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15 Simple Reminders You Might Need If You’re Not Getting Enough Writing Done

15 Simple Reminders You Might Need If You’re Not Getting Enough Writing Done

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions:
1. A little bit of writing is better than none. 2. Terrible first drafts are better than never being able to say you’ve finished something. 3. If you don’t take your writing seriously, no one else ever will. 4. Perfectionism is overrated. 5. You don’t need to watch every new…

Update Your Keywords to Sell More Books over the Holidays – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
by Penny Sansevieri Especially around the holidays, take a moment and tweak your keywords/keyword strings in Amazon. Maybe you can’t incorporate any holiday – or Christmas-specific keywords, but tweak the keywords during the holidays and find the strongest ones for your market. Oftentimes searches that include “gifts for…” ramp up…

The Developmental Edit: Are you (emotionally) ready? – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
By Guest Blogger Kathryn Craft ? A developmental edit can feel a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. You’ve had several years to exert your influence on his upbringing and must now allow others into his journey. You may be ready to push the…

Using Goodreads

Originally posted on The Magic of Stories:
I’ve always found Goodreads difficult to use, it’s clunky and what you see is not always what you get. There are lots of things that I don’t like, a lot that is not user friendly and simple things are made difficult. However, this post is about using Goodreads…

5 Ways That Playing with Pricing Can Sell More Books – From the Writers in the Storm blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
By Guest Blogger Penny Sansevieri Many authors talk about the complexity of book marketing, but sometimes it doesn’t have to be that hard. Sometimes all it takes is a tweak here or there to give your books a lift. And with this being a new year, maybe it’s time…

Creating an Anti-Hero – From The Maltese Tiger blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Creating an Anti-Hero Date: January 13, 2018Author: themaltesetiger0 Comments This week I want to talk about anti-heroes. In this morally ambiguous time, it’s no longer popular to write about classic heroes who are purely good and righteous. I mean, where’s the fun in that? Gone are the days of swashbucklers like Ivanhoe…

Cover Copy: a Must-Have for the Novelist’s Toolbox

Cover Copy: a Must-Have for the Novelist’s Toolbox

Kobo Writing Life By Chris Mandeville Cover copy is the brief summary of a novel found on the back cover of a paperback. When this summary is inside the jacket of a hard cover it’s called “jacket copy,” and it’s essentially the same as cover copy only longer. Why is cover copy important? Because once […]

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