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Stories by Corine La Font

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Writers often ask the questions: How do I get paid for what I write? What resources are there for me. Let us start with the fundamentals. Nothing is guaranteed, and it takes work and patience, and it also depends on the quality of your writing to be...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

The reality is that many authors do not have the funds to market their books. This may be a deterrent to many who wish to write and generate sales, but it shouldn't be.Authors should ideally have their own website for the following three main...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Fear is false evidence appearing real. This can come from a number of places like your mind working overtime and others' experiences and fears influencing you. No matter the influence, the end result is the same: you don't get a move on with your...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

I write this article because so many persons have been writing to me saying that they want to write. They have so much to share, but they get distracted, they procrastinate and find all types of excuses as to why they haven't started yet. These are...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

First things first. not because the word 'literary' is included in the title does it mean that the person writes your book for you. A literary agent is someone who represents you to traditional publishing houses, an agent, or a representative. He...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Over the years-being in the publishing industry as a self publishing consultant, author and coach, I have come to realise that there are some key challenges that many authors face to varying degrees.Today, I am sharing some of the possible areas...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Some persons are self-motivated while others need that extra bit of encouragement at times. it depends on the situation to get people to take action. For example, impending disaster forces people to take action, while money may be a subtle...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

It's the first day of a New Year and I am superexcited! Aren't you? If you're not, I would suggest changing gears and starting your year being grateful that you are alive to see another day and another year. Not many have made it over.You may have...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

In my previous article on December 4, I gave you a marketing plan with activities to implement over a 20-day period. As you read this article, you should be in the last round, with the finishing line in sight. The awesome taste of completion in your...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

With just 20 days to go before the big day of Christmas, what have you been doing to take advantage of holiday promotions? You may be asking, "What can be done in twenty days?" You may be surprised! Here is a twenty-day marketing plan to get you...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Many authors have brilliant ideas for books. It can be a personal story or fictitious. No matter what your idea may be, one of the first things outside of your brilliant idea for your book is to know your target audience. Who will want the book? Who...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Bocas Lit Fest is one of the major literary events happening in Trinidad from November 12-13, in south Trinidad on San Fernando Hill. The larger and main event is normally held in Port-of-Spain in April. I missed attending the April event and I am...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Like any tradesman, if you are without your tools, you can't get to work. The same applies to anyone with a job, business, or even a hobby and even the simple daily task of everyday life - you need your tools. As an author, you, too, need your tools...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

You are mistaken if you think marketing is not essential to taking you to the next level. Maybe you are thinking that it's not worth the time, money and effort because no one will want your book anyway. Maybe you're thinking that the returns wouldn'...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Recently, I had a phone conversation with a lovely woman who immediately recognised my name upon me introducing myself. I was pleasantly surprised, and it clearly demonstrated, that she read my articles. If she is reading this now, and I am sure she...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

This week, I will provide you with a few tips to have a smooth book launch event. This, in no way, replaces a full event planning for a 'sell-off' event, but at least what I am about to share will give you some idea to get started and get the fear...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 8:31 PMCorine La Font

Yeah, I know what you mean. You thought that when you wrote your book that all those people who encouraged you and said they would purchase a copy and give you a review would have done so already, right? Nope! Well, let's not put all of them in one...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

Many persons have read my column and have come to me for advice. Some are relevant and others, well, let me just say are questionable, and I wonder where they obtained or heard the information in the first place. But as we say, there are no stupid...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

This situation happens to everyone in all industries and it doesn't discriminate for gender, class, background, or education even to NY Times Best-selling Authors. You have to constantly be on the go, be consistent, and disciplined when it comes to...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

When deciding to purchase a book, you normally read the back cover first to get an idea of what the book is about. A summary if you will of what to expect in the manuscript. Depending on the type of book, it can be a bulleted list, especially if it...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

I know many of you out there would like to pen your thoughts and publish them as a book but are afraid to do so for fear of reprimand or backlash, given the nature of the content.While your fear may be a real issue, let's look at the positive sides...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 1:20 PMCorine La Font

Someone asked me this question the other day and I remember writing an article on it some time ago, but it's good to always be reminded.Everyone gives away stuff for free and maybe not even know about it. We do it every day. We give away our...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorine La Font

What's with the Fifty Shades of Grey? Why did it fly off the shelves in every continent, nook, and cranny? Sex sells, people!I was asked to address this question by a client of mine and while I was hesitant at first because of the nature of what she...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 2:19 PMCorine La Font

I have been asked by a client to address this topic and I gather it would be of benefit to all of you, my dedicated readers, aspiring authors, and writing enthusiasts.The one thing you need to keep in mind when designing your book cover is that it...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 8:44 AMCorine La Font

It's easy to miss, yet it's right before your eyes. I think I know why you miss it. It's because most, if not all of you, don't get involved. You just either hand it over to someone else expecting that person to have your interest and do it for you...

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