Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lead-in Phrases

Get rid of these superfluous lead-in phrases and tighten your writing. 

https://www.ragan.com/ditch-these-superfluous-lead-in-phrases/?sfns=mo

Monday, September 16, 2019

Book Preorders

Why does it matter whether or not people preorder your book before it's released? 

http://bookendsliterary.com/2019/08/06/why-preorders-matter/

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction does not mean that you can play fast and loose with the facts. 

https://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2016/10/behind-books-what-heck-is-creative.html

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Dialogue

These tips for writing dialogue will bring your characters and your scenes to life. 

https://www.ingramspark.com/blog/how-to-write-dialogue-tips-to-captivate-readers

Book Income

What are the various income streams that are possible from your book? 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2019/07/how-authors-make-money

Friday, September 13, 2019

Book Events

Here are some suggestions to make for a better book event. 

https://writerunboxed.com/2019/03/23/the-art-of-the-book-event-9-tips/

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Querying Agents and Editors

Here are some reasons why it's not a great idea to simultaneously query agents and editors with the same manuscript. 

https://literaticat.tumblr.com/post/186444063615/is-it-okor-even-expectedto-simultaneously-query

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Descriptions

Here are some hints on how to write descriptions without going overboard.

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2019/07/how-to-write-description-without-going.html

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Marketing a Book Award

Now that you've won that book award (congratulations!), how can you best use that in your marketing efforts? 

https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2019/07/13-ways-to-use-a-book-award-for-marketing/

Monday, September 9, 2019

Novels in Verse

Just like prose novels, those written in verse need to have a structure and a plot. 

https://www.darcypattison.com/writing/plot/best-9-tips-on-plotting-a-novel-in-verse-advice-from-caroline-starr-rose/