WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF #4

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So much for my Weekly Useful Writer Stuff being weekly.  LOL.  But, I knew it would happen. 

Before I get into my loooong list of articles, I want to give a plug to Authors X Promotion.  If you have a mailing list and are looking for new subscribers, they have a MEGA promo going on for the month of May.  It’s multi-genre and they’ve partnered with Book Hub.  This will be HUGE.  I’ve had great success with them before, so I really do recommend them.  Sign up today before it’s too late. 

Now, on with my list:

THE BOOK DESIGNER

From Fun to Serious: How I Use Pinterest Differently Now

I have a Pinterest account, but I never signed up as a business.  So there was some good info here.

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #78

 

MOUNTAIN MOXIE GIRL

Writing a Book Blurb? Avoid These Mistakes #IndieAuthor #AmWriting

 

Richard Ankers

Alternate Writing Resources

 

Kathy Steinemann

200 Ways to Say “Shake the Head”

200 Ways to Say “Good”

Both great articles, but  I fear I’m not talented enough.

 

Indies Unlimited

How Repost Helped Me Become An Instagram Fan

I just haven’t got the hang of Instagram.  I use my computer more than my smartphone.

Novel Point of View is NOT Camera Angle

Very insightful

 

Build Book Buzz

Facebook advertising for authors: A quick-start guide

I know authors who SWEAR by FB ads.  Another one I don’t really get the hang of.  You really need to know your audience and keywords.

 

Author Kristen Lamb

DEEP POV—What is It? Why Do Readers LOVE It?

Deep POV Part 2—How to Immerse the Reader in Story

How to Make ALL Ads, Marketing & Newsletters Work BETTER

When is the Best Time to Start an Author Platform?

Feeling Invisible on Facebook? How’s Your Organic Reach?

Oops! Hold on. You’re Newbie is Showing.

The Single Best Way to Become a Mega-Author

 

Selfpublishing Advice

6 Ways for Indie Authors to Use Goodreads to Network

GOodreads, hate it or love it, but they have the biggest reader base on the internet.  Some good advice. 

 

Anne R Allen

How to Give a Book Reading: A Bashful Author’s Guide

I don’t know if I’ll ever do a public reading, but I never though I’d be talking to a room full of students before either.  You just never know.

 

The Story Reading Ape Blog

EDITING 101: 34 – When to use “which” or “that”?

 

Nicholas Rossis

Emotional Beats: Chairs, windows, and furniture

 

Well, that’s it for this time.  Not gonna say week, cuz who knows what next week will bring.  If you’ve run across any really terrific writing articles, please post them in the comments. 

Have a great day.

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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2 Responses to WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF #4

  1. Many thanks for including my post among these great links 🙂

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