Category Indie publishing

How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily…

Listening to Your WIP – #WritingTip #amwriting

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
We’ve talked about this in the past, but as I avail myself of the process more and more, I now wonder how I wrote anything without stopping to hear my words now and then. At the very least, how did I dare submit my revised document to an editor,…

Edinburgh Author Signing #EASE2018

I did it! I actually remembered to sign my author name, not my real name!!! You might think that should be easy, but the night before I’d given a lecture to the Fife Riding Club, and sold and signed copies of my equestrian books – naturally, using my real name. So when EASE began, I […]

GDPR And Authors: What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I’ve received quite a few inquiries regarding the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to protect people from companies selling personal data. To do this, it regulates the use…

THE POWER OF WRITING – FREE TELESUMMIT – SIGN UP NOW! #writing

Are you a new writer? Or dreaming about it and not yet taken the plunge? Or perhaps you are curious about different types of writing and writers? Well, how about this – starting April 30th, I am one of 15 authors sharing my experience at THE POWER OF WRITING TELESSUMIT. And best of all, it’s […]

Critical Thinking: The 5 Factors that Earn 5 Star Reviews!

Originally posted on K. D. Dowdall:
An excerpt from: Paul Goat Allen | March 12, 2018, Writer’s Digest. Paul Goat Allen has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. Novelists live and die by reviews yet uncovering what garners…

Retro Book Promotion Blog Party!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) Hello to all my fellow writers out there! Here is a chance to share one of your earlier books that you have written. Don’t worry if you have written one book–you may promote that one also! Publicity can be very hard to come by, so…

Subtext #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
A good story is far more than a recounting of he said, and she said. It’s more than the action and events that form the arc of the story. A good story is all that, but without good subtext, the story never achieves its true potential.…