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5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

November (and National Novel Writers Month or NaNoWriMo for short) is coming faster than you think. Sure, it’s July and warm weather calls you outdoors, but November is the month in which many writers get their official start – it’s looming just a few short weeks (17) ahead. Have YOU begun to do the prep […]

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…

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…

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.…

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

Confession time.  I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey.  I know, I’m the target market (according to the media reports) middle aged mother from middle America who has the guilty pleasure of romance novels and writing what others lovingly refer to as ‘smut.’  It should go without saying that I’d pick up the book and […]

#Read about Guest #Aspiring #Author DeAnna Ross

#Read about Guest #Aspiring #Author DeAnna Ross

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Finding Success Doing What You Love (It was an Apple IIe.) The pale keys against my stubby fingers were cool and smooth. I looked in wonder at the greenish screen. My friend Pam was the luckiest girl in the whole world to have access to…

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Originally posted on Heather Hill, Author & Comedy Writer:
There are people that are writing in the hope of getting rich, and there are people that are writing for the love of the craft. I would firmly plant myself between these two extremes. I suspect that those writers who are most disappointed are in the first…