Authors are People Too

Part One of Many

Ever read an amazing book and wonder how any human being could possibly be not only that creative, but also arrange all those words so perfectly? The reality is, authors enlist the help of many special people to fine tune their books so the readers have a great reading experience. (I’m not sure I’m supposed to let that cat out of the figurative bag, but I plan to share far greater enlightenment than that here so we’ll have to wait a while and see if I have any friends remaining in the world of authors or if I should perhaps go back to well drilling or performing oil changes or… I guess this has become an impromptu example of why authors need many special people to work along side them, at times come behind them even, and point out their wordiness, find the typos, and help resolve each misdirection, to keep authors—who tend to love words to a fault at times—from rambling.)

Authors are people too. Their cars break down.

They procrastinate about housework.

They get wrapped up in debates with family and friends.

(Some things don’t really need an example now, do they?)

They enjoy the little things.

And the not so little things.

They love their pets (and often ridicule them on social media).

Yes. Authors are people too. A lot like you and a lot like me. So next time you read an amazing book and wonder how any human being could possibly be not only that creative, but also arrange all those words so perfectly, I hope you’ll take the time to make someone’s day by posting a five star heartfelt and spoiler-free review and, whenever possible, reach out on social media to thank the author.

WARNING: Great Content Ahead

Readers, we’re just getting this party started so you will notice a little confusion regarding the #CleanWIP and #CleanWIPtheme hashtag use in the tweets below. Search for #CleanWIP across the social networks to find content from authors who want you to know they market their books as ‘clean’ and are willing to share sneak peeks of their current works-in-progress.

(Note for authors: #CleanWIPtheme existed only to help you find the theme each day. It was a bad idea. To help circumvent further confusion, we’ll use ‘#CleanWIP theme’ instead on our public social media posts. Thanks for joining us!)

Let’s meet some of the authors who are joining in the #CleanWIP fun. This is just a quick and haphazard example of the kind of great content you can expect here at CleanWIP Magazine.