A fantastic book blurb is critical to reaching readers and getting them to click that buy button on Amazon or hand over money at your book sales table. Here are five great tips to writing book blurbs that sell.
Author networking is a great way to build and grow your platform for mutual benefit. You win, because you get community and connections (and yes, even friends). Other authors win, because they get the same deal you do! Your readers win, because they get even more books to read! Here are five ways to NAIL author networking!
Figuring out if what you're writing is what You SHOULD be writing comes down to honesty with yourself and your PUSH. Self-awareness is key to effective writing and taking on the market, your way! Use these four questions for clarity and focus.
Identifying and eliminating the boring parts in a story isn't a matter of following a checklist. The key to identifying those dull areas is a matter of understanding the genre conventions of your story, judicious use of beta reader and editor feedback, and creating the most intriguing narrative, voice, and characters you can.
A great plot is key to a winning book. Great plots are borne of polishing that first draft through revisions and editing. Here are seven checks that you can use to make sure your plot is hitting the mark and the market!
Are you writing from your passion? Or are you hoping that hitting trends and the latest marketing tactics will be enough? I did. I'm an infojunkie who likes to self-educate whenever possible. I was ready to crack the system and crank out the stories. Then I fell flat on my face.You don't have to choose between your writing passions and the writing market. What's inside you is critical to connecting to your readership and tribe.
Supporting characters are as vital as their name implies: they support your main characters and plot arcs so that everything runs smoothly (or horribly, as the case may be--disasters make good fiction). Done right, supporting characters make your protagonist look good (or bad, as the case may be) and offer a much-needed alternate perspective. This golden principle will make sure all of your supporting characters are being used effectively!
Characterization is one of those make-or-break elements in stories. Use these six tips to clean up characterization for your protagonist and antagonist!
Your story is worth your investment of time, passion, and purpose. Evaluating the revision process makes your life easier and gives you quantifiable goals that can work within your schedule.
Revise It! The Miniseries: Six Factors to Unpacking Your First Draft tackles six key areas in content revisions to get your first draft into great condition!