Author: albertasequeira

I'm an Awareness Coach, author, motivational speaker and instructor. My memoirs are A Spiritual Renewal; A Journey to Medjugorje; lease, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. My Narrative Non-Fiction is What is and isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict. A Spiritual Renewal won the Reviewers Choice Award 2008 Semi-Finalist by Reader Views of Austin Texas. Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2009 by Allbook Review of Canada and was nominated for the Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award 2011. Please, God, Not Two was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2010 by Allbook Review of Canada and featured in the December 20, 2010 Publishers Weekly. My new Narrative Non-Fiction, What is and isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict: In Their Own Words had been written by 34 addicts from the USA and Canada. It is a testimony on what they believe is not working in their recovery programs. It's a book for all; the substance abusers, doctors, counselor and family members. I speak to the public and private organizations on "The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family" since I lost a husband and daughter from this disease. I'm a co-host to NBTV-95 cable TV show from New Bedford titled "Authors Without Borders Presents." I interview other authors and writers to learn their journey with roadblocks to getting published. I've finished my first book in the trilogy The Rusty Years. Looking for an agent.

Writing Tips with Alberta

https://youtu.be/A5qtUGNh-7A

Alberta’s many tips on writing:
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Helping Authors Sell Books

Kim Staflund

Polished Publishing Group’s mission-is-to-help-independent-authors-sell-more books. My company, Polished Publishing Group, wants to reward 4,000 paperback books to 4,000 independent authors all while showing these authors how to sell thousands of their own books online. With a pledge of even as little as $10 per person, we can do it!

Click on the link for more details. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/780640186/our-mission-is-to-help-independent-authors-sell-mo

As the publisher at Polished Publishing Group (PPG), I work with a professional team of editors, designers, indexers, proofreaders, and writers to help businesses and individuals produce audiobooks, ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcovers. Think of PPG as a skilled project manager for authors. We assist both individuals and businesses in producing professional-grade books by guiding you through the entire process from conception to publication. We provide online distribution opportunities throughout the world.Copywriting​, advertising, sales coaching, marketing, and publicity services are also available.

As a bestselling author and sales coach, I can show you how to advertise, sell, market, and publicize your own book(s) using all the effective traditional and online tricks of the trade. Using the direct teaching methodology (demonstrations, visuals, “teacher-centric” public speaking) combined with the communicative and task-based learning approaches (involving attendees in fun tasks and group/pair work, “student-centric” activities) keeps things engaging and fun for everyone … the coach included. This TESOL training model translates well into PPG’s various Sales Coaching for Authors programs.

Kind regards,
Kim Staflund-Kickstarter

Author’s Bio

The Six Rules You Should Use to Write a Professional Bio
from https://www.freelancewriting.com/freelancing/writing-an-author-bio/

1. Always write in the third person. Your professional bio is not an autobiography. You don’t say, “I have been a ghostwriter for four years.” You say, “Jane Doe has been a ghostwriter for four years.” It’s easier to trust a bio that appears to have been written by an objective observer.

2. List provable facts. Don’t waste time sharing your dreams. “Jane Doe has always wanted to pursue writing as a career.” That’s not appropriate here. Only include information that you can back up with proof. “Jane Doe has provided her services independently and through the online employment forums oDesk and Elance.” These are facts that can be confirmed by a search on these forums.

3. Include pertinent education and experience. If you have taken courses, you may want to include this, especially if your list of provable facts is difficult to confirm independently. Example later.

4. Bring in memberships. Mention any memberships you have in writing clubs, business groups, etc.

5.Keep the writing tight. Don’t get wordy. Display your best writing skills. Keep sentences short. Make sure every sentence really needs to be there.

6. Hook, grab and hold. Make sure your bio includes something that is unique about you. Give the reader something to remember about you.

These rules don’t have to be applied in the order given. All you really need to do is include as many of them as possible. You may not have any education. Don’t fret over it. Build up your experience so you can change your bio.

Alberta Sequeira

Website:<a href="http://www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com&quot;
Email:alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
Purchase Books at http://www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Author’s Experiences

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Taken from: https://authority.pub/how-to-write-author-bio/

8 Steps To Writing A Sales-Driving Author Bio

1. Less is more.

2. Write in the third person.

3. What are your books about?

4. Humbly signify your authority.

5. Fiction writers can get personal.

6. Remember that the author bio is about your reader.

7. Name dropping is good.

8. Use your bio to build your email list.

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Alberta Sequeira

Purchase Alberta’s books at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

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3 Sticky Ways to Hold Reader Attention

Written by SONIA SIMONE | July 8, 2008 |

If you can’t keep the reader’s attention, nothing else matters. And the online world demands your best techniques to hold reader interest because tempting distractions are always just a click away. All writers and marketers have their favorite tricks to glue reader attention to their content, so here are three of mine.

1. Pair your copy with an arresting image

Some images create a strong emotional reaction in your reader, which creates a much more receptive mindset for your persuasive copy.

Strong images are strong because they inspire strong emotion. Whether that emotion is lust, tenderness, awe, sympathy, or just plain curiosity, a powerful image alters your reader’s consciousness for just a few moments. That split second of emotional transformation allows your message to sink in much more deeply.

2. Use questions to capture and keep reader attention

Smart copywriters use questions to get the reader’s train of thought moving in the right direction. Ask questions that uncover pain points or explore insecurity.

Ask questions that enlarge your readers’ dreams, questions that get them to paint a mental picture of the fantastic rewards your product can bring.

3. Get nitty gritty

Abstraction is boring. Ever read a psychology textbook in college? The theoretical discussions and clinical descriptions made for an excellent sleeping aid. But the case studies–real-life stories of crazy people and how being crazy affected their lives–woke you right up again.

Content with lots of specific details will hold reader attention much better than content that waffles on about general concepts. Vague, abstract generalities are hard to relate to. But when you get down to nitty-gritty specifics–exactly what goes into a technique, or the scary details about how you were almost homeless before you discovered this new business strategy–your reader wakes up again.

Use details and narrative to show the reader what really happened. Get nitty-gritty with your reader and she’ll reward you with her sustained attention. And that attention can be profitably turned into sales.

What are your favorite attention-holding techniques?

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Alberta
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