• L.E. Mearman

Episode 1 - What is Authoring?

What is “authoring" and how can you do it? Find out in this episode of Authoring Advice with L.E. Mearman.


In this first episode, I define "author" as I see it, and explain how it’s quite different from being a "writer."


In today's episode, we will cover:

  • Author vs. Writer

  • How authors are different from writers

  • What "authoring" is (author platform)

  • Why you would want to "author" (build an author platform)

  • How you can "author"

  • What you can expect from Authoring Advice


"So, if I’m offering authoring advice, what can you expect in future episodes? I hope, if nothing else, I can provide you with encouragement. The knowledge that there is someone else out there like you, who has little but her stories and laptop, but who is trying. Who is determine to publish not just one book, but build a career upon her works. "
L.E. Mearman

Episode Highlights


1:25 - Author vs. Writer

2:50 - Author as a Verb?

3:40 - What is Authoring?

6:45 - What Can You Expect from Authoring Advice?

* Times are approximate

"I’m hoping that in return for offering insight, advice, and a bit of history, I can in turn meet a great group of other aspiring authors and enjoy all the benefits of a writing community, like sharing works, critiquing, beta reading, and, of course, encouraging. Because, let’s be honest, writing can be hard. And making a career out of it can be even harder. "

Sources & Sundries



“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." - Virginia Woolf

How do you “author”? Do you have a different definition for “authoring”? Please share below. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest @authoringadvice.

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