So, you want to be an Author?

I have been writing for a little under a decade now. I’ve had ups and downs throughout my years of writing and I thought I’d share some of these with you all.

The most important step to being a writer is to read as much as you can from already published authors. This will help you understand how to write.

Before I started writing I had only one book that I could reference my writing to and that was the Holy Bible (I was writing The Righteous Jardacia after all). After that I continued to write in the same way, and having no other reference points, it wasn’t received well by my readers.

After a few years of writing I was becoming annoyed in my ability to write. I had good ideas and an excellent imagination, it just wasn’t translating to my work. I started reading novels by already published authors. I was interested in gaming, so naturally I found books that span off from some of the games I used to play.

I also used to rush writing and publish before I had even had a chance to proofread and edit. This is probably the most harmful thing I did, because it makes all of your work questionable before the reader has a chance to see it. I still make the mistake of publishing unfinished works to this day, and I still look like an idiot when I do it.

Usually, once I had completed a novel or short story, I’d advertise it. This, however, is a huge mistake if you are paying for it. Advertisements online are hot spots for trolls. What I have done instead of paying to be humiliated by online trolls is to post links to my novel in groups and forums online. This has generated more interest for me.

I made a number of my works available for free on Google Books, Amazon and a few others. This helped introduce my writing to new readers who were more inclined to leave a review. Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Another way I introduced readers to my work was to write about something people were already fans of. Fan Fictions is a great way to do this. My book, Xena: Warrior Princess was a complete success with over 5 thousand readers and a fair amount of 5 star reviews.

Today, I don’t advertise my work, yet it still sells. Once you gain a few fans of your work, it just snowballs into something huge.

Xena: Warrior Princess: The FanFic Collection

Xena: Warrior Princess: The FanFic Collection

Based on the hit television series, Xena: Warrior Princess, created by John Schulian and Robert Tapert, The FanFic Collection contains five original short stories and poems, which explore the past, present, and future of the legendary Warrior Princess.

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About the Author

Lord Avatar II was born Ashley Ellison in Manchester, England. He became known as Lord Avatar II in 2009 when he became the leader of a growing religious movement in the North West of England. He started out as a writer and quickly moved into other areas of creativity, most notably his music which quickly generated mass following in 2014. In 2017 he made numerous appearances on radio shows and did a few interviews for magazines about his music. Most recently he started producing film and TV, but he is yet to start his professional acting career.

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STFU – LordAvatarII

This is a song I was supposed to release on my new album but couldn’t for a few reasons.

The track was a message to one of my ex’s who was stalking me for a while. The entire situation really freaked me out, and I took to music to deal with the harassment. I hope you appreciate the music.

Why we should be supporting The For Britain Movement

Politics in the United Kingdom has become a very literal rendition of the Demon’Ocracy of the next realm. Lies and deceit by senior politicians is the norm of today’s society. I have searched for political parties which best resemble the doctrines of our Faith and the only one is The For Britain Movement.

The party and its leadership have been smeared by left-wing activists who have infiltrated almost every aspect of the media-driven world. They deliver daily propaganda for their cause. The left only know how to destroy, but Ann Marie Waters is creating something we all should be right behind.

I was a member of the Green Party, but I decided to leave because of the hypocrisy of their policies. For Britain has better policies for Animal Welfare and Greenbelt land than the Green Party.

In our faith – over three thousand members – we have people from all walks of life, who have converted from different religious organisations. Islamic Converts are most in danger. Apostasy in Islam is punishable by death. For Britain understands the threat of Islam in all its aspects, but it is not solely concerned with Islam, despite what those left-wing activists are trying to say.

For Britain has spoken out where others do not dare to whisper. They are a common sense party, who I believe to be following the virtues of Truth.

I believe that the current system of law is flawed. We have a tiered system where it is one rule for a certain group of people and another for another. For Britain will restore the Rule of Law. All people living in the United Kingdom will be subject to the laws of the United Kingdom.

As you may be aware, many people are now being silenced by political activists and social-media companies. I believe that nobody should be silenced for what they believe to be true. For Britain will change what has happened by implementing Free Speech again, as this aspect of our lives in the United Kingdom has been eroded by years of political correctness.

It is really easy and simple to join the movement. You can sign up through the website and pay a one-time joining fee of £15 and they a monthly donation of just £2 thereafter. With membership, you can voice your concerns, have your say on party policy and even become a candidate in your area for election.

Find more on the website https://www.forbritain.uk/

Make Money Online

Making money online from home is actually pretty easy if you have an internet connection. This article will show you some of the ways I have made money online.


1. The Online Surveys

It is as easy as it sounds. Certain websites offer money or vouchers for your time. They will offer you a number of surveys to participate in. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and you can make as much as £10 an hour for your time. If you are like me, who is never far away from a computer, then it makes sense to have a window open to one of these sites. I have only used SwagBucks and YouGov so far, but there are far more sites out there with the same principal.

2. Rewards-Based Sign-Ups

20Cogs is one that offers huge sums of money, but it also requires you to put money into the sites it gives you. It may ask you to put £10 into a website and it will give you £10 for your efforts. Sometimes it will give you a cog that requires subscriptions to be completed, but you can cancel subscriptions after a few days. You can also gain money from inviting friends. My personal experience with them is mixed, but that’s not to say it isn’t for you. If you are a gambler, then it seems this could benefit you because it gets you to sign up to different gambling sites that have sign-up bonuses.

3. Becoming A Tester

Becoming a product tester is easy to apply for, but harder to be chosen. I have only signed up to test a couple of products and I have not been chosen thus far. If you are chosen, however, you test, review and then keep the products. You can then sell them or keep the products yourself. Whichever you choose is a profit.

4. Selling Stock Photo’s

I have only just found out about this form of making money. If you’re a photo happy person with great shots people may want to use, you can sell photo’s on Adobe Stock and other photo stock selling websites. Whether you take great landscape photo’s or have some amazing general snaps you think people will buy, then this is a great way to go.

5. Website Advertising

If you have your own website then you definitely want to monetise it with adverts. Google Adsense is the best option to get adverts on your website and get paid. You can fit it in around your website without too much disruption.

6. The Freelancer

If you have skills, why not sell them. Certain sites like Fiverr allow freelancers to charge for services such as; Writing, Music, Art and so on. There are plenty of categories to enter yourself into. Even if you feel like you don’t have any particular skill, there is something you could do for someone on it. I cannot speak highly enough of this particular website. It has been amazing for me.

7. The Music

I have been an indie artist for many years and I have been quite successful. If you have an ear for music then you can make simple loop music digitally. There are a lot of free music production tools online. You can the either sell it as royalty free music to various people or websites, or you can find a free distributor, such as RouteNote, and sell it online as an independent musician. You can also review music for around £60 per month on SliceThePie, which doesn’t sound much, but if you love music, might as well get paid for your time.

8. Gaming

There are plenty of ways to make a revenue through playing games. You can now stream game-play directly to website like YouTube and Twitch and if you manage to get enough followers of your streams then you could find lots of money in your bank via advertisements and donations. Alternatively, you can become a games tester. In early stages of game creation, the developers need hundreds of testers to find glitches and so on. You can be paid up to £300 per day for your efforts.

9. Voice Acting

If you’re into acting, but don’t want to leave your home, then try voice acting. All you need is a microphone and a bit of software on your computer. Who knows where it could end. Again, you could use Fiverr to get clients and set the prices you want.

10. Competitions

There are lots of free websites online where they give away products or money as prizes. You won’t have to pay anything out and if you’re lucky enough to win, you instantly profit. I have only just started on the competitions, but MyOffers seems legit and fingers crossed I win something.


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Good Luck making easy money!