Highly Regarded Blogs
Highly Regarded Blogs
Tips for Writing Great Dialogue
https://nybookeditors.com/2017/05/your-guide-to-writing-better-dialogue/ via @NYBookEditors
The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History | Writer's Digest https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-writers-alibi-my-terrible-dreadful-hope-the-fbi-doesnt-look-at-this-search-history#.XWCXoTihxOI.twitter via @WritersDigest
Is a "Personal Relationship" with Authors What Readers Want?
https://annerallen.com/2019/08/what-readers-want via @annerallen
How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-i-stopped-sabotaging-my-writing-goals-confessions-of-a-late-bloomer#.XVYNnmd8ky8.twitter via @WritersDigest
How to Pitch a Story: 9 Insider Tips for Contacting the Right Editor https://thewritelife.com/pitch-the-right-editor/#.XVXFLUAb1NA.twitter via @thewritelife
Romance ripoff: as self-published fiction flourishes, so does plagiarism | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/plaigiarism-in-romance-1.5220734?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
The Ebook Author's Guide To Images https://www.kotobee.com/blog/the-ebook-authors-guide-to-images via @kotobeeofficial #illustrations #pictures #cover #art #publishing
Writing Your Story’s Set-up https://lindasclare.com/2019/08/writing-your-storys-set-up
Transitioning To A Full-time Creative Career #creativity #writinglife w/ @blairepalmer #entrepreneur https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/08/12/transition-creative-career-blaire-palmer via @thecreativepenn
How to Come Up With the Perfect Title for Your Novel https://nybookeditors.com/2017/02/coming-perfect-title-novel via @NYBookEditors
Here are the top 14 resources for eBook publishing designed to help you publish your eBook so you can actually take it to market! https://kimgarst.com/resources-for-ebook-publishing/ via @kimgarst
How to Create a Standout Book Cover (For Beginners) - NY Book Editors https://nybookeditors.com/2016/10/create-standout-book-cover-beginners via @NYBookEditors
Hometown Book Marketing: How to be a Star Author in your Hometown https://annerallen.com/2019/08/hometown-book-marketing via @annerallen
Amazon Publishing: The Road to Conquest & How Bezos Razed New York https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/08/amazon-publishing-bezos/
The Decline of Mainstream Fiction: Why Authors Need a Genre in Today’s Fragmented Publishing World.
https://annerallen.com/2019/08/decline-mainstream-fiction via @annerallen
Kiss Library: Pirate Site Alert for authors!
@lynneguist: grammar is relationships https://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2019/08/grammar-is-relationships.html
Managing A Diverse Creative Career With @TimChizmar #creativity #entrepreneur https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/15/diverse-creative-career-tim-chizmar via @thecreativepenn
Co-Writing Across Distance: Improve Your Non-Fiction Ideas, Clarity, and Writing Speed with @johannarothman and @mkilby #writingtips #collaboration https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/08/09/co-writing-across-distance-improve-your-non-fiction-ideas-clarity-and-writing-speed via @thecreativepenn
Writing Your Novel’s Opening https://lindasclare.com/2019/07/writing-your-novels-opening
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Flash Fiction And Making A Living As A Writer With @brickcommajason #writing #flashfiction https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/22/flash-fiction-and-making-a-living-as-a-writer-with-jason-brick via @thecreativepenn
5 writing ideas to transform a boring scene!
How To Build Your Own Home Sound Booth For Audiobooks And Podcasting #audiobooks #soundbooth #bootstrapping
Business Musings: Licensing Everywhere (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Seven) https://kriswrites.com/2019/08/07/business-musings-licensing-everywhere-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-seven via @KristineRusch
How to Write Your First Freelance Invoice
https://thewritelife.com/how-to-create-your-first-invoice-as-a-freelancer via @thewritelife
Writers Beware: Micro-managing https://lindasclare.com/2019/08/writers-beware-micro-managing
A Beginner’s Guide to Working With a Professional Editor
https://nybookeditors.com/2017/03/make-working-professional-editor via @NYBookEditors
Creating Memorable Characters #writingtips #writingfiction w/ @DarlingAxe https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/08/02/writing-tips-creating-memorable-characters via @thecreativepenn
Business Musings: Art (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Six) https://kriswrites.com/2019/07/31/business-musings-art-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-six via @KristineRusch
Embed Words in Your Photos for Discovery
via @jfbookman Another possible income stream!
Business Musings: Triage (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Five) https://kriswrites.com/2019/07/24/business-musings-triage-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-five via @KristineRusch
How to Write a Novel in One Year
https://nybookeditors.com/2017/01/guide-writing-novel-one-year via @NYBookEditors
Turn your book into a TV or Streaming Series
8 Reasons Why Your Manuscript May be Getting Rejections https://annerallen.com/2019/07/rejections-8-reasons-why via @annerallen
How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book https://annerallen.com/2019/07/self-publishing-money-wasters via @annerallen
Secret Method to Choosing the Best Amazon Categories updated!  https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-choose-the-best-kindle-ebook-kdp-category
The Top Software for Writers of 2019 + [Coupons and Extra Resources] https://kindlepreneur.com/software-for-writers
A Beginner’s Guide to Working With a Professional Editor https://nybookeditors.com/2017/03/make-working-professional-editor via @NYBookEditors
Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – July 2019 https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2019/07/book-promotion-do-this-not-that-july-2019 via @jfbookman
Business Musings: The Story (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Three) https://kriswrites.com/2019/07/10/business-musings-the-story-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-three via @KristineRusch This is blowing my mind!
Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint https://www.janefriedman.com/why-self-publishing-authors-should-consider-establishing-their-own-imprint via @JaneFriedman This makes a lot of sense to me.
Attraction Marketing And Tips For Creative Business With Andre Chaperon #entrepreneur #bookmarketing https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/08/attraction-marketing-and-tips-for-creative-business-with-andre-chaperon via @thecreativepenn
Book Marketing: Voice Search For Authors With @miralsattar #voicefirst https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/05/13/voice-search-for-authors via @thecreativepenn
9 Ways That Artificial Intelligence #AI Will Disrupt Authors And The #Publishing Industry https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/01/ai-disruption-publishing-authors @thecreativepenn #4 is the biggest issue for me.
Declutter that Novel! Is it Time to Marie Kondo Your WIP? https://annerallen.com/2019/07/declutter-that-novel via @annerallen Good stuff!
Your Guide to Branding Yourself as an Author - NY Book Editors https://nybookeditors.com/2016/09/guide-branding-author via @NYBookEditors
Book Marketing: How To Make Your Blog Work For Books And Author Brand w/ @amyshojai #bookmarketing #indieauthors https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/03/book-marketing-how-to-make-your-blog-work-for-books-and-author-brand via @thecreativepenn
DIY Your Edit: 10 Tips to Shape Up Your Manuscript - NY Book Editors https://nybookeditors.com/2016/08/diy-edit-10-tips-shape-manuscript via @NYBookEditors
Mobile Payments, Reaching Chinese Readers, And #AI For Voice https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/07/01/mobile-china-ai-voice via @thecreativepenn
How to Write a Novel with Multiple Points of View - NY Book Editors https://nybookeditors.com/2016/09/write-novel-multiple-points-view via @NYBookEditors
Whether you’ve had a group for a while or are just getting started, these 21 strategies are sure-fire ways to increase your Facebook group engagement! https://kimgarst.com/facebook-group-engagement/ via @kimgarst
Business Musings: Rethinking The Writing Business (Part One) https://kriswrites.com/2019/06/26/business-musings-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-one via @KristineRusch Hint: THINK BIG!
Book Marketing: How To Sell More Books At Author Events w/ @JohnSibleyWill1 #bookmarketing #indieauthors https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/06/28/book-marketing-how-to-sell-more-books-at-author-events via @thecreativepenn
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #105 https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2019/06/self-publishing-the-carnival-of-the-indies-issue-105 via @jfbookman There is so much good stuff here!
We're all Bozos on this Bus: 10 Lessons from 10 Years of Blogging https://annerallen.com/2019/06/10-lessons-10-years-blogging via @annerallen
How Writing Short Stories Can Help You Become a Better Novelist - NY Book Editors https://nybookeditors.com/2016/07/writing-short-stories-can-help-become-better-novelist
How Predatory Companies Are Trying to Hijack Your Publisher Search, Part 2 https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2019/06/how-predatory-companies-are-trying-to.html#.XQ0J0puZzxE
Business Musings: Inventory (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Four) https://kriswrites.com/2019/07/17/business-musings-inventory-rethinking-the-writing-business-part-four via @KristineRusch
3 Dos for Getting Reviews (and 4 Don’ts) https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2019/06/3-dos-for-getting-reviews-and-4-donts via @jfbookman
Authors on submission — you need to read this post. #WritingCommunity https://dianaurban.com/submission-publishers
From Grammarly to ProWritingAid: A Review of 6 Automatic Editing Tools https://thewritelife.com/automatic-editing-tools via @thewritelife
Two Punctuation Blunders that Puzzle Readers and Irk Editors https://annerallen.com/2019/06/two-punctuation-blunders via @annerallen
Tips about how to get your books into libraries, including academic and public w/ @esimmonsauthor #indieauthors #bookmarketing https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/06/12/book-marketing-how-to-get-your-book-into-libraries via @thecreativepenn
Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint https://www.janefriedman.com/why-self-publishing-authors-should-consider-establishing-their-own-imprint via @JaneFriedman
How can authors copyright their work? - http://publishingpush.com/blog/copyright-be-original via @publishingpush
Business Musings: Here It Comes https://kriswrites.com/2019/06/05/business-musings-here-it-comes via @KristineRusch This could mean a lot of money over the long term.
The #1 Mistake New Self-Publishers Make That Leaves Them Vulnerable to Publishing Scams https://annerallen.com/2019/06/1-mistake-vulnerable-publishing-scams via @annerallen
Each one of these tools can help you become a better writer. These 18 apps will help you be a better writer via @nybookeditors
6 simple ways to format your eBook like a pro and have it perfectly formatted for every popular device without the stress, confusion or overwhelm! https://kimgarst.com/format-ebook-for-publishing via @kimgarst
A helpful guide to selling on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo
https://www.kotobee.com/blog/major-ebook-retailers via @kotobeeofficial
Here is a very informative article about Net Galley reviews. The discount may or may not be available. https://kindlepreneur.com/netgalley-review
Storyteller: Audiobook Narration Tips With @LoreleiKing #audiobooks #publishing #narration https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/06/24/storyteller-audiobook-narration-tips-with-lorelei-king
10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Any E-Publishing Service https://www.janefriedman.com/10-questions-epublishing
Checklist for Promoting Ebooks on Social Media in 2019 https://www.kotobee.com/blog/checklist-promoting-ebooks-social-media-2019
How To Crush Your Writing Fears Right Now https://rachelintheoc.com/2019/06/how-to-crush-your-writing-fears-right-now
Resources for Writers https://annerallen.com/writing-tools-books-2
Indie Authors and Copyright Debates - Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center - https://go.shr.lc/2VCcAKU
Scan the Market Before Marketing Your Book - Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center - https://go.shr.lc/2WQIdki
A great post about contracts! https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/reading-between-the-lines-book-publishing-contracts-copyrights-and-writers-part-9 This information may or may not apply where you live.
Here is a really good post about Copyright reversion! https://www.sfwa.org/2012/04/the-importance-of-reversion-clauses-in-book-contracts/ …
This is a good collection of information for writers. https://inventingrealityeditingservice.typepad.com/inventing_reality_editing/2018/06/indie-authors-murky-biz-advice-gray-legal-issues.html
Why You Should Have An Agent And How To Get One https://kmallanblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/why-you-should-have-an-agent-how-to-get-one
The Importance Of Self-Editing And Why You Need To Read Your Publishing Contracts With Ruth Ware https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/04/08/self-editing-publishing-contracts-ruth-ware This blog covers a lot of good ground for authors new and old.
Aggregators might be an author's best friend! https://www.kotobee.com/blog/everything-need-know-aggregators/
Exclusivity vs Publishing Wide For Ebooks, Print, And Audio w/ @thecreativepenn #selfpublishing https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/05/06/exclusivity-vs-publishing-wide via @thecreativepenn This can make a big difference in your bottom line.
Your Intellectual Property rights are the key to your future! Business Musings: Learning, The Future, and CES (Contracts/Negotiations) https://kriswrites.com/2019/02/13/business-musings-learning-the-future-and-ces-contracts-negotiations via @KristineRusch
How to fight the piracy of your work! https://kinsta.com/blog/dmca-takedown-notice
How To Pitch Your Book For TV and Film With @djwilliams316 #screenwriting #indieauthors https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/04/22/how-to-pitch-your-book-for-tv-and-film-with-dj-Williams via @thecreativepenn
Beware Bogus Writing Contests! Look for These 8 Red Flags.
https://annerallen.com/2019/05/beware-bogus-writing-contests/ via @annerallen
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