Your Book Social Media Profile Awaits
I want to show you how we can make Amazon Book Clubs the biggest Facebook Group in the world. If you follow the instruction given below, you will be able to get a lot Facebook likes, friend requests, and followers without any cost.
The overall process will take less than two minutes…
Added by Joyce Zeller on February 8, 2015 at 4:39am — No Comments
Our overriding job as fiction authors is to entertain our readers. They buy our books not to be impressed, awed or confused but rather to be entertained. Here are some do's and don'ts that I think we need to pay attention to.
(1) Unpronounceable Names. Some authors give characters unpronounceable names. Bad idea. Most readers subvocalize so words that are difficult to pronounce usually get skipped over. If the reader…
Added by David Grace on February 8, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments
Yesterday our community in Vernon, British Columbia, observed a Walk for Alzheimer Research and for those who are living with Alzheimer Disease and their families. The Ukeleles for Fun band for which I usually play percussion performed for the walkers as…Continue
Added by IanGayle Moore-Morrans on February 7, 2015 at 3:39pm — No Comments
It is true that I am a relative of Thomas Jefferson which causes a great deal of pride but lately, I have been considering the possibility that I may have another relation of more ancient descent and more holy. This thought is not…Continue
Added by Linda Heavner Gerald on February 7, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments
What is writing fiction all about? If you're an author, ask yourself this question. It's important, and here's why. You have to make a decision about why you write. If you write to make a big splash on the literary ocean, then that's the wrong reason. If you write because you believe what you have to say is…Continue
Added by Chéri Vausé on February 7, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments
One of the first errors I learned about as a novice writer had to do with the use of exclamation points. After penning my first novel, and fortunately, before publication, I was taught by a writing guru that exclamation points don’t belong in one’s narratives. Period.
Here’s an example of very amateurish writing where exclamation points abound.…Continue
In writing your screenplay or novel or play, you must have a star. This is the person who fascinates you enough to write all those countless words. When we have a tightly written manuscript, it means we have become fascinated with a certain person in such a way that we actually live through that character.…Continue
Added by Jack Fitzgerald on February 7, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments
Added by Carolyn Beale on February 7, 2015 at 1:25pm — No Comments
After a year of giving up my newly renovated antique house to my dear daughter, beloved-but-unemployed son-in-law, grandkids, pregnant mother cat, one hormonally challenged male dog, and a still-chewing everything puppy… (while being unemployed myself during much of that time..)
After looking the other way when antiques were scratched, lamp cords were chewed…Continue
Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on February 6, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments
We all use shortcuts in writing. When we perceive a topic to be of lesser interest, we summarize it, treating it like a minor building block of the story. One way to do that is using indirect quotes. By not putting what is said into dialogue, you are relegating it to a passing mention.
Indirect storytelling can also, however, be a sign of…
Added by John Paine on February 6, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments
It’s one of the hardest parts of being a writer, don’t you think? Editing your own work, running over the same pages over and over again…and still, if you’re human, it’s inevitable that you’ll miss a quotation mark here, an extra space there, or worse, a typo.…Continue
Added by DIXIE DIAMANTI on February 5, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
I have loved everything to do with the paranormal world for as long as I can remember. I write about ghosts, hauntings, aliens, angels, demons, ESP, premonitions, past lives, reincarnation - you name it - for quite some time as well. One place where I write regularly is …Continue
Added by Martha Jette on February 5, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments
My parents divorced the summer of my third year in school. This did not come as a great disappointment. My father was a womanizer and a heavy drinker. The fights between my parents were frequent. We moved that summer into our “own” house. My mother was a hard worker and with my aunt to help her, our new life began.
In many ways, our life was much better. There were no more fights to fear and our little cottage, although not in a really desirable part of town, was better than the…
Added by Linda Heavner Gerald on February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Ending a dystopian-type novel has its problems. If you end on a cheerful note, it may spoil the nature of the rest, but if the ending is simply depressing, I fear the reader may not come back for other books on your list. I faced this problem in my novel Troubles. The backstory is that the world had done nothing much about replacing oil, all economies had collapsed,…Continue
Added by Ian James Miller on September 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
When it comes to promoting your book, you have to spend money to make money.
How many of you have been told that?
The first time I heard it, my heart filled with desolation. I live in the…Continue
In today's lesson, I am going to show you how you can effectively create your own book-signing event, effortlessly. This process will take you less than an hour, and the result may attract hundreds, and maybe thousands of visitors to your book-signing events.
Localized book-signing event is critical to every independent authors because of the impacts it can create for author's professionalism and book sales. I don't know if you are aware of this, but your friends and family…Continue
APub.com is a well kept secret to a lot of people, including writers and publishers, because it is supposedly the top publishing brand of Amazon.com. While the KDP Direct is open to the general public - to publish their ebooks - APub is directly the opposite. In order for any writer to become a member of APub, he or she must first be a…Continue