I recently came across this book and I have given it to a few author friends to their extreme enjoyment. I recommend it for those who want to expand their description of emotions on their written page: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression. Here is some information for you from the book:..
I love Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. He has some great advice for writers and I recommend it for anyone at any stage of writing anything. Here are some of my favorite bits of advice: “Good description is a learned skill, one of the prime reasons why you cannot succeed..
Most people are familiar with the idea of a Copy Edit. This is when someone (or you yourself, though it is VERY hard to do it yourself) goes through your copy and tries to catch all the typos, bad punctuation, nonsense paragraphs, etc. This is usually the very last step done on a book/story before..
Do you need someone to help you with writing? This can take on many forms. Below are the most common types of help you can request from a writer: Blog Writing Set up a regular blog writer. You should take a look at the voice you want your blog to have, friendly, stern, educational, etc…
Whether you want to self-publish or get a traditional publishing deal you need to build a platform. This is true of any artist or any business actually. What is a “platform”? It is a place from which you can stand and other people can hear you speak or read what you write. How to “build”..
Lucky for all of you indie authors, small independent bookstores seem happy to work with you. It always helps to make a personal visit, especially if you’re a local author. With book and promotional materials in hand (e.g., business cards, flyers, sell sheets) take a casual stroll through the store, look carefully at other merchandise..
For most authors there is the thrill of having your book printed and in your hand. We want to be the next Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling or Agatha Christie. My own personal plans changed when multiple people told me how hard it was to get published. Publishing houses are impossible to get..
Sometimes all you feel you need is for just that one right person to tell his friends about your product, your company, etc. Well, how do you contact that person, how do you get noticed and is it worth it? There is no definite one-way to do it, but I can try to give you..
Here are two basic definitions which I find helps someone new to the “marketing themselves” world: BLOG Short for “web log”: a discussion or information site published on the Internet consisting of entries (posts) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Originally mostly used as a sort of public..
I have found it to be helpful to think of Facebook more as a PR tool than a direct marketing tool. It is hard to show direct sales as tied directly to Facebook. With that said, PR is directly tied to marketing and having a strong PR presence definitely boosts/enhances any marketing efforts. If you..