IndieView with Amber Porter, author of Money Moves

For example, it is possible to negotiate your scholarship with colleges when you get your financial aid award letter. Amber Porter – 28 December 2017
The Back Flap
Straightforward and blunt! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Get your copy of   Money Moves from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Most of the information in the book relates to things I actually did in college. The first three books are complete. I received so many questions from students and parents about the college financial aid process that I decided to write it in a book. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? When did you start writing the book? I listen to white noise. I am able to keep creative control of my work and do all of my own graphic designs and photography. How long did it take you to write it? I answered so many of the same questions and gave so much of the same advice that I decided to write a book about it. We all know how important it is for writers to read. Likewise, there is a lot of information that students don’t know about choosing the right college and major, and questions that they may have about graduate school. If so can you please describe it? I grew up reading Stephen King and J.K. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? I don’t write the chapters in order though. This book gives high school and college students strategies to graduate college debt free. It is not about selling books, its about empowering students with the knowledge to complete a bachelor’s degree without incurring any debt. End of Interview:
For more from Amber, visit her website, follow her on Twitter or like her Facebook page. I started writing the book about three weeks before it was released. The easy part was that I knew what I wanted to say prior to writing it. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? No, but I do have a proofreader. The first chapter talks about third party scholarships, and gives streamlining tips on applying to one hundred outside scholarships. There is a way out of paying for college. Also parents of college bound students would find the information useful. Did you hire a professional editor? Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? It was a question of how I wanted to explain the information, as opposed to what information I wanted to explain. Rowling but I wouldn’t say that they influenced the way that I wrote. I am currently writing Money Moves: The Law School Application Process. There are so many financial aid related questions that students never get answers to. Eighth grade students to college sophomore students would greatly benefit from the book. I outline extensively. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? The tips outlined in the book may even assist college freshman and sophomore students. Once you put out your first book you will be so much more confident. I am hoping that the Money Moves series will assist students with the college application process and beyond. I hope that communities will be transformed by the knowledge given in Money Moves. Purchase your copy today and learn how to make #moneymoves. Combining the methods outlined in this book will save you thousands of dollars. I live in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Money Moves: A Guide To Conquering College Debt With Little Familial Support, is a self-help style book written to assist high school students with avoiding college debt. In Markham, Illinois right outside of Chicago. Do you listen to music while you write? If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I was able to graduate from college debt-free and I gave examples of things that, either, I actually did or things that I wish I’d known. Where did you get the idea from? No. I wanted to make the information easy to understand for parents who hadn’t went to college and didn’t know anything about the process. Do you have a target reader? I edit after I finish each chapter. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? After I finish outlining, I write each chapter. Many people from my neighborhood, where I grew up, contacted me with questions related to the college financial aid process. About You
Where did you grow up? I did it myself. I know each point that I will communicate in the book before writing it. I struggled with trying to put my own thoughts into a format that would be easy to read for everyone, regardless of their educational background. I have so many more ideas now and I have four more books coming out! That’s one of my favorite parts of the creative process! Do you outline? Both. Where do you live now? Money Moves: Choosing a College will be available for pre-order December 1, 2017 and Money Moves: Choosing the Right Major will be available for pre-order February 1, 2018. After I have completed the entire book, I edit it again three times before I send it to a proofreader. I received so many questions from students and parents about the college financial aid process that I decided to write it in a book. I saw a YouTube video about self-publishing and it seemed like the best way to go. About the book
What is the book about? What would you like readers to know about you? Not long at all, the information contained in the book was information that I previously told students who called me for advice. The remaining chapters reveal a plan of action on how to maintain a debt-free lifestyle. What came easily? I outline a book pretty extensively before I start writing it. Absolutely positively, winging it! There will be five books in the Money Moves series. I skip around to whichever chapter is on my mind. The remaining chapters give other secrets to avoiding debt. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? In the very first chapter, you will learn tips, tricks, and hacks on streamlining the scholarship application process. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? What are you working on now? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished?