Start building your team today!

Do not put this off for any reason. You cannot go this alone. Writing may be a solitary task, but publishing is a group effort. You need your team.

Stop thinking that you can do everything yourself, or worse, that you can somehow save money by doing it all yourself.

Learn to delegate those tasks that are best carried out by others. This also means you will need to learn the basics of people management. You cannot expect more from others that you expect from yourself.

No one will ever care about your books more than you do, but your team can share in the vision in relation to their task. The right cover designer will take pride in their work, and want your book to look its best. Trust in their talent.

Your accountant will want to save you as much money as possible, and increase your profits. If your business goes under, they will lose you as a client. Therefore, your goals are aligned.

An editor wants to turn your writing into the best version of itself as possible. Of all the team members, this role is the most vital. You need someone to point out your faults in a manner that you can learn from. If you are not learning from book to book, your career is doomed to fail.

Each year the quality of fiction improves, and readers become more demanding; rightfully so. You cannot become complacent, and your team is there to ensure that you do not.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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