Tag Archive | Advice

12 Ways to Blog Better

A dozen ways you can make your blog reach your audience.

Do Twitter and Blogs Really Drive Book Sales?

Originally posted on Follow The Reader:
We’ve all heard the old adage that “fifty percent of advertising works, we just don’t know which fiftty percent it is.” But does it apply to book chatter on Twitter and blogs? And if so, now that it’s becoming possible to measure just about everything through digital analysis, do we have to accept…

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
What is the best advice I’d give an author? How many times have you thought about this question? Those of you who know me would remember I’d say “Never give up on your dreams.” But what else would I say? Read work by other authors…

Eating My Frog Daily

Eating My Frog Daily

Writing daily is a challenge for parents with a full time job but it need not be one or the other!

10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress. I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self. They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears…

4 Assumptions that Help Authors Fail

Originally posted on The Published Author:
? 10 years ago, only one book out of every ten would succeed. And by succeed, I don’t mean bestseller. These books would earn out the advance for the author and probably get in a little more on the royalty, they would earn the publisher a small profit (yeah,…

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

So, conflict between even the best of friends and lovers is a must… however, the conflict has to make sense in the context of their relationship. How do you do that? Well, even characters who are utterly in sync with each other emotionally will vary in how they relate to others. This is where a tool from rpg storytelling comes in VERY handy.

An easy way to sell more books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Effrosyni Moschoudi was the very first one to suggest to me this little trick, and I have since used it with all my books. Now, Jonathan Gunson has written a great post with the same easy way to sell more books, as a comment on a presentation by Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler.…

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

But I have a secret to share – something that the publishing world hasn’t yet figured out about me and I’m going to share it with you today: the secret to pleasing readers *OR* everything I know about Successful Storytelling I learned from fandoms, rpg, & cosplay.

Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers

Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
These three professional blunders can hang on like the smell of dead fish and stink up our author career, so avoid them at all cost. I understand that many of you who follow this blog are new, so if you’ve made one of these mistakes, you’re learning. We all…