Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Boss Moves in Progress

Sunday, January 15, 2017

How to Publish Your Own Novel Workshop (Facebook Live) Video!!

Here is the Facebook Live Video of My "How to Publish Your own Novel" Workshop.

I understand that there were people all over the world that wanted to hear what i had to say but did not have the luxury to make it out to Oakland. I wanna thank Susy Moorhead At the West Oakland Branch Library for allowing me such a platform to do what i love to do!!

                                                                                                  -Author King William

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Creating a good synopsis

I usually never write a good synopsis until I get to the end of my stories. By the time you make it to the end of your book you should have a well-rounded idea of what your story is actually about. Writing A good synopsis could include highlighting the emotional twists and turns I talked about earlier. When you get ready to write a synopsis, keep in mind the most of the work has already been done, at this point writing your synopsis it's simply a matter of taking the majors Story points and editing them into something resembling a short story. To me personally your synopsis is just as important as creating the killer cover because once again it's the first thing that the reader sees. In a competitive market having a good synopsis along with the killer cover work hand-in-hand in seducing your readers and audience and luring them into your work. A lot of time if you're going then non-independent publishing route, a synopsis and the first three chapters of your book is usually what they ask for because they want to see beginning to end what happens in your story. The synopsis ensure character actions and motivations are realistic and make sense. Going in for the kill with your synopsis usually you will need to tell the story of what your character cares about, and show what's at stake for him/her. Briefly give your reader a clear idea what the core conflict is for the protagonist which is your character. Add how the protagonist succeeds or fails in dealing with that conflict. Use the opening paragraph of your synopsis to sell your product. You want to hint to the reader what trouble they'll be encountering in this book, what are the roadblocks, and what are the hurdles the main character have to overcome as well as how high are the stakes. Now listen up, here's the game, the short summary or short version of the synopsis we'll call it, is almost always an exaggeration of your story that entices the reader to buy, or at least download a sample to their Kindle or iPad . Remember, that the short summary on the back of your book is your sales pitch. It has to be the All-Star lineup of highlighting events that took place throughout the story. Use fluorescent words that emulate good visuals. Add a question or hint a mystery that draws the reader in to be solved or answered. What you choose to put on the back of your book, on the average shouldnt exceed 150 words. Alot more important than a person might think, the 150 words you place on your back cover are arguably the most important words in your entire book. After the book title and the front cover, the back cover is the next thing readers look at when deciding whether to make a purchase. The back cover also functions as the primary ad for your book not only will it appear on the book itself but you're probably use it as your Amazon description. I say 150 to 200 words because that's all that will attractively fit on the back cover of most volumes. If the content is longer than that, you'll have to make the font size so small, that people will need a magnifying glass to read it, and that of course would not promote the sale. Once again, your synopsis should include your story's most engaging plot points, so sell yourself!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Adding Detail

Adding detail to your project is a good idea once you finish your manuscript And reading back over your work chapter by chapter. Go back over your work as a reader instead of the writer if you are able to paint yourself a visual of what you wrote by the things you read did you have done a great job putting things in perspective. Oftentimes whilel going back over my work I found the need to be a little bit more detailed about people places and things especially places. Places are my favorite part of the story go back over and remix I like to give the reader a feel as if they were there at the present moment in time. Even places I've never been before I like to do research on the demographics of that particular area. I like to install real landmarks, places that a reader that was really from there could relate to or recognize. Adding detail can be another form of character development but instead as you revise what you have written you want to emphasize not only on the characters, but places too being very descriptive. I would not recommend going back over your work adding a whole bunch of stuff to it just to add to the length of your story but rather to come back and specific details that will help your reader understand, comprehend, and assume a little bit better who, what, when, and where. Being descriptive with your writing sometimes can be challenging for beginning authors, so here here's two things that you might want to remember. 1 is don't overdo it, I know you might have spent a bunch of time rounding everything out to be just the way you want it but just because you have a variety of things running through your mind doesn't mean that they will fit right into your story. Pick and choose the best, by process of elimination, you don't want to confuse the reader so try and keep it short and simple. The second thing you don't want to do while adding detail is giving the reader all the information at once. You want to keep your reader engaged, but if you crammed every single detail All into one page, you're bound to confuse the reader with all of the details or lose their attention towards your focus all together. What you want to do it use your details to add to the Mood, and try to visualize what you wrote from the readers point of view. Setting the mood in your story can help deepen the feelings of the reader. The best way to set the mood in your writing is my straight up using your imagination. Once you've painted a clear picture, write down the details, and then edit those details to create the mood you are looking for. Although I suggest using your imagination, you still want to create a world that is believable, yet fascinating. Creating something of this caliber we'll invite the reader to come along on the journey with your stories characters. Even the smallest details that you add to your story can help a setting come alive to the reader. As you start to get further along in your writing learn to use all of your senses when you describe something in your story. Draw in your readers by telling them what you can see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and how it makes you feel. There are a lot of words that might seem like they are the best to use, but don't always add meaning to your story. Make sure you don't leave the reader guessing and try to be specific as possible. Use details that are relevant to your story, details that can be useful to the reader. Make sure that all the relevant details and most important come out early in the story, don't surprise the reader in the climax with your fluorescent imagination. I repeat, what you do not want to do is, get so caught up explaining things from a character's past that motivates the character in the present to the point where the actual plot slows down, stops or gets lost altogether. You want to use detail for the sole purpose of bringing to life the vision on the Forefront of the cause and effect of your story. More importantly remember that not everything needs to be explained to your reader, in many cases piece of information that you know about your character, but that doesn't mean you have to share that with your reader. The best writers know how to tame the reader and keep their story with suspense as we string the reader along on a need to know basis. Even if you as the writer know for a fact good things directly influencing the character today, consider whether knowing why is important enough to stop the forward of the narrative to explain.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Character Development

It is fairly important to have a well-developed character because the better your audience knows the character the better the character development. Building up your character gives your story a feel of realness. Every good book that I've ever read I ultimately fell in love with the character because of the Author was able to give the character a personality that I could relate to. One of my favorite types of character development is the indirect or implicit characterization. What that means is usually shows how the character thinks acts speaks by his/her choices of words, way of talking, or how they talk. The other way of expressing the character development is direct or explicit characterization where the author literally tells the audience what a character is like. Both implicit and explicit characterization and drama problematic politically unstable character I'm even a stereotype but hands down both direct and indirect characterization can make you're more complex and unique depending on your choice of words made by you, the author. Character development is often the jewel of a story when a person picks up your book they often want to connect with the characters, they want to immerse themselves so deeply into your story that they forget about their own trouble and joys to take up those of whom they are reading about. People have often said that the best movies are those that ignite emotion in the audience, go figure the best movies are based off of the best books. As the reader in order for them to emotionally connect to the book, they must understand, sympathize, and connect with the characters. As funny as it sounds most readers actually feel as though the fictional characters are there friends. Characters are actually the secrets to good storytelling, to care about the story a reader must first care about the character. In order to do that you must make the characters seem as real as possible. Because the whole story is revolved around the character, if the reader doesn't feel the character is important, then how would you be able to make the reader taking any liking to their appearance, history, interest, accomplishments, or anything about them. When the reader feels that the characters are real, it makes the plot of events matter that much more. The most popular way that a writer can bring your character to life is to engage the reader through emotions. The connection doesn't usually automatically happen there has to be a deliberate moment where the writer reaches out to the reader. Once you've got the reader's attention with the main character usually your job as the writer is the keep them entertained by making the character want something to step outside of their comfort zone and go on some sort of journey. As the writer is your job to keep the reader motivated, keep them looking for what your characters are trying to achieve, even when the situations go from good to bad. The plot of your novel enables you, the Author, to illustrate how your character will behave in different situations. The excitement of any novel only comes through thoughts, emotion, decisions, actions, and the reactions of your character. Learn how to paint pictures with your words, but at the same time using as few words as possible. Use short descriptive phrases of movement, or shifts in the character's body and behavior. The plots you choose to come up with for your novel should be secondary to your character. You want to use the plot to provide yourself as the Author, opportunities to illustrate what drives your characters to make the decisions that they do, to show how they think I feel about themselves, as well as the people around them. Think about these things in developing your character: physical details, physical environment, other characters, activities or daily routines, pet peeves, fears, and motivation. Being detailed about just these few things you'd be amazed how great of a character you can create and also understand why they are so important important the development of your character.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Staying Focused

I don't think that I have made it through one book without being hit with writer's block. Every true writer will experience it, it's just something that comes with the territory but my biggest piece of advice to you is no matter what, just Keep On Truckin. Keep your eye on the prize and stay focused on getting your timeline from the beginning to the end. You can always come back and butter up parts of your story that's actually the purpose of proofreading because 9 times out of 10 you catch Little Things that you can work a little bit better and that sounds a little bit more appealing to the reader. When I looked up the definition of writer's block is stated that it was a condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. I'd say that's pretty much it in a nutshell. It's been proven that timing could be a big cause of your writer's block, but don't fear I have came up with a few things you can try. Me personally the best times too write is at night with a strong cup of coffee. Is not the only time I write it, but it's definitely the best. Another thing that I found out about myself is that I like being seated at a desk or table, it just something about it that gives me the feeling then I'm about to accomplish something great, which I usually do. One thing I can tell you is that you will never make any progress worrying yourself about what other people will think about what you write. Many writers struggle with of putting their ideas on a platter for everyone to critique, which is also the reason that some writers never become writers. In another recent study, it was also proven that most writers are such perfectionist that I want everything to be perfect before their pen even hits the paper. Unfortunately, that's not how things go. If you want to win, you definitely gotta take chances. Take a chance without even worrying about the outcome, stay focused on going hard and pouring everything you have into that moment. Some of the world's most greatest success stories started with tons and tons of failure. In my opinion if you're scared to fail, then you will also be scared to win. Never burying the feeling of fear will always stand in the way of the success that's waiting for you. "Have money have heart" was one of the best phrases I've ever heard while growing up, it motivated me to grow Heart Like a Lion. Learn to motivate yourself, a focus on finishing the race. Not only with writing, but with whatever that you do. The good thing about writing is that it's art in the purest form so there's really no actual right or wrong way to do it, because the way that you do it, is the way that it should be done. That's what makes it art. I think the most important aspect is just perfecting the way that you do it in a way that makes it appealing to the point where you lower your audience in by attraction. When You sit down to write your story, eliminate as many distractions as possible because you'll never be able to get your thoughts flowing if your mind is somewhere else. Open up your third eye, it's your god-given talent everybody has it. Sometimes I even like to listen to music some type of slow R&B, it gets me going and before I know it I'm knee-deep in about 20 Pages later. Having a routine is also good. Being that I work full time, I never really have as much time in a day what is I would like to sit down and write, so I have to figure something out that works. I go to work, and usually I tried to steal an hour or two before I go to sleep and dedicated to one of my projects that I've got going on at the moment. You'd be actually surprised how much things come together chipping away at your story little by little and day by day. Brainstorming ideas in bullet point is also a good way to narrow down the things that you want to cover. Is actually another form of timelining, you just don't know how much of this comes in handy. Writer's block sucks so is very important that you get yourself up and going because too much procrastination definitely will make you lazy and unmotivated. Another huge nugget that ive picked up along the way is knowing that it's not what you go through but how you deal with it. You'll never make it where you're going procrastinating or making excuses. When getting hit with writer's block just try and start somewhere, anywhere for the fact of matter and see what happens. Don't think about it too much just write. It doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to get done. Remember, the first drafts of anything always sucks. If you take these few pointers, I promise you'll make it over the hump. Believe me when I tell you the feeling that you get when you've wrote the last line is truly orgasmic. Oh man this is a good one I'm glad I remembered, for me personally I think the worst times I ever have to suffer from a writer's block was when I was sitting in front of a computer thinking that I was going to type everything into perspective. Sitting in front of a computer typing up your manuscript first hand is a sure way to be Stuck on Stupid with no progress. Try writing everything first, getting it down on paper and then once you're satisfied moving forward with manuscripting which is just another word for typing it up. Some writers work really well timelining their projects and some don't, but the point of having a timeline is to use it like a road you're traveling down and learn to deviate or detour each street as much as possible. You see once you have an outline all the things you want to occur you can write off on tangents using them all one by one going into great detail creating events, plots, twists and turns to carry the story along. There's nothing wrong with writing off on tangents, just make sure that all ground cover you don't forget to bring back together. I love to read what I've written dozens and dozens of times because every time I read it, I think of something new to add to it. So let me say this again Stay focused, be productive, I keep your eye on the prize. Remember, proper preparation prevents poor performance.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Twist and Turns

8. Creating twists and turns in your story Creating twists and turns is an important part of keeping your reader engaged as they follow along in your story. Depending on how interesting it is , either it is going to raise or lower the expectations of how eager it makes your reader anticipate on what's going to happen next. As the Author you know how the story will evolve, but your reader doesn't. The way that you open up your story as well as each chapter that follows, the first few lines lines you write is what's going to carry the reader's attention make them Wonder what's going to happen next. Building up an uncomfortable predicament will leave your readers questioning how the issue will be resolved. Readers can relate to a character that has to decide how to navigate through their dilemma. Hey Arthur can catch your readers attention by creating a Charming character who the reader gets attached to. Adding crucial details about his or her actions environment or responses Builds the character up and create an more personal relationship between the reader and character. Readers like to read about a character that they can relate to. Most of the traditional action-packed Mysteries and thrillers have had some of the biggest bang opening. Explosive action has inspired memorable first pages that cannot be forgotten. When writing a book you want to seduce your readers with every line, every paragraph, every sentence. You want to make your story so irresistible that your readers can't bear to wait to find out what's going to happen next. Most of the time while writing, I'll try to paint visuals that the readers could see as if they were really there at that moment in time. Sometimes you want to let your readers be independent thinkers and make up their own minds as well as come to their own conclusions before you actually give it all away. Being very detailed is actually a good way to make the readers brain process sensory words and make them feel as if they are actually being stimulated by a smell, a feel, or emotion. You know your energy is contagious right? Long sentences tend to soothe the readers with the comfortable flow, but short sentences are absolutely the best because they are abrupt, dynamic, and usually awakens the reader's attention. I've also found out from my own personal experience that it is a combination of things like erotica, or a sense of humor that makes your reading more desirable. Try to use different tones in your writing, experiment a little bit and say some things that everyone thinks but no one dares to say. A rebellious attitude will always compliment the aura of being seductive. Definitely don't be afraid to write the complete opposite of what everyone else is. Everyone has a story to each his own to be told their very own way, that's what makes writing such an intimate grind. Is not what you say but how you say it too. Don't be boring break a few rules and use some everyday expressions. F****** write how you want to write. You see I just exercised that right. Great fictional stories always grab you right at the beginning and never let you go until the end. Always remember to include interesting or funny thoughts this is also another way a good relationship between the reader and the character by acknowledging that the reader knows exactly how the character thinks. Use emotional language that draws the reader into your story more effectively, make them feel your content because powerful words can provoke vibrant emotions and emotions will keep your reader glued to your every single word. Sometimes keeping things simple is the best way to go about them think about it like this have you ever giving up on a good read because its wording frustrated you? You want to provide more value to your readers by cutting the content down into easily digestible portions. With me and my literature I like to keep it real basic, real simple, straight to the point. Good surprising twist will keep things interesting and fun for your audience. Think about this, why do we watch dramas and why do we like our gifts wrapped at Christmas time? Solely because we like anticipating the surprise that awaits us. I would absolutely recommend taking the time to plan out the ending of your book. You see the ending is just as important as the beginning. You want our readers to be satisfied with your work that way they will look forward to your next book especially if it's a series. Endings can sometimes be complicated so you have to avoid leaving the reader hanging. Remember that one of the most important ingredients good novel is the way that you space series of events that happen out. Think of your novel as a roller coaster ride it should have some high emotional times that often leaves your readers in their feelings.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The importance of editing

The importance of editing. After recently finishing up my third project is when I actually realized how important it is to have someone else edit your work. No matter how great we might think of ourselves as the perfect editor, there are just some things that won't be able to catch while editing your own work. It is said that few readers purchase a book without first reading a few pages. A killer cover along with the catchy title will grab their attention, but flawless error free writing will seal the deal. There is nothing more distracting then a manuscript that's full of errors. It is also been proven that you can be the best writer ever but if your book is full of misspelled words and bad punctuation, along with bad grammar readers will doubt your abilities to carry the story through. Professional editing is often more deeper than simply proofreading. Getting your work edited guarantees that your book is clear and flows really well. Many times before I honestly could not measure the importance of good editing, but speaking from past experience, I have undoubtably ran across brutally honest reviews that suggested that I need help. It's Perfectly Normal in my opinion not to be able to be your own eyes. There have been times when I have edited things myself and could have swore up and down that I had caught every last error, But later reviewer the document only to find few errors here and there. After investing a great deal of time, plenty of emotion, and possibly a shitload of money why release your work to the world with errors that could have easily been avoided with the help of a great editor. What I have learnt to this present day is to look at editing as an investment into your writing career. Here are three things that good editing may compliment in your manuscript: your character build up, your writing style, and the overall flow of your book. So to wrap up this area on editing there is generally about 5 different categories or types of editing. First you have line editing and proofreading, which is basically is going line by line and editing it for grammar errors as you go. No type of intensive rewriting is involved usually the reduction of redundancy of words, which are things that we tend to say over and over again expressing the same point. The second style of editing is color editing, this option is typically used when you as the Author need to rearrange some words the better more consistently while still retaining the basic structure of the script. This option is not really too much rewriting but instead just some words to add more clarity to your work. The next Style editing would be content editing. This form of editing does indeed include major rewriting, some deleting, and some rearrangements overall tone of characters and Plots. Next style of editing would be show not tell editing which the main purpose is to transport the reader right into the scene making him or her feel as if they were really there. Then last but not least you have developmental editing which will add a lot of info as well as take a lot out. In this style of editing it is the editors job to reach into the soul of your work and finesse your manuscript into something great. Here is where you will add new traits to characters, and begin to get very detailed. Developmental editing pretty much includes all the Styles I have mentioned above and is the most extensive and costly Form of editing. These are strictly my points of view on editing, but I understand it is up to you at your own total discretion whether you want your manuscript edited or not by another person.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Okay so listen up, this is the most important component. Without proper formatting it is most likely that the printing company will deny your manuscript. I'm about to teach you what the real true definition of independent publishing is. Like I told you before, sometimes experience is the best teacher. I must have paid over $1,000 the first time I ever published a book for someone to do for me the same thing I'm about to teach you now. Once you have Completed your manuscript in Microsoft Word there are going to be a few things that you will need to change. Keeping in mind the notes that I'm about to share with you are for formatting a book that is 6 X 9. This particular format can go anywhere for distribution, it costs less to produce, and can fit more things on a page. Okay, so the first thing you want to do is open up your manuscript in Microsoft Word and navigate the page layout tab. The page layout tab will give you all the options to make all of your changes in one place. Once you're found the page layout tab you will click the paper tab. The paper tab is the place actually pick the size of your book which is 6 X 9. Once you've chosen the six by nine settings you will look right below and select to apply to entire document then hit ok. At this point you want to navigate back use the page setup and this time you'll click on margins. You'll see in the middle of the pop-up box there's a section that says pages, what you want to do is click to the right of that and select mirror margins. As a quick side note I must emphasize how important it is to set this up correctly to avoid any printing errors, because like I said before, if things aren't done in this exact way that I'm showing you, it is guaranteed that your manuscript will be denied. Now pay attention, while still in the margins tab, at the top where you can change the measurements for your margins, you will need to enter these numbers. You should see six boxes: top, inside, gutter, bottom, and outside. For the top you are going to want to change to {.4}. For the inside which is right below the top you will want to change this one to {.25}. The gutter on the outside will also be {.5}. Last but not least, you will change the bottom to {.3}. Once you've applied these changes you will want to make sure the portrait option instead of landscape, then click apply to whole document. That's pretty much it as far as the formatting is concerned, there is a few more things that you will need to add, like Page numbers, or maybe even a header. I'm assuming at this point just merely reading these instructions is not enough, so I am also going to give you the address to some tutorials that have helped me out while going through the publishing process. If you're anything like me sometimes you just need to see it to learn it. If you go to YouTube and type in: "CreateSpace setting page size and margins" you'll find a list of videos, navigate to the one that was made by killer book Marketing. This guy is on the money he can give you a visual of the secrets I've just shared with you. Believe it or not without this formula you will not be able to send your manuscript to the Press successfully to get printed without any printing errors. So after you've made these changes, there are a few things that you will need to double check before your done. One thing is, your title page, you want to make sure that it's nice and centered. Another thing is, you want to go through your whole document and make sure that every new chapter starts at the top of a new page. This is very important. Practice makes perfect. Even though I'm now working on my 5th and sixth book, I still find myself having to go back over my manuscript dozens of times to ensure that it has the look that I'm looking for. Once again important part process, is that you remember these numbers, and make the appropriate changes, so you do not encounter any problems during the printing process. Watch the tutorials online how to set the proper trim sizes and margins so your manuscript does not get rejected. This is what puts the I in independent, because a lot of people get discouraged or confused during this process and need the help of someone else to do this for them, which is basically the same thing that the Publishing Company would be charging you for. But like I said before, it's something that you can totally learn how to do it yourself. Once your document is to your liking, you are going to have to resave it as PDF file and upload it to Createspace. Which by the way CreateSpace is the great publishing platform that a lot of independent authors as well as myself use to publish our literature. I'm sure a lot of people will also have plenty of questions after reading this so please feel free to send me an email: and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Daba daba daba That's all folks.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Creating a killer cover

How many times have you ever heard never judge a book by its cover well the reality of it is is that the majority of readers do actually use the cover of a book as the deciding factor in whether or not they should buy your book. Keep in mind that there are millions of books to choose from which means your first and foremost sales pitch must be a killer cover. The cover is not on the billboard for your book but in a sense it's also the first page of your story because it starts there at that very moment which will set the mood sparking the reader's interest of what your book is really about. You ever heard the phrase curiosity killed the cat? Well this is pretty much the same deal. You want to spark the reader's interest and make them curious as to what type of story that your cover is trying to tell. This is important it engages the reader on a deeper level it sets the stage for whether or not they think that will actually like your book in the first place. A killer cover also create preconceptions in a reader's mind about what the characters or the settings look like. From my experience if you're writing about romance erotica you have a surviving Peter's love to be enticed by sex because sex sells obviously. Being that sex sells, exhibiting this with good artwork has a highly good chance of sparking the Curiosity that I had just spoke about. A well-designed cover is the first Insurance to the reader that the book is of high quality and that you actually took your time to project a visual of relevance to what your story is actually about. Therefore great covers need to draw the reader's attention engage them on an emotional level and complement your style of work to showcase the quality of your overall book. Believe it or not selling books has become competitive and having a book cover could be the ultimate decision and a consumer picking your book over another or vice versa. Most writers I know take seriously the need to package and Market their books with a professional look because every Rider knows that is the first thing the reader sees. It's the main reason a Reader picks up the book to decide if they're going to actually read it or not. In my opinion I feel that is a reader views your book cover as to be amateur, they will also assume that the novel as well as the Author reciprocates that same value. Awesome through my own experience a good working relationship between the author and designer can produce some super spectacular and extraordinary results. It is a Proven fact that our brains are programmed to process images faster than words. If a Killer cover has the power to spark a readers curiosity, then obviously a poorly created cover can be a major turnoff. Basic common sense ask a question that " if the writer didn't care enough to take the time an effort to make a killer cover how much time did they actually put into the book itself?" great question right?? Sure it is.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


The next component I want to talk about is good branding. Okay so beyond a memorable logo, good branding is actually people's perception of you as well as a look at your customer service. We all probably know a company that offers excellent products or services but has been tarnished due to poor customer service. A good brand will improve your recognition. Think of how we instantly recognize the golden arches for McDonald's, are the jump man on the side of your new Air Jordans. A professional logo design is simple enough to be memorable but what would work even greater would be leaving a branded name in the Universe!! Figure out what your brand is, Put in the hard work to get it noticed, and watch the stars align. A brand is just another word for appearance. Believe it or not but a professional appearance builds credibility and Trust. You ever heard the saying you only get out what you put in? Well it's the exact same way with Branding, the more devoted you are to building up your brand the better the financial return you will receive from your efforts. The first step in brand building is defining your brand. When defining your brand you should come up with a checklist of everything that your brand stands for. Out of that list choose the most inspiring thing. Brand values are important your values should in one way or another show that you are contributing environmentally, socially and economicly To the well-being of your consumers. Think of your brand what it is that's different that can attract attention and stand out from the competitors. To differentiate your brand you have to create a unique advantage in the mind of consumers. Learn how to use good branding strategies to position your brand in the way that it will help consumers seek and appreciate the greater value of your brand over competing ones in the market. Can't say this one enough creative and authentic is a big part of building up your brand. Learn to develop a brand that has a personality. It plays a big part in what people know, think, and say about you. The reality is, if you learn to execute your brand building strategies consistently then you will easily establish a success that will forever be associated with your brand name. It is important to give your brand and identity, let your consumers embrace the personality of your brand in its entirety. Look at your brand as something that a consumer wants to identify with as they would with their favorite shoes, cars, etc. Using a business card as a branding tool is a good way to let your consumers know you mean business. Making postcards with your book cover on it Flyers, brochures, coffee mugs, pens, posters, and especially a banner are also good ways to Market your brand. These are the things that will be good to have event that you have a book signing or something like that. This is Branding at its finest because, even after you're long gone, you have left your consumers with something to Remember You by. A lot of these things you can order from Vistaprint. Banners and posters you can get made at a local Walmart for a very reasonable price. Remember that posters usually measure out at 21 x 24.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Timelining your project

Okay so the next thing I want to talk about is time lining your project. It is very important to look at a glance in full of where you really want to go with your project. When you think about what you want to write keep in mind that in order to complete your story you will need a timeline organized events. Thinking about your timeline you typically won't include key occurrences that you want to take place during your story. A linear timeline shows the picture of the vents as they occurred in a certain period of time. So after you've gotten everything that you want to take place in a story now you are ready to leave them out in chronological order to create a timeline. Mark the starting point and what happened in the beginning as well as marking the other important points and what happened. Writing a story I typically think about 10 things at least that I would like to occur during the course of my story. Keep in mind that you won't be able to include every little thing single thing that happened but can choose what's most important or interesting to you. One important strategy to remember is that you can always step back from your timeline and ask yourself a few questions. For example, what does the sequence of events suggest to the story, or how did the earlier events affect the later ones. A lot of times when writing using your timeline is a lifesaver. When online and your story, just focus on making it from the beginning to the end you can always come back and clean up what's in between. When I write books I'll shoot for around 200 to 250 pages because that's a decent enough size to get the Story told. As a word from the wise your first chapters has to be your best chapter or at least one of them. Remember that when people pick up your book they look at the cover they look at the first few pages and then make a decision right then and there if they want to continue. Remember that the best books always keep the reader thinking about how I'm going to solve the mystery or what's a good book going to happen next in the book. A good books greatest component is going to be its twists and turns keeping the reader guessing about the next sequence of events to happen. Too many aspiring authors used the first chapter for throat clearing, when it clearly can't work that way. Chapter one has to be the big open. When writing once you have a structure in mind, the rest is a piece of cake. In each book i write, I know that the chapter will be around 10 written pages. By glancing at the page count I know how far into the story I should be at any given time. If I'm near the end but haven't made my point then I always can go back and edit. If I'm near the beginning and I've said all that I have to say then I must determine if I'm doing the story Justice or whether maybe I defined my chapter too scarce and have written myself into a corner. No matter what, the structureof the story keeps it strong.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Independent Grind

Every good book is revolved around some sort of passion. Once you have found out what you're passionate about you're on your way to write a bestseller. Me I like to write about drama this is also my favorite genre subject to read. I've also learned that the most popular subject of books are the ones that can actually help someone which falls in the category of self-help. That is why I chose to write this book. I have a passion for writing and wanted to show up-and-coming authors what it takes to get published. I thought talking about passion will be a great way to start off this book because the best books include great content and you can't have great content without passion. When I looked up the definition for passion I found that it means a strong and barely controllable emotion. Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something it is a strong feeling that can result in your literary productivity. So with that being said I think that it will be a great idea for whatever you're writing about to have a passion for so you can go deeply in depth about. In this book I will uncover and explain to you what being independent actually means. No matter you be an independent Author, publisher or whatever. My advice to you is to be your own Publishing Company. One of my biggest Lessons Learned was of avoiding having to pay for things that I could totally do myself. Let's think about it for a second, what are the services that a publisher actually has to offer. When I looked up the definition for publisher I found be a person or business that produces and distributes something such as a book or a magazine electric form which is something that you can totally do it yourself and I'm going to show you how. But we'll get to that in a second. Before we get started let me just tell you a little bit about myself . I have no bachelor's or master's degree in writing I'm just a writer with the passion inside of a jail cell. I was born and raised here in the Oakland Bay Area I love to read urban books from the first time I got my hands on the Donald goines story. I possess a natural gift of Storytelling that I have come to discover within me over the years. My storytelling although it was mostly based on a real true life instances can occurrences but also a little fiction. My writing is uniquely different than the rest of your average everyday Arthur's because most of the things that are right about experienced for myself or through someone around me and some kind of way. The other 50% is pure entertainment and storytelling at its finest Peter to figure out which is which. What I want to achieve to my writing is to encourage others to develop and search within their inner self to find their Niche and storytelling and learn how to use their creativity but tell the story as well My ultimate purpose is the trandset My craft in hopes thats others understand that if I did it, then they can do it too. Writing books is big ultimately I would like to be acknowledged as one of the best pub well as Publishers to ever come out of the Bay Area. I would love to see my books when they adapted into screenplay and make it to the big screen. What would life be like without dreams? Although my exposure as an urban Author like a freshman in the game, I have already published three books all available on Amazon as well as 2500 other major retailers including Barnes & Noble as well as the Kindle. 1.Independent Grind Okay so first let's talk about the independent grind. The independent grind will mean that you will need to manage all creation yourself. Starting your own Publishing Company has never been easy but you can do it. Is going to require a lot of time but keep in mind that all the time you take in creating and producing designing will all pay off in the end as you feel a sense of accomplishment looking at you're finished product. You will need to learn about book sizes paper types and binding which is other words called trim sizes. YouTube has cool tutorials on how to publish literature using a platform called CreateSpace. This is the best platform that Amazon could have ever made for an average Joe like yourself and I. Stay focused now because that is where this passion is going to kick in. you might lose yourself in moments where you cannot think of anything to say, learn how to use these roadblocks to your advantage. I once was asked how are my books going to change the world. It was from that moment on that I decided I would start incorporating helpful and educating people places or things as well as times and events into my literature. What does grinding mean to you. One of the biggest things about your grind that you will learn is importance of networking. This literary Journey is all about what you can produce as well as what you can consume. In other words it's about give and take. What game are you willing to give away? Also what corners of the game can you learn to accelerate your productivity? Sometimes sit back and watch while you take notes on other ways to do things. There's a lot to learn but you have to be open-minded and remain teachable as well as authentic and creative. Of course you will have to learn social media grind. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and any other platforms that you can lure In an audience. One of the biggest downsides of being independent, is that you have your self. I have yet to figure out the best practices and strategies for marketing which is this moment is my biggest roadblock standing in between me and millions. In the meantime, I will continue to produce with hopes that at least one of my projects bananas which will cause an interest in the rest. If you buy one then you gotta buy them all right. That's just The law of averages. One of the biggest attributes of your independent grind will be shaking hands and making friends. If I waited for my sales to magically increase online then I'd be waiting a lifetime. Believe it or not, actual sales are the result of properly representing your product in a way that attracts the customer. If I showed my product to ten people, I may not actually make a sale until I have proven to those 10 people that the product I have is desired by others. That's an old marketing Trick. Believe it or not you have a 90% better chance on selling your product when your potential customer knows that it is a product that someone else has also bought and enjoyed. Makes sense right?, of course it does. The number one reason why it is important to stay independent is because 80% of publishers will tell you that you have a great book and offer to publish it for you but in return thousands of dollars for services that are actually very little in value. They may tell you that your book is sure to sell many copies while insistenting that you pay for a print run of thousands and then expect you to take these books and sell them yourself. Many of these publishers will take your publishing rights to your book I'm very very rarely offer any help with marketing or sales without compensation. As a freshman Author in the Game, I had to learn the hard way. My first book I ever wrote actually was published through a major company which expected me to spend thousands for services they offered to provide for me. Who has $5,000 to pay for a book signing? I don't. In fact, the whole purpose in creating a product make money, not spend it. I get it sometimes you have to spend a little money to make some, but using basic common sense, I could never allow myself to put out more then I was bringing in. In the end, all a Publishing Company did for me was allow me to research what it was they had to offer and highlight those things as a list of things that I needed to learn how to do myself. This is strictly just my point of view about how to go about your independent grind. What works for me not work for you just like what works for you may not work for me. But what is the most important component with anything is taking a chance, so give yourself a shot. Don't expect anybody to believe in you, if you don't believe in yourself. That is why I call it an independent grind because it is an intimate grind. One that you find within yourself.

Thursday, June 23, 2016



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

An Invitation To support

A lot of people really don’t know how important Support is when you are an aspiring Author. We are living in a time where it is almost impossible to get someone to pick up a book and read it. With that being said, who has money to pay for marketing?  It is up to Me as the Author to learn unique ways to reach out and tunnel the traffic to my Work. You have been chosen to participate and see exactly how many people I can get to check out my work, and if nothing else just leave me a few comments, or thoughts about what you read on my Blogpage:

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I have loved to read urban books from the first time I got my hands on a Donald Goines story. I possess A natural gift of storytelling that I have come to discover within me over the years. My storytelling although is mostly based on real true life instances, real life history and occurrences, as well as a little fiction. My writing is uniquely different than the rest of your average everyday authors. Most of the things that I write about, not all, I have really experienced for myself or through someone around me in some kind of way. The other twenty percent is pure entertainment and storytelling at its finest, it’s up to you as the reader to figure out which is which. What I want to achieve through my writing is to encourage others to develop and search within their inner self to find their niche in storytelling and learn how to use their creativity to not only generate revenue, but tell a story. Me personally, I like to write about the streets, and the ghetto, because that’s where I came from. My ultimate purpose is to trend set my craft in hopes that others understand that if I did it, then they can do it to!! Writing books is big!! Ultimately I would like to be acknowledged as one of the best Published Authors, as well as Publisher to ever to come out of the Bay Area/Oakland. I would love to see my books one day adapted into screenplay and make it to the big screen. What would life be like without dreams?  Although my exposure as an Urban author often leaves me feeling like a freshman in the game, Surprisingly I have already written and published 3 books, all available on Amazon as well as 2500 other major retailers including Barnes and Noble. (Ain’t no Love in this town by William Ware, Taking Chances by William Ware, Guilty by Association by King William) I put these books out independently and that’s why they  need attention on a larger scale than what I’m able to reach. I would love to Answer some Questions that you may have for me and do some interviews and get a chance to shout out my books so they may be acknowledged and maybe get introduced to some mentors or people that have a little more experience than I do and that can teach me how to be an even more valuable asset to myself and even the people I work with. I’m very humble and creatively asking for your participation in leaving your review by clicking the link above. 
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"Aint no Love in this Town" (Sneak Peak2)

"Aint No Love In This Town" By King William (Sneak Peek)

"This is Faith Fancher reporting live from East Oakland.”
“I’m at the scene of a brutal homicide that was said to have taken place just hours ago.”
“Police say they believe that it may have been a robbery.” “
it all started tonight when the neighbors next to this house here behind me made a 911 call to an emergency operator to report an explosion. Upon arrival, Oakland Police Officers found believe to be the body  un-identified as 26 yr. old Lola Stevenson in the trunk of this Mercedes Benz that had been set on fire right here in the driveway of her home.”
“The police have no clues at this time, and Crime Stoppers is offering a 50,000 reward for anybody with any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved.”
“This is Faith Fancher reporting live from Oakland" the reporter said as they ran the first story of the night. they all sat in the living room in total amazement not believing it at all. 
Nesto had felt that someone had just taken something close to him and he didn't know how to feel. he was sick, and angry, and confused and just wanted to make someone pay. Surely as soon as Nesto found out who that someone was they would have a high price to pay. He just sat there not being able to control the emotions that came over him. Raisun and FiNesse tried to comfort him but it just wasn't working.
"That just don't make no sense at all" Raisun said as Jamaica and Shawna sat there puzzled.
"Yall know her?" Shawna asked.
"Yea girl that’s who we just came back from Miami with" Raisun said as she started to fill her sisters in on what was going on.
"I need to take a ride" Nesto said as he grabbed his coat and left. he needed to go and see for himself if this was all real. 
He did about a hundred in the third lane trying to get to the 98th ave exit. when he pulled up in front of Lollipops, he seen the tow truck taking the Benz away all burnt up to a crisp
"Fuck!!" he screamed as a tear drop rolled down his face
"I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye" he thought to himself, whoever did this had to be watching her and knew exactly when she was coming back.  

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Aint No Love In This Town: Bay Area (Sneak Peak)

Ain't No Love In This Town: Bay Area (Sneak Peak)
Author King William

Lollipop reached in her purse as they pulled up to a stop light. she passed Nesto a hand full of payroll checks with different business names on them. 
“Are all the routing numbers and shit legit?” Nesto asked as he scanned through them.
“Shit …. Too legit to quit!” she said smiling and pretending to do the MC Hammer dance in her seat. they entered the Interstate 580 freeway then cut through the Warren freeway   all the way around by walnut creek under the Caldecott Tunnel. when Nesto scanned the checks, none of the checks were more or less than 900 dollars. Lollipop said they was about to “Ride around getting it” all day. The checks would work without having to be verified. They made their rounds to every bank they could find that was on the way to walnut creek. When she entered the first bank, it was made clear just how easy it was.
“Wait here” Lollipop said as she went in to see how long the line was. She returned back to the car two minutes later and said that she would be back in 15 minutes. Nesto watched the clock on the stereo in the car. it was 12:45 when she went in and 12:59 when she came out.
“Like butta baby” she said as nine crispy hundred dollar bills fell from her hands and dropped into Nesto’s lap.
“That easy huh?”  Nesto asked with an impressed smile. 
“That easy baby!” lollipop shot back smiling happy that she could be of some assistance to a real nigga. They did the same routine for about 4 and a half hours. Nesto called Moco to check on Fineesse. They told him that they were just bout wrapping it up soon. The conversation didn’t last long, more like a check in. By the time lollipop and Nesto got to their last bank Nesto was scared as hell holding all that fast money. He knew right then and there that any small slips would have the feds all up in the mix.
“Today was cool tho!” Nesto thought in his mind as he looked down at the money.  Everything went as planned on their end. By the time they got back to lollipops house they had 18 stacks (18 thousand dollars) that they made in less than eight hours. Shit, when you were getting money like this who the fuck wanted to work right? Thirty minutes later they heard Moco’s 745 pulling up inside the gate. Nesto and lollipop was tickled by all the giggling they did, like they had known each other for years. you know they say time flies when your having fun. making money was always fun for Nesto.
“Honey I’m home” Moco said as she came in the house joking. Finess had ‘two fans!” talking about fanning hella money. After he was done demonstrating how his day turned out it was time to count the scratch. Nesto could feel the slob dripping from his lips like a hungry pitt bull needing to be fed. They headed into the dining room and everybody pulled up a chair. Boy did they have fun counting that money. Nesse kept reinacting that part from The movie Belly...
“Count da money!”
“Count dat fuckin money!” 
Lollipop had those fancy money machines so it made running through a lot of money, much faster. When the last dollar hit the table, they had racked up a good 36 stacks. Nesto went to work in his head trying to figure out the math. That was 9 stacks a piece. Nesto had seen stacks here and there but never that much at one time.  It didn’t stop there either. After a few more runs with Lollipop and Moco, by the end of the week they had 180 stacks but by the end of the month they had accumulated a little bit more than 720 thousand cold cash. shit it had been thirty days today that Finnesse and Nesto had been released from Santa Rita, so it was time to sit it down and figure out their next move. They had the dough now, so the only question at hand was what the hell were they going to do with it?

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