How Do I Promote My Book on Social Media?

Connie PowellGetting Discovered

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Full article with thanks to: ingramspark.com/blog/7-social-media-tips-for-authors Social media writer’s block. It’s a thing! You have no problem hammering away at an 80,000-word novel, but when it comes to a 280 character tweet? Forget about it! You end up posting about what you had for dinner or what you did during the day, and nobody seems to be listening… or following. … Read More

How Are Professional Book Covers Designed?

Connie PowellGetting Started

Full article with thanks to: www.penguin.co.uk/articles/company/getting-published/How-book-covers-are-designed.html A book’s cover design is the window into its story and might be the reason a reader first picks it up. The art of conveying an entire manuscript into a single image, and making sure it’s targeting the right audience, is a task taken on not just by designers, but by editors and the … Read More

6 Tips for Writing a Trauma-based Book

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Full article with thanks to: friesenpress.com/blog/2021/6/24/how-to-write-a-trauma-based-book 1. It’s Not About You (Who) Your book will tell your story. That’s a given. But it’s not about you. You are writing the memoir to be read by someone else. So the writing of the book is about the reader. While only one author reveals their personal history in the intimate confines of … Read More

10 Helpful Tips for Writing Your First Children’s Book

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Full article with thanks to: servicescape.com/blog/10-tips-for-writing-your-first-childrens-book While you might think that writing a children’s book is an easy process, there are many challenges to writing a good children’s book and getting it successfully published. More children’s books with pictures are sent to potential editors and literary agents than any other type of book. To get to the top of this … Read More

Best Careers for People Who Love to Write

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Best Careers for Writers

Full article with thanks to: www.pertemps.co.uk/candidates/career-advice/job-search/the-best-jobs-for-people-who-love-writing Maths, not your thing? Do you get annoyed when you see an apostrophe in the wrong place? Chances are a career in writing would be right up your street. However, there’s more to a writing career than being a journalist or novelist. If you love the English language and fancy earning a good wage … Read More

How Do I Research for My Book?

Natalie SieberichsUncategorized

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Full article with thanks to: www.notionpress.com/blog/how-to-do-research-for-a-novel One of the biggest questions that every aspiring author has is, “How can I effectively research for my novel?” The answer to this question holds the secret to what makes a writer and author. One of the things that many writers say is,” I have a fantastic concept, but I have no idea how … Read More

How to Write a Good Hook & Start Your Novel with a Bang!

Natalie SieberichsUncategorized

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Full article with thanks to https://insights.bookbub.com/start-novel-bang-hook-readers/ Whenever people ask me what the most difficult part of writing a book is — the beginning, middle, or end — I usually say, “All of it.” Each section of a novel comes with its own set of challenges: Middles are hard to plot, ends need to be satisfying (and in my novels, they … Read More

4 ways to instantly tighten your fiction

Natalie SieberichsUncategorized

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Full article with thanks to https://www.writermag.com/improve-your-writing/revision-grammar/4-ways-to-instantly-tighten-your-fiction/ Editor-proof your stories with these tips. Stephen King shares in On Writing that a submitted story of his got this scribbled rejection from an editor: 2nd draft = 1st draft – 10%. King said that single comment changed the way he revised his fiction. The question many writers reasonably have in response to this advice are: What, how much, … Read More

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

Natalie SieberichsUncategorized

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Full article with thanks to https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/13/so-you-want-to-be-a-writer-colum-mccanns-tips-for-young-novelists How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann “Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet more than a … Read More

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

Natalie SieberichsUncategorized

Full article with thanks to https://www.nownovel.com/blog/novel-writing-steps-to-unputdownable-book/ Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book unputdownable: Step 1: Promise revelation in your story premise. Step 2: Make each chapter beginning and ending tantalizing. Step 3: Master novel writing basics: narration and description. Step 4: … Read More