Why Am I Writing?

Why Am I Writing?

The Two Worlds of Becoming an Author

So, you want to be an Author?

Writing is putting the stories in our head into a format where we can share it with others, or simply keep it for our own enjoyment later.   There are two distinct parts to being an author that do not necessarily apply to just being a writer.

Writers enjoy the artistic side of the craft. They tell their stories; they create worlds and characters.  They evoke emotion and imagination in their readers.  Writing is truly an art.

Why am I writing? by author KA Brown. Tactical 16 Publishing.As such, writing can take many directions, some even outside the control of the writer.  Many times, once characters or the outline is created, other ideas, concepts and direction will emerge beyond the writer’s control.  This isn’t just specific to fiction writers; nonfiction writers are many times afflicted with this same hematoma of original ideas.

This only becomes an issue as we decide that we want our works to be available to others. Becoming an author, means getting published.

Publishing is not just sharing your artistic endeavor with others.  Publishing is the other side of the writing profession.  Publishing is the business of writing.  If you are not ready to start a business, then you probably are not ready to publish.  There are many aspects to the business side once you decide that it is the direction you will pursue.

First, once you decide that you will publish, you have an obligation to put forth the best version of your work that you possibly can.  This means editing and rewriting.

Editing and rewriting is how you polish your manuscript to make the words have the greatest possible effect on the reader.

Second, you need a true cover design. The cover is the first opportunity to sell your written work. It is the quiet salesperson who has the job of cold calling potential readers.

Third, takes us to publication, the physical act of creating a book. This article isn’t to suggest one version of publishing over another. I will only say this; Publishing is how you get the product your business will sell. Choose wisely. And like any business opportunity, do your homework before you make a decision.

Finally, the biggest expense of the business side of becoming an Author. Marketing. This is how you expand your brand and the public’s knowledge of the existence of your book.

Why am I writing? by author KA Brown. Tactical 16 Publishing.There are all kinds of ways to market your book. Hopefully you have a publisher that will develop a plan with you and help implement it in a way that gets the most bang for your buck.  Ultimately, this is still a business, and you must remember to treat it that way as you move forward to your hopefully inevitable success.

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Tactical 16 Signs KA Brown


Contact:  Chris Schafer, CEO

Tactical 16 Signs KA Brown for “Survive The Night”

This intriguing whodunit plays off current political tensions with twists and turns you won’t see coming.

Colorado Springs, Colo. – – Tactical 16 Publishing announced today the signing of KA Brown for Programmed to Win:  A Political Thriller.

Survive The Night by author Spencer Anderson. Tactical 16 Publishing.In the first of several planned books in a series, Brown introduces readers to a cast of well-developed characters who all become part of a riveting plotline centered around the intense search for power and revenge in the political arena, no matter what the cost. Brown’s book can be purchased at T16, the publisher’s new book buying website:  https://t16books.com/.

“This is a story that loosely mimics modern politics,” said Brown, who recently retired after serving as a firefighter for 26 years. “This story speaks to the current distrust that some have in the U.S. election process. My fictional thriller will have many readers asking: ‘How safe is an election if people are being programmed to win?’”

The story opens with the brilliant discovery of a cure for cancer by Dr. Francis Popolous and quickly turns dark as the scientist learns that his genetic findings also reveal a person’s political disposition. Politicians, influencers, and heroes across America become part of a twisted adventure filled with murder and scheming as the story unravels with every page turn.

“KA’s story is a nonstop, fast action mystery that doesn’t let up,” said Chris Schafer, CEO at Tactical 16 Publishing. “This story is gripping from the start. The story line will keep you guessing until the very end!”

K.A. Brown spent 26 years as a firefighter and recently retired to pursue his passion for writing.

Brown, who lives in Connecticut, enjoys spending time with his wife, two grown children, two grandchildren, and a German Shepherd.

K.A. Brown, author of Programmed To Win. Tactical 16 Publishing.

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