imagine is not writing.

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