Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Recommendations to Help Get You Out of A Book Slump

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Top Ten Tuesday an original feature that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Essentially, for each week the list is a new topic and the feature is designed to share lists with other bookish folks!  I love reading these posts and it’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week, the theme was an open theme looking at book recommendations.  I decided to make a top ten list of books to head to if you are in a highly feared reading slump.   Those times where you cannot finish a book to save your life, all hope seems lost and doom is upon you.  This may be a little bit dramatic but that is legit how I feel when I find myself slumping.

The books I compiled are all books that I was able to binge read, kept me reading late…

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10 marketing tips for self-published authors #h2e

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Alison Baverstock, author of How to Market Books, offers her top 10 marketing tips for self-published authors.

10 marketing tips for self-published authors

1. Leave off the marketing for a while

…and produce something worth sharing. It may sound obvious, but it’s only worth marketing content that is worth reading. Ensure your writing is as well crafted as it can be before you make it available.

So prioritize the writing! Make time for yourself and resist all the tempting opportunities your wily brain can come up with. Even washing the kitchen floor can look attractive if you want to avoid getting down to work. I have interviewed a lot of writers over the years and the one consistent thing they had in common was a strong writing habit. Even when they did not feel like it, they sat down and wrote!

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How To Write Believable Characters Without All 5 Senses

Rachel Poli

It’s not every day we come across a person who doesn’t have all 5 of their senses. Some people are blind, some are deaf, and some are both. Some people have anosmia (no sense of smell), ageusia (no sense of taste), or both.

I have all my 5 senses, so it’s hard to imagine having only 4 or 3 of those senses. And I’m amazed at the people who go through life without all 5 senses simply. Yes, it’s something they have to do, have to get used to and live with, but we, as human beings, tend to take everything for granted.

If someone is born without, for example, sight or hearing they don’t know how different world could be. They live in the same world but view it differently and they live their lives just like everyone else.

But if someone loses a sense or two throughout…

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EDITING 101: Now covers 50 topics to date…

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FYI – Here’s a list of the first 50 free editing tips my good friend and Professional Book Editor Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing, has presented so far.

Catch up with any articles you may have missed by scrolling through the list below and clicking those that are in Blue, Italic and Underlined.

Those still in black are not yet available, so stay tuned for the weekly updates.

EDITING 101: 01 – Introduction and ‘Redundancies’

EDITING 101: 02 – Description Depression

EDITING 101: 03 – THAT’s the Problem in Revising

EDITING 101: 04 – Character Name Consistency

EDITING 101: 05 – General Plurals

EDITING 101: 06 – He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags

EDITING 101: 07 – Consecutive Versus Concurrent Action

EDITING 101: 08 – Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript

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EDITING 101: 51 – Identifying Your Book’s Goal…

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

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Identifying Your Book’s Goal

If you’ve written a book, what was the goal of the book?

If you’re not sure, you’re also not alone. A lot of writers don’t examine their goals in writing at all. They know they want to write, and perhaps they know exactly what they want to write—a memoir, a science-fiction series, a literary novel.

There are two types of goals, as I see it, in writing. One would be termed “writing goals”—setting goals in order to assist you with the actual put-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-write action. That will be the subject of a later article.

Today we’re going to discuss “book goals.” What was the idea or purpose behind writing your book? Marketing yourself or a business? Leaving a…

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