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Updated on March 31, 2015
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Author: Matthew A. Easterbrook Matthew A. Easterbrook was born in the San Francisco Bay area and grew up on his grandparent's ranch in Par

Fun Times Ahead

As a published author for me Hub Pages is really a great way to sharpen up my writing and research skills. Writing hubs is and it gives me the latitude to write on topics that I feel passionate about. I have already reviewed many writers' hubs that were wonderful to read. Yes, it is great to be a Hubber and a team member with you all. Plus, it's a real bonus to be able to participate in this amazing writing community with such talented writers.

Two Books to Read Financial Revolution and My Life Around The Big House

My Life Around The Big House

Author's Two Published Books

Some of you may already be familiar with my two books, Financial Revolution and My Life Around The Big House. Both books are non-fiction and under 110 pages in length. As a writer, I personally enjoy writing non-fiction and content that requires an extensive amount of research. This always makes it a very challenging task. My main objective as a non-fiction writer is for the reader to gain knowledge and become educated on the topic. Of course I also want the content to be enjoyable to my readers, thus hopefully leaving them with an ever lasting impression with a "wow" effect. My goal is to have the reader desire more content when they are finished with the book or article. Every writer has their own genre, style, passion, and goals. I do realize that there are a lot of writers of fiction out there that are fantastic authors in what they do and how they do it. They are successful because they stay within the realm of their chosen genre.

Stick With What Genre Motivates You!

So, the best advice I can give as to what I have learned as a writer is to make certain you stick with what genre motivates you and makes you feel most passionate. There is always the need in the beginning stages of the project for the desire to tackle the article or book in the first place. This advice I hold firm to, as I have learned from experience, is that if you are not interested in a topic you probably will not write well about it. You can rest assured that readers are intelligent and they will sense right away if it lacks a special touch. Another thing I have encountered is the importance of communicating with other writers. We all share the same passion with our love of writing. The sky is the limit as to what we can learn from each others experiences. We can also learn from each other the mistakes not to make during our writing adventures. Not to mention, sharing ideas goes along way! These hubs are definitely a good way to showcase and exhibit one's work and be able to share it with others.

Financial Revolution Audio Book

Take The Plunge Into Publishing

Another fun thing to do is to merely take the plunge into publishing. Just go for it if you are serious about ever wanting to publish an article or book. I often hear other writers say "no one will want to read this" or "its garbage". The bottom line is, don't be a self-critic. Remember, you never know what people like or dislike. Don't forget there's an audience for every book. Some writers I have spoken to have put off publishing their books or articles because they feel they aren't perfect work yet. Well guess what, if everyone shared that belief there probably would be no books on any shelves anywhere. We would not get the daily news every day. The world is not perfect. You can see errors in all books, even best sellers make them! So don't look for them. The main thing when you read is to just read and just let it flow. Many of the best authors out there have made plenty of mistakes. Writers are not perfect. They are passionate much like an artist painting on their canvas. Focus on the content and creativity of the article or book.

A Little Bit of Writer's Advice

Hopefully as a writer maybe a few of the things I've mentioned will help you. I know how it is, believe me! For me, writing is fun and enjoyable. The more I write, the more I want to write. I will have to admit what really motivates me is when someone reads one of my books or articles and tells me how much they enjoyed it. I smile and say "thank you so much for sharing, because this is the main reason I wrote it".

Both Books Are on Amazon.com and In Book Stores

If anyone is interested in reading Financial Revolution or My Life Around The Big House, you can find and purchase them on Alicia's Bookstore and more (www.aliciasbookstoreandmore.com). They are also on good reads and amazon.com

Book Info.

Financial Revolution Print Book

My Life Around The big House Video

My Life Around The Big House

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    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Thank You Marlene B. I look forward to reading more of your hubs as well. Nice to meet you too...:)

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      It is good to meet you here on HubPages. Thank you for joining us. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you RT alloni for the tips. I really appreciate them and they will be very useful. Also, thanks for welcoming me into the HP community.

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      RTalloni 

      3 years ago from the short journey

      Saw your forum on being a new hubber and thought I would stop in and say welcome to HP. You asked for tips so I thought to mention that online writing is very different…have you guessed? :) For instance, you might want to consider dividing your paragraphs into 2-3 sentences for online writing. Finding resources for learning more about online writing is easy: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/how-many-sentences... and https://www.onlinewritingjobs.com/writing-tips/7-m... might be of interest to you as a new hubber, not to mention the HP Learning Center.

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Good luck and,have fun during the book writing process.

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      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      I am sure this will take some time, I always like to know what I am getting into before I start to attempt it! I will definitely choose a reputable publisher, thanks for the tip.

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Cynthia you will do great. You are already really good at doing research. You are right start with researching first and then move on to to starting an outline of your first rough draft. I will guess that you will probably end up doing around 3-5 different drafts prior to the final draft.

      Good luck and stay motivated. Also, definitely submit a manuscript to a reputable publisher.

      Matt

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      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      It is very helpful thank you! Time to do more research, I have no idea where to start!

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      I went through a publishing company. This way you will be a published author. The plus is the publisher mskes sure your book is assigned an ISBN number for book store sales, retail, etc.and they register your book with the Library of Congress. I hope this is helpful.

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      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Matt I wanted to ask- Did you "self publish" or publish with an agent? Sorry if that is a bit personal, but I am dusting of a manuscript to a short story I wrote a long time ago. I have been researching both options, just not 100% sure the best way to go....

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      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Aliciaharrell great advice. I have asked questions and participated, commenting on hubs and voting up etc. I try to be as active as I can :). I have seen some not so nice (but not a violation) postings in the forums about the newbies. I found it to be a little disturbing, as there are many things I need to learn. Without seasoned writers here on hub pages I may be doomed for failure. I decided to focus more about the things I am passionate about hoping the rest will fall into place. I realize I am totally ignorant about SEO and keywords! Lets hope my writing skills are worthy enough to keep traffic flowing.

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      Alicia Rose Harrell 

      3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Cynthia and Matthew, it isn't that "seasoned" Hubbers have little interest in newbies. The fact is no one knows when a "newbie" has arrived, unless they start following other Hubbers (seasoned, new, etc). The more you follow, the more followers you get. Also, if a newbie looks up a seasoned Hubber (or one like myself who has been on HubPages for 4 or more years), and follows him or her, the seasoned Hubber will follow in return. We have to know if you are on HubPages. :) I follow everyone who follows me, as a courtesy + a great way to get good reading material. I love to read. :D Also answer questions and be active on the forum, get to know others. People will follow once they know you are Hubbing actively. :D

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you and your hubs are wonderful to read.

    • Cynthia Hoover profile image

      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Great article. It is a pleasure to be following you and followed by you. Sadly I was hoping to find a more involved community, it seems as if "seasoned" hubbers have little interest in the newbies! Voting up, keep up the great work!

    • Matt Easterbrook5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew A Easterbrook 

      3 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you as I always appreciate great comments and I have added Alicia's book store web site location to the hub.

    • aliciaharrell profile image

      Alicia Rose Harrell 

      3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Good article Matt. :D

      I would, however, like to take the time to let everyone know that Matthew's books are also available on Alicia's Bookstore and more (www.aliciasbookstoreandmore.com). They are goodreads. :D

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