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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Yalonda J. Brown



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Yalonda J. Brown is the CEO of Just Say It, LLC. As the founder and owner, Yalonda J. Brown is committed to empowering others through her mission of fully embracing her divine purpose by improving the lives of others, especially women and girls.  She holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and is a certified Development Dimensions International Facilitator. Whether it is via public speaking or her published works, Mrs. Brown uses her various platforms to inspire and motivate others to live according to their purpose.


A gifted speaker, Yalonda has over ten years of experience delivering powerful and dynamic speeches and workshops to diverse audiences. From addressing the topics of marriage and faith, to youth development and overcoming obstacles, she uses her voice to empower others. By asking thought-provoking questions, being transparent and writing with power and passion, she is a sought-after leader, author, and public speaker. Collectively, her works help to build resilience, confidence & character.


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