Monday, November 16, 2009

Guest Post: Diana Rumjahn author of Charlie and Mama Kyna

Diana Rumjahn, author of the book Charlie and Mama Kyna, stopped by to share with us a piece she wrote.

Tips on Being an Author


Persistence is extremely important. Keep pushing your published book to people and the world.

Be Positive

Be prepared that your book may not be everyone’s favorite. Remain positive whether the book receives positive, neutral or negative comments. Not all recommended promotional outlets may help your book. Not everyone may share your enthusiasm about the book.

Keep Working

It is extremely important that the author keeps working on a new project while he or she promotes his or her current book. Working on the new project will open you to new creative ideas.

Letting the World Know

Letting the world know your book achievements is extremely important. Whether the achievement is small or big, it is an accomplishment. You are the only person who will be your book’s advocate.

A lot of Work

Book promotions are a lot of work. It can be more work than publishing the book.

Getting Help

It’s good to get other opinions about your unpublished manuscript and during the publishing process. Let people help you promote the published book. The author can not do all the work.

Be Yourself

There is really no right and wrong when you are promoting the book. Just be yourself. It’s okay not to answer questions that you do not want to.

Writing Subject

I am passionate about stuffed animals. My book subject is about stuffed animals. My passion enabled me to be very persistent in finishing, publishing and promoting the book.

About the book:

After Charlie the frog accidentally breaks his mother’s vase, he runs away from home. Charlie and his new best friends Leo and Joe, live in a little orange tent outside Mrs. Cupcake’s bakery. A homesick Charlie, Leo and Joe, journey far away to find Charlie’s mother. A delightful children’s picture book children of all ages will enjoy!

About Diana:

Diana Rumjahn received her bachelor’s degree in social science from San Francisco State University and has worked at the university for over the past two decades. She is currently an administrator at College of Creative Arts, where she received the “Star of the Month Award.” She wrote, directed, filmed, produced and edited the international award-winning film Going Home, which has been shown worldwide.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Very good advice, indeed.

All posted about at Win a Book, babe!

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