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Lessons I've Learned from an Inspiring Twitter Follower(New York Times Best-Selling Author Bella Andre)

Updated on November 10, 2014


Many stay-at home mothers yearn to fulfill life as an attentive mother, wife, and businesswoman. However, many women have to choose between their careers and family. The desire of wanting to be able maintain career oriented goals can take a back seat to family, Once the children are able to take care of themselves, the thought of returning to further your education or getting back into the work force can be a terrifying thought.

The dream for most women is to find a career in which they can work from home; however most jobs do not pay well, which leaves women with the bleak option of returning to a competitive work force.

I consider myself to be a sponge, waiting to absorb positive knowledge from those who are passionate about writing, and education. I observe every hub follower as well as twitter followers eager to learn and share what they know with my inner circle.

My first insightful appreciation article surrounds a motivational twitter follower, a dedicated mother, and New York Times Best-Selling Author Bella Andre

I have learned essential lessons from Andre, in which I am blessed to share with aspiring writers, who dream of achieving a successful career in writing.

Investing In Yourself Is A Wise Choice

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Step 1: Invest In Yourself

Like all aspiring authors Bella Andre worked hard as an accessible author for six years. When her publishing house decided to part ways, Andre decided to invest in herself; by self-publishing through Amazon’s KDP. Andre’s rise to becoming a USA Today and New York Times Best-selling author happened rather rapidly in less than three years Andre, sold more than 1.5 million books.

These steps can be applied toward anything worth pursuing in life. The choice is up to you. Rather you want to invest your time stressing over what went wrong, or invest time in discovering other options.

What works for one author may not work for another. However brainstorming over your options and discarding what does not work in life, keeps you from slipping into a world of self-doubt and self- pity.

Self Publishing Your Own Book May Bring Joy To Your Heart

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Step 2: Self Publishing Can Give An Author Room To Grow

I know plenty of writers who reject the thought of self publishing. Granted you don't want to embrace an unknown vanity publishing company. Do your research. Self publishing books on your own gives you the freedom of creative expression.

Andre's independent publishing company Oak Press, has been labeled by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest-growing independent publishing establishment. Andre's determination placed her as a #1 ranked author at Amazon (on a top 10 list which included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King).

Create An Outlet of Knowledge Through the Power of Networking

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3. Network

Andre has the unique ability to network with others and shares what she knows during her tour events listed on her site, which include The London Book Fair Book , Romance Writers of America National Conference, and the Women’s Fiction Festival just to name a few of her events.

Through these resourceful outlets Andre along with other keynote speakers, help to educate aspiring writers on some important aspects of the business, such as, marketing, sales strategies, distribution channels, publishing tactics, audiobooks, and foreign translations.

The London Book Fair

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The London Book Fair | Source

Started in 1971 by Clive Bingley and Lionel Leventhal

The London Book Fair has been taking place for over 40 years, this global marketplace negotiates the rights and sale distribution content dealing with print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

The London Book Fair Video

Romance Writers of America (RWA)

Founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by 37 authors in the romance genre(RWA) is a nonprofit trade association; their purpose is to promote specialized information of career-minded romance writers through networking.

Romance Writers of America (RWA)

TheWomen's Fiction Festival Is A Writers Conference Held in Matera, Italy


Andre is a very inspiring author that shares what she knows with aspiring writers. Her motivational wisdom encourages mothers, and those who dream of pursuing their dream in the writing industry to create your own doors through knowledge, wisdom, and perseverance.

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    • sujaya venkatesh profile image

      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      great suggestion sw

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this look at what you've learned from studying Bella Andre's success.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks S.V.! I hope this article was of help to you.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by RTalloni I appreciate your feedback.

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      jtrader 3 years ago

      I've read some of her books. Thanks for sharing more about her background.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      She is a great inspiration for self-published authors who have moved on to become Bestselling authors. Andre also provides helpful information to other writers.

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