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4 Ways Writing Helps You Relax

4 Ways Writing Helps You Relax

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers:
Life can be stressful, perhaps now more than ever. I’m in full encouragement of people practising self-care and doing all they can to relax. Writing is my very favourite distraction from the world, so I just had to share those 4 wonderful ways writing can help you to relax. Writing…

8 Challenges (and Solutions) When Writing From Home – by K.M. Weiland…

8 Challenges (and Solutions) When Writing From Home – by K.M. Weiland…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Helping Writers become Authors: In these last few weeks, writers everywhere have experienced major changes in their daily schedules. If you were used to writing from home, now you may be accustoming yourself to writing with kids or other loved ones in the next…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Anne R. Allen: You’ve kinda/sorta finished your book/first draft/whachamacallit. In drastic cases, it could even be an outline that’s gone off the rails and landed in a ditch. But. Your original brilliant idea is drowning in a sea of ugly clutter. There are dust…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Happy Self Publisher: Your author bio is a calling card and targeted marketing tool to promote you and your work wherever it appears. It establishes a relationship with the reader because they get to peek behind the curtain to see who you are, where…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Every author I know hates writing a synopsis. They hate having to try to boil down their beloved story into 2 – 3 double spaced pages. They agonize over it, moan about it in public, throw fits, start the occasional bar…

Book Marketing: Reach More Readers Through Guest Posting – by Nina Dafe…

Book Marketing: Reach More Readers Through Guest Posting – by Nina Dafe…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Creative Penn: If you took the decision to become an authorpreneur and write a non-fiction book, it’s more than likely because you realize that they are a great way to: Position yourself as an expert in your field Increase your authority and credibility…

When Revising Your Novel, Look for These 4 Problem Areas – by Kris Spisak…

When Revising Your Novel, Look for These 4 Problem Areas – by Kris Spisak…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Jane Friedman site: Editing is energizing, where you take your solid creation and nudge it into brilliance. It’s taking a pile of words and shaping it into something that resembles the story you envisioned. Sometimes, a book looks mighty ugly in its early draft…

Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Many of you will have heard of The People’s Friend mgazine. Indeed, I know many of you have written short stories aimed at the magazine. Now, they’re very good at encouraging fiction writers and offering advice. But did you know they also accept non-fiction from freelance writers? If you’d like to…

5 Ways To Use Voice Search To Sell More Books – by Zara Altair…

5 Ways To Use Voice Search To Sell More Books – by Zara Altair…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Creative Penn: Have you asked a question out loud to one of your devices in the last week? Did you ask Siri the weather on your Apple Watch? Did you ask Google Assistant to provide you directions? Did you ask Alexa for a…

Proven Email List-Building Techniques

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
In my last post, I discussed the top 7 email marketing strategies for self-published authors. The very first tip was, “the list is Number 1.” But how do you create a mailing list? That’s a challenge many authors struggle with. Thankfully, I came across a great post by Karolina…

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