Another excellent tip to help with the promotion of your book, this one from Derek Haines over at justpublishingadvice.com This particular tip is to help you select the best category to fit our book into. Amazon will reward top selling - not top writing - with more prominent opportunities, so how do you find the … Continue reading How To Select The Best Amazon Book Categories For Your Book – Derek Haines
I've written several times in the past about using images with your blog, but not really about how to present those images. Using just the photos and images you include in your posts is another way to promote your work - something we (by that, I mean me) all need to do more of. I … Continue reading Promote Your Book With Images For Google Image Search – Justpublishingadvice.com
I recently came across part six of this video series which of course led me to search out part one in this series aimed at 'demystifying the publishing process for new authors'. In doing so, I discovered that there is a large amount of information here if you were thinking about writing that first book. … Continue reading Publishing 101 – Video Series by Luna Press Publishing – Introduction.
by Kyle Massa Protagonist: the character who propels your story forward. Usually the main character. Antagonist: the character who impedes that forward progress. Usually a supporting character. Seem simple enough. Except when it’s not. What if your antagonist is more compelling than your protagonist? Contrary to conventions, what if your villain feels more […]Has Your … Continue reading Has Your Antagonist Stolen Your Story? — A Writer’s Path
Something a little extra today. Last week as one of my six word horror stories, I offered: The door shook. It wouldn't hold. I posted this to my facebook page and added the picture: I asked if people had any other six word suggestions, and got several good ones, which I'll share later. But what … Continue reading Six Word Horror Saturday – Plotting or Planning? How To Plot A Novel The Six Word Way!
Tiffany Yates Martin has written a guest post over on Jane Friedman's site talking about how to keep your story moving in the sometimes sagging middle part of your story. This is certainly something that I have struggled with, so read on to learn from Tiffany about how you might tackle that... Photo credit: ce2de2 on Visual hunt / CC … Continue reading 4 Story Weaknesses That Lead to a Sagging Middle – Tiffany Yates Martin [Reblog]
Many of us are used to deadlines. They make sense, right? Someone needs us to complete something, so they tell us when they need it to be done, and …Want to write a novel? 3 reasons you need to be setting deadlines (for yourself, that is!)
I have spent some not so insignificant time these past few months thinking about blogging, what it's all about, and how to get better at it. I came across Christian Mihai and his site 'The art of Blogging,' and discover that there ia literally a bajillion (that's a word) things to learn. I the post … Continue reading Lessons Learned after One Year of The Art of Blogging – [Reblog] The Art of Blogging
Jut read a post from Author Nicholas Rossis about adding life to you locations. My current WIP is set mainly in one location, but I want to ensure I set that one location up in the bed way possible. Nicholas post is a summary of another which he recommends you read as well, but for … Continue reading 6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations [Reblog] Nicholas Rossis
I came across a post recently about 'crutch' words - words that we sometimes lean on when perhaps others would be better, or better yet, the sentence that they're in needs revising. Typically, I lost track of that post, but Today I came across a very similar post from Audrey Driscoll, talking about one such … Continue reading To Be Or Not To Be? Maybe Not! [Reblog] – Audrey Driscoll