How to Be an Author

5 simple steps to becoming a bestselling author.

How to Be an Author
Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window by Johannes Vermeer (1657)

Step 1: Read a bunch of stories from classic literature and biographies.

Step 2: Find a unifying moral or lesson.

Step 3: Make sure the moral ideologically aligns with the target audience. (Readers want their beliefs and biases confirmed.) If it doesn't, return to Step 1.

Step 4: Cherry pick academic research that proves your moral.

Step 5: Write a 200 page book filled with stories, examples, and research that proves the moral.

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