If you could reach for your dreams and become the author you've always wanted to be, would you do it?
BK Walker understands your fear, your frustrations, and your inner critics and is here to help. She will hold your hand and guide you through the entire process from an idea for a book to actually writing it, getting published, and marketing your book for sales, helping you reach your dreams and live your passions.
In this book you will learn:
-How to put your ideas into writing
-How you can write your book in one weekend
-When to start building your author platform
-How to decide which type of publishing is for you (Self-Publishing vs. Traditional)
-Cover Designing to capture your readers
-Writing Killer Synopsis' to close the sale
-Creating a marketing plan
-Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
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If you're ready to put your dream of writing into action, then this book is for you. It's time for you to Be Brilliant...Be Bold...and Be Beautiful You! Free your muse and start writing today! #BeFree
I know what you're thinking..."Good Gawd! Another book full of B.S. and things I already know." I'd probably be thinking the same thing if I wasn't writing it. I am writing it though, and as I sit here thinking about how I want you to know how great you are, I am reflecting on my own inner critics. You know them. You have your own. We all have them.
Inner critics are those small voices in our heads, and no, not the chatter from the characters in our books that all authors tend to hear, but those voices that keep you from fully allowing yourself to just write your book, to know that readers will love it, and to believe that you deserve to have this success.
I don't just think of how they tell me that I won't ever amount to anything, but how they tell me how I have failed at so many things in my life. I listen to them for a bit, shrink to the little girl I once was, but it's now time to ask them to go to sleep so I can focus on my writing.
Inner critics can be so dramatic, and we know that they are just ridiculous in what they have to say, yet we let them keep us in fear. It's that fear that keeps us from being bold enough to reach our greatness. So how can we move beyond that fear?
It's not easy, I won't lie to you. Quieting the critics can be such an exhausting procedure that you may find you don't even want to get started, just so you don't have to listen to the negativity. Don't let fear hold you back. This is your purpose and you are meant to fulfill it...live it. Be brave and face that fear head on. I know the feeling, and believe me, each time I write a book and put it in front of a reader for review, I sweat bullets! What if they don't like it? What if nobody likes it? Maybe I shouldn't write at all! Then that first review comes back. Heart pounding, palms clammy. Breathing quickens almost to a painful pace. "BK Walker just keeps getting better and better!" ~Jennifer Bonges, review of Night Secrets.
What the heck was I so afraid of? I read the book myself. From a reader's POV (Point of View). I liked it! Why wouldn't others like it? Then I realize it was just my inner critic talking again, trying to keep me from reaching my dreams, and I've had enough! My entire life I've had a critic in my life. My grandfather, the man that raised me, used to tell me how I'd never amount to anything.
Years upon years I heard this from this man. I went to Nursing school and thought, "I'll show him!"
Not even a, 'good for you'! I don't think he ever said one word about me becoming a Nurse.
All my life I looked for his approval and love. My mother, my aunt, uncle and myself all sought the approval of my grandfather, only to always fall short. My mom moved to PA and got married, my aunt married and owns 2 houses, my uncle is a Civil Engineer and also moved away, and me, well, I wear many hats. I'm still unsure why we felt he was so important to earn that type of acknowledgement, but I've learned to let it go. It was hard, and it took me almost forty years to do it, but I did it. I got my boldness on and let.it.go.
I only tell you this story because our past shapes us. It helps us to develop, grow, find our greatness and live the life we deserve. Now, you may be thinking, "Yeah right! I deserve a lot but don't have it."
I used to think that myself. I often thought God was playing cruel tricks on me. I questioned every verse in the Bible. Brought my concerns to Pastors, my grandmother (who is the most beautiful, God-fearing woman I know!), and to God himself.
The problem is that we don't grasp the answers. We miss them. We don't hear them. They just pass us by and we have no clue it was even right in front of us. I know I still struggle with this, but, we don't allow ourselves to be still and hear with our hearts. How can we share our greatness, if we don't even know what our truth is?
We all have a story to tell. It's those of us that want to be bold and move past the fear that our inner critics keep us locked into, that embrace our greatness, our purpose, and actually tell it.
Do you know your story?
Even if you don't know your story, do you have a dream? Don't let anything or anyone stop you from reaching for your dreams and living your passions!