The royals have been and gone... the weather is getting worse... all is in train for a wet and wild Easter weekend. So what better way to use this in-house time to have a trawl through some great writing sites...read some interesting articles and make plans for the rest of your year...OR YOU COULD JUST WRITE.
The London Book Fair wrapped up and much digestion is taking place.
Joanna Penn had a mind blowing fair and has written a powerful article on what she has learned. Read!
Jane Friedman checks in with KOBO boss at L.B.F. and finds out some interesting statistics on E sales.
Publishing Perspectives had a chat with games companies at L.B.F. about how writers can get into this field they also have a good post on Using Translators as agents for your work in other countries.
Chuck’s ramble, this week, is an exhortation to young writers... the ones who have enrolled with high hopes in Creative Writing courses. Not for the faint hearted! But good advice!
Bibliocrunch has a post on royalty rates from all the different independent ways to publish.
Publisher’s Weekly looks at Bloombury’s new YA imprint (think upmarket babysitters club books.) If you write clean teen romance....
This week I came across two posts on writers collaborations... in partnerships and in author collectives. On Joe Konrath’s blog two authors talk about writing partnerships – Great article.
The Triskele team blog has been looking at author collectives...and profiles this one with a Kiwi writer in the forefront. This is a collective that works across the world to promote their books collaboratively and under their own brand.
Website of the week: The Alliance of Independent Authors was launched at London Book Fair 2 years ago and has gone from strength to strength. Have a look around their website and read this great interview with Catherine Ryan Howard - She who is known as Catherine Caffeinated and my first Go To when Indie publishing was in its interesting infancy. Her final advice in this interview I endorse whole heartedly. A few times a month I am contacted by someone wondering what they should do... I don’t mind but sometimes I am saying the same things as Catherine...only in my head.
If you are looking for writing tips to shake up your writing life over Easter.
In the Craft Section...
Small scale scene structure. – great article.
Easter Weekend could be the time look over your online presence or start one or finally get that manuscript out the door.
In the Marketing Section...
A manuscript is not a book... (primer on MS presentation)
How to get more readers for your blog – an oldie but a goodie from The Bookman as well as his best 5 fonts for books covers.
The best way to write a query letter – Jane Friedman
How to get the most out of your book reviews –great article
Why Tumblr is useful for bloggers – Ava Jae
Jody Hedlund’s blog is one of my go to sites and her great articles often get mentioned here. However she has a Pinterest site just full of writing quotes. So if you need some writing inspiration this Easter check it out!
Colourful Easter pic fromhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/praktyczny_przewodnik/7047496769