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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Melahni Ake

Design Your Life to Be an Everyday Leader in Mentoring Moments

Melahni Qualls Ake is the CEO of Make Connections For Life: Leadership Consulting and Coaching, LLC.  She is the creator and host of Everyday Leaders 50in50 Podcast. Melahni is a Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team and a Senior Executive Influencer in the Medical Device Industry for over 22 years.  She is an authentic connector and believes that everyday you have an opportunity to create your own story.  She believes that by developing strategies to overcome everyday obstacles that you can choose to become a leader of your life. 

In an effort to add significance in the world, she creates and hosts, Everyday Leaders 50in50, her own weekly leadership podcast, where she provides everyday people an opportunity to share their personal strategies in overcoming everyday obstacles in life.  Melahni’s husband, Joe, of 28 years, is the executive producer of her podcast and together, they are introducing the Everyday Leaders 50in50 Podcast Mobile Airstream Studio.  The Airstream Studio will be available for leadership interviews and programs in communities around the United States. 

You can connect to Melahni on her  website at Everyday Leaders.

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