Please, spread the word…not too much in life is free, so take advantage of this opportunity for free advertising, thanks to Amazon.
Tara Sparling’s series on writing book blurbs is interesting and educational. And I love her sense of humor! Here is the first, and if you want to read others, I recommend you follow her blog at https://tarasparlingwrites.com.
Just in case you missed it, Thursday October 2nd was a big day in the book world: the day when 426 heavy hitters released their books for Christmas, including Philip Pullman, Jojo Moyes and Bill Bryson. This was swiftly followed by just last Thursday October 17th, when further probable blockbusters from mahoosive names including Elton John, John le Carré and Nadiya Hussain swamped the shelves. So if you had a book coming out this autumn, and you HAVEN’T released it in the last 2 weeks… congratulations! You just avoided being stampeded by a herd of anxious, needy elephants in a race for column inches.
In previous posts, I examined when might be the best time of year to publish a novel, which concluded that Christmas might actually not be the worst idea, despite the flood of heavyweights. I also examined the effect of blockbusters on the sales of other…
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Some great resources here pulled together by The Write Life team. Sharing with my writer friends….
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So glad I read this today, so wanted to share it with others.
on The Creative Penn:
Making a lasting impact with a story isn’t exactly easy.
First off, selling your novel and getting it read is hard enough. You’ve got a lot of competition, you have to deal with marketing, and readers are quick to drop a book that doesn’t interest them.
After you’ve managed to achieve that task, then there’s another problem you have to wrestle with.
Let me explain.
How many “okay” novels have you read, but you quickly forgot afterward? How many movies have you seen that you don’t really remember?
If you are like most people, then you’ve probably experienced hundreds upon hundreds of different stories, and only a few would have stayed with you.
Great and succinct information for poets out there!
We’re all familiar with rhyming poems. After all, these are the first poems most of us encounter as children, from the delightful stories of Dr. Seuss to the hilarious poetry of Shel Silverstein.
People often think rhyming poems are rigid, conforming to strict meter and perfect rhymes at the end of every line, but within the world of rhyming, there is a lot of flexibility.
Let’s look at some of the types of rhymes that are available to poets and writers who craft stories in verse.
I particularly liked the conclusion.
This is a post originally posted on Azure Fire Publishing.
People refer to it as young adults market, segment, or genre. Whatever you call it, there is something definitely going on with it. According to Valerie Peterson, the number of Young Adult (YA) titles published more than doubled in the decade between 2002 and 2012 (this doesn’t even include Indie titles). This growth in sales for YA far exceeds the percentage of growth in the adult e-book sales, indicating a dramatic overall increase.
We do not have the 2018 numbers yet, but judging by the number of new titles in Amazon, the trend is strong and thriving—at least from the publishing point of view.
But who is reading all these books? Are we looking at a wave of young readers?
Who’s Reading All These Books?
Looking for sales numbers is a harder task. According to 2012…
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Hi all, I’m running a book promotion for my second novel, Believing In Horses, Too. For just $.99, you can be settled in with this multiple-award winning book from now until Sep.12.
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Loved this advice.
Good morning wonderful writers, I hope you’ve all had a great week.
This week I finished another set of edits, which I think puts me on draft…7? 8? I’ve lost count! Since I finished my first draft almost a year ago, it has been not stop edits. It’s safe to say my story is a lot more well rounded and polished now.
Yet I’ve been thinking a lot recently about all the advice we writers are given in regards to how we tell our story; show not tell, don’t use this word, don’t use that word, don’t write like this or like that…and it’s difficult because we are also given the almost contrasting advice to break the rules, to be unique, to write the way we want too.
Editing, I’ve learnt, is about finding the balance to strengthen your writing, while staying true to your voice. Writer and blogger K.M.Allan
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Thank you to the Book ‘Em Book Club for this interview!
Melissa Bowersock offers great questions for authors to consider – thank you!