Category Tools and tips

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 […]

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,…

How the Seven-Point Story Structure Can Help Your Writing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? I still remember the day I started writing my first novel. I felt a little lost. I knew the basic concept of the story I wanted to tell, but the endless sea of possibilities on how to get there was overwhelming. I kept wondering if there was…

Do WOMEN write better than MEN? Survey by grammerly.com, #grammar checker #writing

Men versus Women Who are the better writers? And the survey says: This survey was conducted by grammarly.com As well as their service, check out their many educational sites: Grammarly on Facebook Grammarly on Twitter Grammarly on Google+ Grammarly on Pinterest Grammarly on LinkedIn Grammarly on Wikipedia   And remember these important writing rules:

Have you tried collaboration as a means of marketing?

MULTI-AUTHOR COLLABORATION Authors, if all your marketing efforts so far have been an isolated, individual slog, how about giving the multi-author approach a try? I did this last month (June 2014) in two different ways, and thought I’d share with you both the benefits and the results – not to mention how much fun it […]

Why not join me in The Book Marketing Challenge?

The Book Marketing Challenge One of the biggest challenges to authors is that of MARKETING. We can write the greatest book, have a fabulous cover, and yet still not find readers. Even when our work is traditionally published, as my equestrian books are, unless the author is a household name, there is little or no marketing budget, […]

Have you discovered eBookSoda yet? Curated titles for readers.

Another great reader site for readers, that takes only books with above a 3.5* rating, and at least 8 reviews, so you are assured of quality, plus when you sign up you specify which genres you are interested in, so you are only offered books tailored to your taste. Take a look at:  www.ebooksoda.com The […]

The Prince’s Man is featured in today’s ‘Kindle Books and Tips’ newsletter

  The Prince’s Man is featured today on the KINDLE BOOKS AND TIPS website, on the following page: http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/2014/01/05/more-free-discounted-kindle-book-offers-104/ If you haven’t yet found this great resource of free and low price/discounted QUALITY ebooks, then you are missing out! All books featured on this site have above a 4* rating with at least 10 reviews on […]

If You Don’t Enjoy Marketing, You’re Doing It Wrong

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
I can already feel the heat from approaching pitchforks! But if you hear me out, I think I can convert at least some of you to the idea that if you don’t enjoy marketing, you’re doing it wrong. Let me explain. Sometimes marketing can seem like a Sisyphean task. There’s…