It’s April already?
How did that happen?
I feel like I’m sludging through treacle at the moment. One foot in front of the other battling forward on the twisty road to getting another book out. If you battle imposter syndrome... read this timely post.
I’m finally catching up with the fabulous content from the Alli 24 hour conference. Check out Adam Croft’s video on spreadsheets or just trawl around the conference blog and dip into great things.
Mark Williams from The New Publishing Standard has an interesting post this week on where China sits in the overall publishing world... This makes fascinating reading.
The Guardian published a plaintive piece about Aussie publishing professionals being paid poorly. It wouldn’t happen here... ( of course not... never crossed my mind... oh look a flying pig...)
Bookbaby has a post on 8 ways to reach readers through mobile marketing this week. Some cool resources in here including a free app builder.
Lit Reactor is singing the praises of Bookstagrammers and Writer Unboxed is examining which features you really need in Scrivener. William Hahn has a great guest post on Anne R Allen's blog on sneaky world building in your manuscript.
Joanna Penn recently had a great podcast with Damon Suede about jazzing up your words. It’s an instant injection of word energy.
In The Craft Section,Pulling weeds from the writer garden- Laura Zimmerman
How to write a book in 8 steps- Leigh Shulman
Character vs Plot -Drive vs Focus- Jami Gold- Bookmark
What does your hero want- Michael Hauge- Bookmark
How do you show age?- Janice Hardy
5 ways to use theme to create character arc- K M Weiland- Bookmark
In The Marketing Section,Author brand protection- Bookworks
Use book excerpts to promote your book- Bookbaby
Content themes for blogging- Blogging wizard- Bookmark
10 ways to get reviews for your book- Joanna Penn- Bookmark
Bookmarketing – The five foundations- Alli Conference video-Bookmark
To Finish,Kris Rusch has an interesting post on outrage fatigue. Another day, another instance of clueless writers being scammed. This time it’s Indie Press dubious practice. Write for us (flat fee paid- lose your IP.) This is especially horrible when it’s your world creation you are giving up. If you are contemplating a ghostwriting deal be very clear on what and why you are doing it.
In my monthly newsletter, which is really late… I have a story to tell tho… 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 virtual coffee love so if you like the blog hit the coffee button up top. Thanks.
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