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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The Intelligence of Silence

Book Summary

At eight years old, Clark Howard's hearing began to fade.

He was too young, then, to realize the implications this would have on his whole life, how it would plant him in the middle of two very different worlds, but he knew it would certainly change everything. 

Clark always refused to let his deafness alter his outlook on life, even when the fear of the unknown threatened to overwhelm him, and his family and friends saw him and his passion for life as an antidote to the sadness in their own lives. He was their hope and their joy.

Clark shares his story in this compassionate and compelling autobiography so that others like him might find their own joy in life through his experience, and know that they are not alone.


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