10 Key Questions That Can Determine Your Success As A Writer

This post by Jonathan Gunson originally appeared on his Bestseller Labs site on 6/26/14.

There are many powerful ways to significantly improve your chances of building a large book readership.

To help determine the likelihood of you succeeding, I’ve put together ten key questions for you to think about when starting a new writing project.

Prepare to be “caught in the headlights” by these questions – they’re designed to expose the reality of being an author, but also to give a useful insight into your career pathway.

In truth, this is not a definitive list, but I’ve found these particular questions to be helpful guidance in my own work. Let me know in the comments which of these is relevant to you – I’d value the feedback.


1. Do you employ the potency of your TRUE self?

The most effective way to attract a large and committed readership is to develop your own unique “Writer’s Voice”.

This requires reaching into your deepest emotional wells, and writing about what you genuinely love – the things you obsess over.

You need to invoke the potent uniqueness of you.

A unique voice gives you control of a market, because committed reader fans can only ever buy this particular magic from you. You alone. Think about the gravity of this.

More about the power of “Writer’s Voice” here.


2. Are you writing for a particular genre because it’s popular?


Read the full post on Bestseller Labs.


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