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What being an Author does and doesn't mean to me

Being an Author means I am able to express my thoughts, hopes, dreams and opinions in written and oral formats. Being an Author means I have an opportunity to reach, inspire, irritate and influence…Continue

Started Mar 14, 2014

Time Lapse Between First and Second Book?
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How long should an author wait after their first book has been published before they start to write their second one?I am wrestling with this now. I have already mind mapped my second book, and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Drayton Sep 9, 2013.

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Trump Not Fit to be Commander in Chief

Like many Americans, I thought the Donald Trump phenomenon would have faded by now. Now that Trump is the Republican nominee, I feel obligated to share my concerns about Donald Trumps ability to be Commander In Chief. Donald Trump, if elected would be the 12th POTUS who did not have military service prior to being elected. While…See More
Aug 31, 2016
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Surviving as the Only Black in the Office

Being the only black person working in an office environment can be challenging, and very intimidating; but does it have to be that way?  I was in that situation for over 25 years , and while many things in the workplace have changed for the better; being the only black in the office still gives most of us a lot of anxiety. I know personally how tricky and scary it can be. Corporate America severely lacks in diversity, there are only 5 black CEO's at Americas 500 biggest companies. During my…See More
Dec 25, 2015
Matt Drayton posted a status
"Writing my next book, and feeling inspired...Please check out some of my blog posts on Huffington Post.Com"
Dec 14, 2015
Matt Drayton posted a discussion

What being an Author does and doesn't mean to me

Being an Author means I am able to express my thoughts, hopes, dreams and opinions in written and oral formats. Being an Author means I have an opportunity to reach, inspire, irritate and influence people with what I have to say with honesty and without fear. Being an Author means I am obligated to listen to and respect all critiques of my work; good or bad. Being an Author does not mean I am special or better than anyone else. Being an Author does not mean I know everything about the topics I…See More
Mar 14, 2014
Matt Drayton posted a status
"Today is the 1 year anniversary of the publishing of my book.. I am blessed to be able to express myself in print and help others."
Mar 14, 2014
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"Wishing everyone at BAS a Happy New Year."
Dec 27, 2013
Matt Drayton replied to Matt Drayton's discussion Time Lapse Between First and Second Book?
"K.C. Thanks for your reply and the link. I appreciate it."
Sep 9, 2013
K.C Baylor commented on Matt Drayton's blog post Are You in Competition with other Authors?
"Believe it or not you are competing with other authors the moment your book is for sale. You may not intentionally go after authors but you are competing for a readers attention. You are competing to be noticed and hopefully selected over the…"
Sep 6, 2013
K.C Baylor replied to Matt Drayton's discussion Time Lapse Between First and Second Book?
"Very good question. The best time to start working your next novel believe it or not is immediately after releasing the first one. Many books should be released within a year of each other. This helps keep your momentum going especially if you have…"
Sep 6, 2013
Matt Drayton left a comment for Jennifer Lewis Williams
"Jennifer - I like your approach to writing. Thanks for sharing and much success!"
Aug 12, 2013
Jennifer Lewis Williams left a comment for Matt Drayton
"Hi Matt, I think like you in that I don't consider myself in competition with any other author.  There are tons of us writing in the same genre, some better than others, some more graphic than others, some more humorous than others, and…"
Aug 12, 2013
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August 24, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
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Aug 12, 2013
Matt Drayton replied to Matt Drayton's discussion Time Lapse Between First and Second Book?
"18- Wow!!!  I don't have that many ideas. Thanks."
Aug 12, 2013
Matt Drayton commented on Matt Drayton's blog post Are You in Competition with other Authors?
"Cathy, I don't compete with other authors either. Thanks for the feedback. "
Aug 12, 2013
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Are You in Competition with other Authors?

I had a fellow Author come by my table at an Authors showcase recently; he said I came by to check out the competition. I was dumb founded by this because I was sure our books were probably not about the same topic, and even if they were our perspectives would surely be different! I do not compete with other Authors at all. I write books solely to help and entertain people, not for the money and definitely not for the competition. I am curious what other Authors on BAS think about this. I would…See More
Aug 6, 2013

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Savannah GA
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North Carolina
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Performer, Publisher
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http://www.mattdrayton.com
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
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What You Need to Know About Me:
I am an author, speaker, coach and consultant. My first book was published in 2013. I am currently working on my second book. I am a member of the National Speakers Association and a blogger for the Huffington Post.When I'm not writing or speaking, I enjoy reading, golf and classic cars.

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Trump Not Fit to be Commander in Chief

Like many Americans, I thought the Donald Trump phenomenon would have faded by now. Now that Trump is the Republican nominee, I feel obligated to share my concerns about Donald Trumps ability…

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Posted on July 24, 2016 at 1:28pm

Surviving as the Only Black in the Office

Being the only black person working in an office environment can be challenging, and very intimidating; but does it have to be that way?  I was in that situation for over 25 years , and while many things in the workplace have changed for the better; being the only black in the office still gives most of us a lot of anxiety. I know personally how tricky and scary it can be. Corporate America severely lacks in diversity, there are only 5 black CEO's at Americas 500 biggest…

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Posted on December 14, 2015 at 6:28pm

Are You in Competition with other Authors?

I had a fellow Author come by my table at an Authors showcase recently; he said I came by to check out the competition.

 

I was dumb founded by this because I was sure our books were probably not about the same topic, and even if they were our perspectives would surely be different!

 

I do not compete with other Authors at all. I write books solely to help and entertain people, not for the money and definitely not for the competition. I am curious what other…

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Posted on August 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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At 8:03pm on August 12, 2013, Jennifer Lewis Williams said…

Hi Matt,

I think like you in that I don't consider myself in competition with any other author.  There are tons of us writing in the same genre, some better than others, some more graphic than others, some more humorous than others, and some for entertaining than others. Each writer's voice is different, and I really dislike those writers I meet that say their books are like so-and-so bestselling author.  My fiction is not like anyone else's even though it might be crime fiction like many others.

Also, I think the "timing" of your writing and how many projects you can put out there is different for fiction writers and non-fiction writers.  For example, if you wrote a non-fiction book about losing weight, you could easily publish a companion cook book, a companion eating journal, a companion some of type journal, etc. all within a one-year span.  For a fiction example, I would use the same analogy with novellas.  They have made a comeback in eBook format, and some authors are able to publish anywhere from six to ten novellas in a twelve-to-fourteen month period of time.  As soon as I publish my second novel (now pushed back to September due to some other editing I want to do), I am going to try my hand a a series of novellas based upon the seven deadly sins.  I'll publish each one in eBook format only at a very low price, and then I will publish all seven in a print book for a normal price.  I'm going to try it so I don't get bored with what I'm doing.  I usually write a complete novel during the month of November - that's why I already have five completed unpublished novels...well, that'll be down to three unpublished ones after September! LOL

Thanks for friending me and Happy Writing!

Jennifer

 
 
 

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