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Monday, December 3, 2012

Control is the word for publishing. Take it!

Control is the word for publishing. Take it!
By Gayle Gross, Founder of Great Authors by 10 Day Book Club

It’s simple. Process and persistence keeps you in control. For your manuscript:

• Get feedback from the reading pool.
• Edit, edit and re-edit but do it in a timely manner within a constructive format.
• Develop a relationship with a writing coach who is also an editor.
• Educate yourself on publishing options.
• Get the word out before your final edit. In other words, market prior to publishing.

Writers determine their future when they take control! Why? There’s no one who knows your writing like you do and there’s no one who can lift you up like you can. Your potential is endless when the right tools are used to enable your gifts.

The POWER for writers is expressing themselves, first through writing and then, in presenting their writing to others.

Few people ever take the time to craft their work. There has to be an audience who truly cares. Friends and family will read your writing and say nice things. They love you. The general population has billions of book options. Why do they “want” to read your story? Because your story:

• Has gone through the steps of development with readers. It is something a person enjoys.
• Has received feedback from a professional coach and editor who knows the market.
• Has been given exposure for many months leading up to publication.

Be cautious of two things:

1. Do not give your manuscript to just any friend to read. Consider their credentials, their success in business/writing, any ulterior motives they may have for your LACK of ‘moving forward.’ Seriously. One negative thought can ruin all of the work you have put in.
2. Keep your eyes open. There are people/companies out there who just want your money. They will walk away or convince you to go down their path without truly performing in your best interest.

Great Authors by 10 Day Book Club is accepting applications from writers for future manuscript development programs. Visit and “apply” today.



  1. Thank you for this opportunity to post an article and to know you better. It has been my pleasure. - Gayle Gross

  2. Great article and great advice. Working with a professional editor has really helped me develop my craft and give me unbiased insight into my story.

  3. Lots of good advice, thanks for posting!