I've had the distinct pleasure of introducing you to several different author friends over the years, some of whom have visited many times and you've gotten to know them almost as well as you know me. Today, I'm happy to have a first-time visitor to my site. (I'm always SO EXCITED for new friends to... Continue Reading →
I've been working 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week. I finally took an afternoon off a few days ago. I simply needed to recharge. It made me think of this old proverb because (as my family can attest) I've been a dull girl. Actually, I don't think dull is a strong enough word. But... Continue Reading →
This week’s collection of content to help writers. Compiled by Story Cartel, you’ll find tips for writing, marketing, and social media, and there might be an amusing post or two.
Hi, SEers. Another week come and gone, and another week we have great content for you to look at. If you haven’t already, check out Monday’s post, Freedom From Distractions, by Joan Hall, and Wednesday’s post, The End in Mind, by Harmony Kent. Then peruse the links below for industry advice.
- Awesome Writing Tools (resources to improve your writing)
- How to Use Twitter Tips & Tricks (eleven comical tips on how NOT to use Twitter)
- Marketing for Writers (for those who hate the marketing aspect of being an author)
- Fashion in Fiction (a discussion of how to make the most out of character outfits)
- Formatting for Self-Publishing (five basic mistakes and how to fix them)
- Common Mistakes Most New Writers Make (writing mistakes are good if you learn from them)
- Social Media to Find Readers (great blueprint for social media usage)
- The Nine Stages of Editing Your Book—With…
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm part Irish, so you know I've got my green on. I hope you're wearing green so you don't get pinched. I also hope you take a minute to visit Story Empire today. There's a great post with a list of articles for writers. The best of the best this week had... Continue Reading →
We’ve got a lively discussion going on at Story Empire today. The post is building on my Amazon post here last week. If that post piqued your interest, why don’t you join the new conversation at SE?
Hi, SEers! Happy Wednesday.
I wrote a post on my own blog recently about Amazon and reviews. If you’d like to read it, you can find it here. That post was the inspiration for this one.
There are nine categories on the Amazon Community Guidelines page that dictate the rules for reviewing books (or anything else, I suppose). Some are just common sense. Others pose some problems.
For example, one of the categories is Eligibility. You must have spent $50 on Amazon before you are allowed to review a product.
- What about people who don’t have an account or have just opened one? (And before you laugh at the absurdity of that statement, you should know I know people who have family members buy things for them on Amazon because they don’t want to enter credit card information online.)
- What about teenagers who read the YA books their…
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Story Empire has a list of 10 blog posts this week dealing with writing, publishing, and marketing. If you’re looking for industry highlights from around the web, check these out.
Hi, SEers. Happy Friday!
We’re trying something new for you. Instead of our own opinions or a reblog here and there, we’re giving you links to valuable content we found this week. Below you’ll find tips from experts like James Scott Bell, Kristen Lamb, Chandler Bolt, and more. We hope you find these posts as helpful and/or entertaining as we did. Also, in case you missed them, you can find this week’s two Story Empire posts by clicking these links: Droll Definitions by Harmony Kent and What’s in a Name by Joan Hall.
- Chasing a New Idea
- How to Combine Fonts
- Five Changes You Need to Make to Your Author Website
- Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues
- Fifteen Ten Minute Author and Book Promotion Tips
- Put Calls to Action in the Back of Your Book
- Book Title Ideas
- The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice
- Fiction University‘s 31-day revision workshop during the month of…
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