Your Book Social Media Profile Awaits
For those of you who already know the answer to the question at hand, I applaud you.
But there are a few who might be wondering why, in fact, one would ever worry about editing. Two schools of thought rally around this subject. Some of you might be thinking one or both of the following:
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 3:05pm — No Comments
It is a writer’s worst fear – what they call ‘writer’s block’. Being frozen when you intend to work on your project. The idea that the well has officially dried up. Perhaps you encountered a deadline and just went blank because of the strain. Or, out of the blue, you cannot find the urge to write. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not exactly temporary.
The truth is that this is one of those moments every writer simply doesn’t relish. Sure, we can try to be reasonable and say…ah,…Continue
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Life can get pretty crazy sometimes. Just when it seems normal, then there’s a curveball which knocks you completely off that axis you got so comfortable with. And, more often than not, life gets in the way of writing. About when you’re ready to sit down to the task and focus, something comes up. There’s an emergency, or maybe not. Life happens. The kids need to be driven somewhere. Before you know it, a whole day has flown by and you’re not only exhausted from the ride, you’re disappointed…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:45pm — No Comments
This topic is really big right now. Any writer or reader familiar with books coming out these days has probably noticed a huge trend in shorter fiction. Short stories, novellas, even episodic or chapter-length works are releasing all of the time on Amazon and other book sellers. And it appears that there are two schools of thought in response.
One is comprised of a group of writers and readers who see no issues with shorter fiction. In fact, they encourage it!
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Being an author is hard. One must not only write books, but also take on different roles. They have to be editors, marketers, bloggers, advisers, and the list goes on. In the publishing journey, a writer learns that very few things are for free, or at least affordable.
Book trailers are a great tool in promoting your own work. You can not only tie them to your Youtube channel, but also link them to author interviews or even press releases. They can really come in handy,…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:26pm — No Comments
If you’ve ever self-published or considered it at least, it probably crossed your mind that a good book cover would probably help to “sell” the book. It’s true that presentation is everything; how the sales page appears with the book description and the cover are extremely important. Often, if the book cover isn’t up to par, some readers won’t take an author seriously. The cover is half the battle in marketing. The rest, well the rest is how you reach your audience. But, that’s a topic of…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments
I wanted to come in and talk about a specific topic. I get so many people, mostly aspiring writers, reaching out to me for advice and the one question I see the most is…
“What should I do next?”
In other words, the writers believe they have exhausted their options. Or maybe they simply haven’t read up on that particular subject. But, there is a moment, I think, in every writer’s career in which you don’t know what to do next, what steps to take. This is usually the moment I…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments
If you are an avid follower of writing blogs, then you know there is a plethora of information, advice to offer. Guest authors have offered tips on writing from the time these blogs first began to grow into what it they have become today. Most aspiring writers know that to look for writing tips on a specific topic (point of view, research, any story elements), it is as simple as doing an internet search. The world is at our fingertips.
Unfortunately, for some writers,…Continue
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The K-Instant Dashboard is a powerful online tool that every writer / publisher need to acquire for themselves. It is a do-it-yourself website application…Continue
Imagine being able to post your book-links to hundreds of book-related blogging sites all at once, and get massive follow back from their audiences and the search engines. That's right, this tool will guarantee you a high SEO (search engine optimization) ranking…Continue
Goodreads.com is a very popular social media platform for book lovers, with over 40,000,000 members. Now, the question is, how do you tap into this open field of avid readers? The first step if you are an author, is to create a profile, and then add your book's ISBN to the network, if it is not already…Continue
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Click the link below to listen to an incredible radio show that will fill your heart with emotion…Continue
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On 19 June 15, the Ancient Origins website published an article by Mark Miller entitled "Ancient Greeks apparently feared zombies so much they weighed down the…Continue
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Dark Lady is a mystery novel written by Richard North Patterson.
It is a complex story that talks about politics, political corruption, organized crime, big construction projects, misappropriation of public money and influential people with some of their darkest secrets exposed.
Dark Lady is a 'dark' novel. I was particularly disturbed by the masochistic love making scenes and by the vivid description of the mutilation of bodies by a cold blooded…Continue
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The first line of a novel is incredibly important in that it sets the tone of a novel, establishes point of view, and hooks the reader. Here’s your chance to see how your novel’s first line stacks…Continue
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It is a hot Friday night in Lilburn, Georgia and the cool breeze is a welcome relief as it touches my face with a gentle caress…I hear the firecrackers in the far distance popping at Stone Mountain Park.
Anderson Cooper is interviewing a family member of one of the victims of the Charleston Nine in…
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Having an edited, ready-for-publication manuscript is paramount when searching for a publisher or an agent. Some vanity publishers—like EMSA Publishing—will provide editing in exchange for a percentage of the royalties. Others will provide you with a list of approved editors and ask you to…Continue
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