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?

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I Still Hear the Drums

Linda Lewis-Everett

Linda Lewis Everett provides a captivating account in this novel about a young African girl, captured, enslaved and transported from her home country in Africa to the unfamiliar land of America. This is the story of Abena, who was forced to be called Beulah, in a foreign and cruel new world. Experience Beulah’s life story of slavery, with all of the struggles and challenges that came with losing her freedom and how the only mainstay was the calming effect she experienced when she heard and felt the drums of her beloved homeland. I STILL HEAR THE DRUMS!

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