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Why Authors Should Know Their Target Audience – by Kate Tilton…

Why Authors Should Know Their Target Audience – by Kate Tilton…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Book Designer: Who is your target audience? What is a reader profile? These are two questions that continue to baffle many authors, not only new authors starting out in this business but even established authors with several books out. I get it, with…

How To Find Your Target Audience, Part One – by Kate Tilton…

How To Find Your Target Audience, Part One – by Kate Tilton…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Book Designer: Last time we covered WHY knowing your target audience is so important. Next let’s dive in on figuring out who your particular target audience is so you can reap the benefits. Continue reading HERE

5 Reasons Why All Indie Authors Should Produce Audiobooks

Originally posted on How To Ebook:
I’m what you call an early adopter. Way back when in the Stone Age of Romance — you know, before 2000 — I?loved?audiobooks; you know, those CD versions you could get from the library. There was something about someone reading me a story that really clicked. Maybe because I’m…

Dropping Breadcrumbs: How to Show a Character’s Emotional Wound Through Behavior – by Angela Ackerman…

Dropping Breadcrumbs: How to Show a Character’s Emotional Wound Through Behavior – by Angela Ackerman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power to re-shape a character in many negative ways, impacting their happiness, their self-worth, and causing mistrust and disillusionment to skew their worldview. This critical piece of backstory is key to understanding their motivations,…

Indie authors lead the way – by Sandra Beckwith…

Indie authors lead the way – by Sandra Beckwith…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Build Book Buzz: The coronavirus impact on authors isn’t lost on the media. I’ve read several articles detailing how authors are dealing with COVID-19. The word “authors” in these articles nearly always refers to traditionally published writers who are suddenly left high and dry.…

Mysterious and Thrilling Fiction Writing Prompts – by Melissa Donovan…

Mysterious and Thrilling Fiction Writing Prompts – by Melissa Donovan…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writing Forward: Sometimes it’s hard to start a new writing project. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by too many ideas and can’t decide which one to tackle. Or maybe you’re searching for the right idea, something to spark your imagination and inspire your next story. Fiction…

7 novel plotting quotes to inspire and encourage you

7 novel plotting quotes to inspire and encourage you

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers:
I spent most of last week plotting my new project, which I start writing today as part of NaNoWriMo. Whether you’re taking part in National Novel Writing Month or not, here are some of my favourite novel plotting quotes to inspire and encourage you. Get your character in trouble in…

How to host a Soft Launch for your book on Amazon to dazzle potential readers and boost sales – by Stephanie Chandler…

How to host a Soft Launch for your book on Amazon to dazzle potential readers and boost sales – by Stephanie Chandler…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Non Fiction Authors Association: When you self-publish a book, you have several options for launching it into the world. You can host a presale on Amazon and promote it for weeks or even months in advance. This strategy can be effective, especially if you have…

Is Grammarly Safe For Free And Premium Users? – by Derek Haines…

Is Grammarly Safe For Free And Premium Users? – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: There’s no doubt that Grammarly is one of the most popular grammar checkers for writers and bloggers. But as with all online apps and services available on the Internet, you might have some concerns regarding your privacy and personal data. Whenever…

The Benefits of Writing Flash Fiction – by Nancy Stohlman…

The Benefits of Writing Flash Fiction – by Nancy Stohlman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Jane Friedman site: Consider flash fiction an opportunity. Let go of your tricks and your clever exposition techniques. Let go of your need to explain. Discover what you don’t need to say. Let go of description—one perfect detail will do the trick. Let silences…

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