Author Assessment


  1. Is your book completed (written and edited)?
  2. Have you completed the first draft of your book?
  3. Have you outlined your book?
  4. Have you identified your area of expertise or theme for your book?
  5. Have you completed research on your topic?
  6. Do you have 3 main points identified for your book?
  7. Have you identified what success as an author looks like to you?
  8. Have you researched what is needed to achieve your vision of success as an author?
  9. Have you written out your author goals and your plan to achieve them?
  10. Do you currently have the resources to reach your goals as an author?
  11. Do you plan on writing multiple books?
  12. Do you plan on writing being a main source of income?
  13. Do you have a writing plan?
  14. Do you have a publishing plan?
  15. Do you have a marketing plan?
  16. Have you identified your publishing tools?
  17. Can you describe your ideal reader (target audience)?
  18. Are you currently engaging your target audience?
  19. Have you begun building your brand as an author?
  20. Have you fully established your credibility with your target audience?

Your Responses:

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Bernice Anthony

Phone a Friend in Mentoring Moments

Bernice Anthony is an HR Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company, a fortune 500 pharmaceutical company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her current responsibilities involve investigating potential company policy, procedure and standard violations and providing consultation to members of management and fellow Human Resource colleagues. She is also responsible for training investigators across the globe in over 85 countries. 


Bernice is also a veteran, having served in the US Army Reserves for 8 years.  Bernice obtained her MBA and MSM from Indiana Tech and holds a BS in Computer Information Science from Florida A&M University. Bernice enjoys serving her community as a volunteer having previously served in capacities such as About Special Kids (ASK), Diversity Leadership Circle (DLC), Families First, Douglass Little League, United Way of Central Indianapolis and many more.


She is married to husband Harris, has three beautiful children, one grandchild and hopes to one day retire in the Caribbean. In addition to volunteering, she loves watching Sci-Fi movies and binging Netflix.

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