Friday, 21 September 2012

Aspiring Authors - Just How Aspiring Are You?

The Power Of Aspirations

Great leaders have always been visionaries able to inspire others with their aspirations and dreams.

President J F Kennedy had no idea of the technical challenges involved in getting a man to the moon but he motivated people to meet that challenge and succeed. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the realisation of that dream. Apparently when he asked Werner Von Braun what it would take to put a man on the moon the scientist told him, the will to do it.

Dr Martin Luthor King went to the mountain top and others followed.

Winston Churchill inspired Britain to stand firm before the might of Nazi Germany as Europe threatened to slip into darkness.

They painted an irresistible picture in the minds of men through the power of the spoken word. Imagination embraced the dream and the dream became reality.

Einstein said "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Captivate the heart and mind through the power of the imagination and knowledge will follow. If we are inspired to accomplish something, if the dream is big enough we will acquire the skills and knowledge we need to create the reality we desire. How large are your aspirions?

"The soul," said Aristotle, "cannot think without a picture."
The dream is an intangible picture by which we create a tangible future.
Nothing ever happens without a dream.

A man or woman with a clear dream can achieve anything. If your aspirations are big enough nothing else matters. Walt Disney lived by that truth and children everywhere have enjoyed the fruit of his vision.
'Aspiring author' is a term I frequently encounter on Twitter bios. Yet this term does not really tell us how committed to that aspiration a person is. The bios are far more revealing:
"Trying to pluck up the courage to publish my books. . . "
"Aspiring author looking for a reputable editor. Mother & full time referee. . . "
"Aspiring author, student with the Writers Bureau and carer for an elderly mother . . ."
"Banker by day, wordsmith by night. . ."
"Aspiring writer of Sci-fi and Fantasy. Focusing on high/epic fantasy. Currently seeking an agent. . ."
"I'm an aspiring indie author. I like to interact with others who are indie writers."
"Poet, aspiring novelist, mother of three, and college student."
"Ex-restaurateur, aspiring writer, and I totally have a dog."
"I am a mom of two boys, proud Canadian, and aspiring author. I'm in the process of writing my first book, and loving every minute of it!"
"Aspiring (perspiring) writer. Check out my book links. . "
"Aspiring writer of novels with dark content. Currently starving."
"Aspiring writer, amateur blogger, employed social worker. . ." 
Aspiring authors can be found in all walks of life, harassed mums, ex restaurateurs, bankers, students, social workers, carers and Dads. Many have already finished a book and whether they have been published or not the fact is they are now bona fide authors.
Another telling factor as to how committed aspiring authors are to their stated aspiration is, do they have a website, blog, Google or Facebook page? I've written about this in other posts but while not all indie writers self publish all writers must promote themselves. That is why a blog or website of some kind is absolutely crucial.
To help you out I am going to provide PDF copies of my book Google+ eXplosion in return for a Tweet. I wrote about this particular promotional tool in one of my last posts if you want to check it out. I also explain how to use Google's Blogger platform which is the easiest place to start.

Please take the time to visit the websites, blogs, Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts of these aspiring authors. There is so much fantastic talent waiting to be read. Just click on their image.

Here are some of our talented Aspiring Indie Authors

If you would like a free copy of Google+ eXplosion all you have to do is Pay With A Tweet (or Facebook Post)


162 Pages

On sale at Amazon for $5.40

This book has great information for us authors who prefer writing to the mystifying maze of marketing. Thank you Phil for guiding us through in such an understandable way.
Richard Silverton (Author)

Thanks to Phil Rowlands, for pointing me to Google+ as a marketing tool for independent authors.
Bryan Murphy (Author)

Colleen McKlintock


  1. Thanks for putting me into this post! I'll be sharing it.

    Funny enough, I read a blog post today about "Pay With a Tweet", and whatever it's ethical, but it's more of an invitation for discussion than an actual argument.

  2. Thank you very much for including me in your post. One of the great things about making this journey into writing is meeting all of the amazing and helpful authors like you. It truly is a great community and I am so blessed to be a part of it.

  3. Thanks for the inclusion in this list! Only a few more chapters to go and then I will have finally, after many years completed a novel. Then I won't be "aspiring" anymore!

  4. Thank you for including me in this and totally have to agree with Laurie's comments. The inspiration is there in the bucket loads.

  5. Really appreciate your comments. Getting to know Indie authors like yourselves is a great encouragement for me also. Writing can be a lonely task it's comforting to know we are not alone!

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