The following excerpt is from 2009 INDIE Finalist, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill

The Hill Team Hints

  • Let your passion show in your writing. Passion may be easier to emphasize in fiction than non-fiction. $uccess is non-fiction. We hope our passion shines through. If we didn’t feel the pull, we would write something else.
  • Keep learning. We continue reading and attending workshops and conferences.
  • Read, read, and read more. Not just books about writing, but fiction and non-fiction written by others will help you become a better writer.
  • Notice the style of any book, cover, layout, and how you may have seen it marketed.
  • If you are internet shy or challenged, step outside the box and start learning. It is the way of the future. According to the BBC News in January 2008, “Books most popular online buy. More books are sold on the Internet than any other product and the number is increasing…”