These are one use codes that you can hand out at events for free copies of your books…
This is another great tool in the PR arsenal for writers.
Swedish librarians are promoting. If you haven’t caught up with Nobel news… due to a scandal the
Nobel Prize for Literature was not awarded this year.
Writing a series - the continuation issues to avoid. This is part of her video shorts series.
The other video is a long form interview with Stephen Pressfield. I linked to Stephen’s blog
last month … he has been posting his latest book as a serial on his blog, The Artist’s Journey.
Stephen is a writer’s writer. He looks at deep issues that fuel or stop creativity.
It is a great interview.
Many people agree that not everything released on TV or at the movies is to our taste but somehow we
hold writers to a different standard. What happens when our favourite writer tries something different?
This week she looked at writing the book that you don’t want to… what can you do about it?
Writing and wellness has an article on the five sacrifices every writer must make in order to succeed.
This one touched a chord with a lot of writers commenting. What to do when you feel like a fake?
Why a shadow career is necessary. (Jeff references Stephen Pressfield in the article.)
Jeff talks about the dance we make between art and money...
Many writers struggle to know what to put in a blog.
I did, hence you have been reading writing craft tips and marketing ideas etc for the last ten years on this blog.
Anne R Allen has an interesting post on how blogging jump started her career.
Long term blogging does work for your writing output and has other unexpected benefits.
Sara always has great advice so check these out.
In The Craft Section,
bookmarked four of them for this weeks blog.
Mythcreants has an interesting article on hiding your foreshadowing in plain sight.
Now Novel looks at Person vs Society conflicts- Bookmark
Reedsy has The Book Title Generator… go and have some fun….
In The Marketing Section,
10 reasons Book Reviews still matter- Interesting long form article from Litreactor
Book reviews - The primer- The Book Designer
When to start book marketing - The Creative Penn
How to make instagram work for authors- Monica Corwin- Bookmark
12 key ways to make sure your website is helping you sell books-Penny Sansevieri
The lazy authors guide to platform building by the fab David Gaughran.
with talking shop… or worship from afar through time and space.
And then there are the other kind- The ten types of writers we need to throw down a well.
I round up the best of the bookmarked craft and marketing links as well as some other bits and pieces. When you subscribe you will also get a nifty book crammed full with marketing notes. I appreciate all the virtual coffee love from people who hit the Kofi button as a thank you for the blog. (I needed it... I'm nearly ready to push the publish button on my first two Circus books...)