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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Dec. 26

By Maria Korolov
(Illustration by Maria Korolov based on image via Pixabay.)

I subscribe to dozens of writing advice sites and new advice articles come into my news reader at a steady pace. You can see some of my favorites at my Writing Advice Sites resource page.

Here are the best writing advice posts from this previous week. Occasionally I include an RSS feed. To subscribe to an RSS feed, add the feed URL to your RSS reader app. The most popular is Feedly, which is the one that I use. It has a website and mobile apps, and it keeps track of which articles you’ve read, synched across all your devices.

You can see all the previous writing advice of the week posts here and subscribe to the RSS feed for this writing advice series here (direct Feedly signup link).

This week, I’ve decided to divide the list into three categories.

The first, for the beginning writer, is about getting the writing process down. Finding time to write, discovering your own writing rituals, learning how to overcome your inner critics, fighting writer’s block, and how to finish what you start. Experienced writers sometimes hit these speedbumps as well, but they can kill a career for a new writer before it even starts.

Second, for the writer who’s already started getting the hang of the mechanics of getting the words down on paper, is improving the quality of the writing. Of course, you can’t improve writing if you don’t have any to improve, so the previous step is critical. But once you’re getting words down, you can start asking yourself if they’re the right words, or maybe you can find better words. And you can even start thinking about sentences, paragraphs, scenes, chapters, plots, character arcs — all that stuff that goes into writing readable work. And even experienced writers probably have areas where they can improve, or new things to learn.

Finally, for the writer who’s finished stories or books that are ready for the public, there’s the question of finding your publishing platform, producing the actual book, finding copyeditors and cover artists, marketing, and advertising. For beginning writers these are mostly theoretical questions, but for experienced writers, they are critical for success. And the answers keep changing as the industry changes, so staying on top of things is critical.

So here we go.

Productivity, mood management, and battling the demons inside

Writing Goals: 2022 [Part 7] — Time Management by Scott Myers

Depending upon the number of hours writers have to pull to cover their work, combined with family, friend and significant-other responsibilities, their desire and energy for creative writing can run into a daily buzz saw of zero time. Scott Myers is the editor of  Go Into The Story. For more advice like this, follow Scott Myers on Twitter at @GoIntoTheStory and on Facebook at Go Into The Story.  Go Into The Story is the official blog of the screenwriting community The Black List and was just ranked as one of the year’s best screenwriting websites by Writer’s Digest. Follow them via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

Writing Goals: 2022 [Part 6] — Schedule by Scott Myers

How to manage time and projects more efficiently. Scott Myers is the editor of  Go Into The Story. For more advice like this, follow Scott Myers on Twitter at @GoIntoTheStory and on Facebook at Go Into The Story.  Go Into The Story is the official blog of the screenwriting community The Black List and was just ranked as one of the year’s best screenwriting websites by Writer’s Digest. Follow them via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

Why You Need To Show Up For Your Writing by Lucie Ataya

Some advice on how to be a better cheerleader for your creativity and to have a more caring and respectful relationship with your writing. Lucie Ataya is the author of a dystopian thriller and the founder of The Indie Writers Collective, an initiative dedicated to promoting indie authors and their work. Kiingo is a writing and story telling school with online courses, how-to articles, and the book The Structure of Story. Follow them on their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link), on Twitter here, on Facebook here, or support them on Patreon.

Ted Talks For Writers: 6 Ted Talks That Will Revive Your Storytelling Spirit by Joslyn Chase

Looking for a boost in your creative writing? We all need something to rekindle our love of story. These TED Talks for writers might be just the inspiration you need. Joslyn Chase is a thriller writer — you can see all her books on Amazon here and follow her on Facebook here. The Write Practice is an advice site from a group of writers. They also have a writing critique community and a newsletter. Follow The Write Practice on Twitter, on Facebook, or subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

How To Improve Your Focus — During Or After Holidays… by Daphne Gray-Grant

Is it worth even thinking about writing during holiday time? If your answer is “maybe,” consider the ways in which you might be able to improve your focus. Daphne Gray-Grant is a writing coach, author of Your Happy First Draft, and host of The Write Question show on YouTube. Publication Coach offers books, courses, videos, and one-on-one coaching for authors. If you want more advice like this, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link) or follow them on Twitter at @pubcoach or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Writing Goals: 2022 [Part 10] — Trust The Process by Scott Myers

Whatever happens at every step of the way, a writer must learn to trust the process. Scott Myers is the editor of  Go Into The Story. For more advice like this, follow Scott Myers on Twitter at @GoIntoTheStory and on Facebook at Go Into The Story.  Go Into The Story is the official blog of the screenwriting community The Black List and was just ranked as one of the year’s best screenwriting websites by Writer’s Digest. Follow them via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

Infp Writers And The Constant Struggle To Focus by Lauren Sapala

Intuitive, introverted writers can’t stick with one creative project. They will frequently get a really great idea, start the story, and then a week or two later they find that they’ve lost interest. Then they try to double down on their efforts to stick with it and force themselves through it. But it doesn’t work. Lauren Sapala is a writer and a writing coach. For more advice like this, follow her on Twitter at @losapala, on Facebook at @LaurenSapala, and on YouTube at Lauren Sapala. At LaurenSapala.com, Sapala offers writing advice, courses, and coaching services.

3 Tricks For Getting Unstuck During The Holidays by Jeff Elkins

If you want to succeed as a writer, you need a stress-free time to work and think. Writing sessions during the holidays can be hard for us. With all the added parties and present buying and family events, it can be easy to feel stuck and unable to work on your latest writing project. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find time for writing. Jeff Elkins writes urban fantasy. Check out his website, JeffElkinsWriter.com. The Write Practice is an advice site from a group of writers. They also have a writing critique community and a newsletter. Follow The Write Practice on Twitter, on Facebook, or subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

5 Things Fan Conventions Taught Me About Writing Novels by Seressia Glass

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Author Seressia Glass discusses how attending fan conventions has helped her writing process and how they can help yours. Seressia Glass is an award-winning author of romance and urban fantasy. Check out her website SeressiaGlass.com or Follow her on Facebook at @AuthorSeressiaGlass or on Twitter at @seressia. This venerable resource for writers celebrated its hundred-year anniversary last year, but is still going pretty strong. Follow Writer’s Digest via their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link), on Twitter at @WritersDigest and on Facebook at @writersdigest.

How To Stay Motivated While Writing During The Holidays by Elizabeth Javor

Most of us writers know how difficult it is to stay motivated and continue to write during the holidays. You may have plans to travel to see family. You may be the one hosting and may have to tidy up your home. You may be experiencing colder weather that brings down your mood, maybe even … Continue reading How to Stay Motivated While Writing During the Holidays Elizabeth Javor is the director of sales and marketing for Outskirts Press, a group of publishing consultants who focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process to help them publish the book of their dreams. Self Publishing Advisor offers tips and advice for self-published authors.

Subconscious Programming Can Help You Reach Your Writing Goals by Suzanne Lieurance

When you have big writing goals you wish to reach, your conscious mind is usually onboard with these goals, no matter what they might be. Your subconscious mind, however, might need some convincing. Suzanne Lieurance is the author of over 40 published books and a writing coach and certified life coach. For more, check out her website, SuzanneLieurance-Author.com. Writers On The Move offers writing, publishing and book marketing advice from experienced authors and marketers.

The art and craft of writing

What Makes A Story Feel Like A Story? by Susan Defreitas

What’s the difference between a story and a narrative that merely relates a series of events? The protagonist’s internal struggle. Susan DeFreitas is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won a Gold IPPY Award, and the editor of Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin (forthcoming from Forest Avenue Press). An independent editor and book coach, she specializes in helping writers from historically marginalized backgrounds, and those writing socially engaged fiction, break through into publishing. Find out more about her at SusanDefreitas.com. For more advice from the Jane Friedman writing advice site, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link here).

Line Editing For Fiction Writers by Glen Strathy

Line editing is the second phase of self-editing for fiction writers. Bestselling author Glen C. Strathy has earned his living as a freelance writer since 1999, writing non-fiction, direct response promotional copy, and fiction. How to Write a Book Now offers advice about novel writing and story theory.

Writing Clean: Check And Recheck Your Work by Linda S. Clare

When you’re pressed for time, it’s easy to think you have written clean copy. But our eyes can play tricks on us. Linda S. Clare has been writing professionally since 1993 and has taught fiction, memoir and essay writing for Lane Community College for more than a dozen years. In addition to her published books, award-winning short stories, articles and essays, she works as an expert writing advisor for George Fox University and is a frequent presenter at writer’s conferences. For more advice like this, check out her website, LindaSClare.com on Twitter at @Lindasclare. LindaSClare.com offers advice about writing and story structure, as well as coaching services.

Keeping Readers At Arm’s Length With Distanced POV by C. S. Lakin

Fiction writers know all about POV, and in current novels, going deep is the ticket. But there are times when it’s strategic and powerful to keep distance in POV. C. S. Lakin is a writing coach, workshop instructor, award-winning author of over 30 books, and blogger at Live Write Thrive. Her Writer’s Toolbox series of books teach the craft of fiction, and her online video courses at Writing for Life Workshops have helped more than a thousand writers. She also works as a book copyeditor and does more than 200 critiques a year for writers, agents, and publishers in six continents. I’ve been reading her advice for a few years now and she is awesome. If you want more advice from her, follow her on Twitter at @LiveWriteThrive and on Facebook at @C.S.Lakin.Author. A writing advice site by novelist, editor and writing coach C. S. Lakin, author of eight-book The Writer’s Toolbox Series. Follow her on Twitter @LiveWriteThrive. Also check out her other site, The Self Publisher.

Music On The Battlefield by Michael Schwarz

How realistic is the idea of an army going into battle with someone playing some sort of music on whatever very loud instrument the technology allows? Michael Schwarz offers advice about fighting and battles. Advice on how to create realistic fight scenes and characters from a third-degree Black Belt. This site is mostly in an Q&A style, with more than 500 fight-related questions answered. If you like the site, you can support them on Patreon. Their RSS feed is here (direct Feedly signup link).

Can I Change The Hero’s Motivation? by Oren Ashkenazi

A character’s motivation can certainly change throughout the story, but such changes have to flow from what readers already know about the character and what’s happening in the story. Oren Ashkenazi is a speculative fiction manuscript editor at Mythcreants. Mythcreants is my all-time favorite writing advice site. Get their RSS feed here (direct Feedly signup link) or follow them on Twitter @Mythcreants and on Facebook at @mythcreants.

A Weird Story Mini-Formula by Philip Athans

How to write a story based on the formula “three men go out to save the world, one goes mad, one is eaten by the things, and one returns to tell the tale.” Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Monsters. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter at @PhilAthans. Fantasy Author’s Handbook offers advice for authors of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

To Be Wordy Or Concise, That Is The Question by Jennifer Manghisi

There is something to be said for writing that is concise and to the point, but brevity isn’t always better. Jennifer Manghisi is a senior strategy, business improvement and transformation professional currently working at Columbia University. Writing is one of her passions and she enjoys freelance blogging and writing projects. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. Craft Your Content is a team of editors who offer writing courses, and one-on-one proofreading, content management and writing coaching services.

How To Use Sound To Make Your Writing Memorable by Ellen Buikema

Capturing the senses lures us into the story, allowing us to experience what the characters hear, see, smell, taste, and touch. Sounds, in particular, can conjure strong memories. Ellen Buikema writes non-fiction and YA fantasy. For more about her, check out her website, EllenBuikema.com. or follow her on Facebook at @ecellenb or on Twitter at @ecellenb. Writers in the Storm is another great site for writing advice, with a group of regular contributors and guest writers who post frequently. It is very well worth following on RSS (direct Feedly signup link here).

Conflict And Power Dynamics Between Your Characters by Ross Hartmann

How do your characters handle being approached with difficult conversations? How about initiating difficult conversations? Let’s look at power dynamics between characters. Ross Hartmann is the author of The Structure of Story and the creative director at Kiingo. Follow Hartmann on Twitter here. Kiingo is a writing and story telling school with online courses, how-to articles, and the book The Structure of Story. Follow them on their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link), on Twitter here, on Facebook here, or support them on Patreon.

Keeping Your Fighters Well Fed Is Vital To Their Success by Michael Schwarz

Any extreme physical activity will require a pretty significant caloric intake. Meaning, if you’re fighting, you need to be well fed. Michael Schwarz offers advice about fighting and battles. Advice on how to create realistic fight scenes and characters from a third-degree Black Belt. This site is mostly in an Q&A style, with more than 500 fight-related questions answered. If you like the site, you can support them on Patreon. Their RSS feed is here (direct Feedly signup link).

What Makes A Reader And Character Connect by Ryan Lanz

How does a reader connect with a character? This is a well-debated question, and one that many authors have asked themselves. It can mean the difference between a novel’s life and death. Writer Ryan Lanz the author of The Idea Factory: 1,000 Story Ideas and Writing Prompts to Find Your Next Bestseller. A Writer’s Path is an advice site for writers. If you want more advice like this, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link), on Twitter at @TheRyanLanz and on Facebook at @AWritersPath.

The Likeable Protagonist In Films And Novels by Stavros Halvatzis

Four simple but effective ways to write a likeable protagonist in a screenplay or novel. Stavros Halvatzis is a writer and writing teacher. For more advice like this, check out StavrosHalvatzis.com or follow himvia his RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

Character States: Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Martyr by September Fawkes

As the protagonist goes through the journey of the story, she goes through four states of being — “orphan,” “wanderer,” “warrior,” and “martyr.” This approach is another tool to look at the protagonist’s role in the journey. September Hawkes is a freelance editor. Follow her on Twitter @SeptCFawkes and on Facebook at September C. Fawkes. At SeptemberCFawkes.com, Fawkes offers writing advice. Follow the site on its RSS Feed (direct Feedly signup link).

The business side of writing

#Mktg – Part 9 – Amazon Ads by Jan Sikes

A quick introduction to creating your first Amazon ad. Jan Sikes is a multi-award winning author. For more, check out her website, JanSikes.com, or follow her on Twitter at @ or on Facebook at @AuthorJanSikesBooks. For more advice like this, follow the Story Empire Blog on Facebook at @StoryEmpire5 or on Twitter at @StoryEmpire or get their RSS feed here (direct Feedly signup link).

Self-Publishing Advice Podcasts 2021 Round Up Part 2 by Howard Lovy

A selection of the best advanced and self-publishing news podcasts from 2021. Dan Holloway is an editor at Alli News, the team behind Self Publishing Advice. Self Publishing Advice is the advice center of the Alliance of Independent Authors. If you want more advice like this, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

Best Marketing Tips For Indie Authors From 2021 by Askalli Team

It’s time to review your marketing plans, tools and resources and prepare for 2022. These are the best marketing tips for indie authors from 2021. The AskALLi Team is the group behind Self Publishing Advice, the advice center of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Self Publishing Advice is the advice center of the Alliance of Independent Authors. If you want more advice like this, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

Guest Post: Do Core Web Vitals Affect Seo? by Joseph Dyson

An important reason why some websites aren’t ranked higher on Google and other search engines is that, despite offering high-quality content, they offer poor website performance and user experience. Joseph Dyson is an SEO expert who has been associated with Search Berg since 2012. He advises various businesses across the country regarding SEO and digital marketing strategies. Digital Publishing is a site about indie publishing. Follow them via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

5 Book Marketing Services Always Worth Collaborating On by Penny Sansevieri

Here are some factors to consider when determining which book marketing services you should hire out, at least to start, and why it will likely support you better in the long run. Penny Sansevieri is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, an adjunct professor at NYU, and a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Follow her on Twitter at @Bookgal and on Facebook at @therealbookgal. Her book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon, has just been updated for 2021 and is in Kindle Unlimited. Self Published Author is a pubishing advice site from Bowker, the agency responsible for book ISBNs.

Nine Keys To Being Media Ready by Lisa Norman

Being media ready means that you will present yourself as a professional if you get the chance to be on a podcast, blog interview, or television show. Lisa Norman writes as Deleyna Marr and is the owner of Deleyna’s Dynamic Designs, a web development company focused on helping writers, and Heart Ally Books, an indie publishing firm. She teaches for Lawson Writer’s Academy. Writers in the Storm is another great site for writing advice, with a group of regular contributors and guest writers who post frequently. It is very well worth following on RSS (direct Feedly signup link here).

Embrace The Brand: Playing To Your Strengths by Elle E. Ire

When choosing a genre, it helps when you pick one that you are personally a fan of and have seen a lot of examples of successful work in that genre. For example, if your only experience with a particular genre comes from episodic television, it might be difficult to write novels in that genre because television episodes are structured and written differently from novels. Elle E. Ire writes science fiction and urban fantasy featuring kickass women who fall in love with each other. For more advice like this, check out her website, ElleIre.com or follow her on Facebook at @ElleE.IreAuthor. The Florida Writers Association is a great resource for writers, with a very active advice blog. Follow the Florida Writers Association via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here), on Facebook at Florida Writers Association and on Twitter at @FloridaWriters1.

How To Sell More Books In 2022: New Year’s Planning Goals by Penny Sansevieri

It’s that time of year when many writers are looking ahead and figuring out how to sell more books in 2022. And the number one tip for reaching those sales goals: planning!
Penny Sansevieri is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, an adjunct professor at NYU, and a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Follow her on Twitter at @Bookgal and on Facebook at @therealbookgal. Her book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon, has just been updated for 2021 and is in Kindle Unlimited. Author Marketing Experts is a book promotion company. For more advice like this subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

3 Author Platform Resolutions For 2022 by E. J. Wenstrom

If you get that warm buzz for a challenge at the start of the new year—or if you’re just a person looking for a way to focus your author platforming efforts—here are a few ways to channel that energy into meaningful effort as we head into 2022. E. J. Wenstrom is a speculative fiction author. Follow her on Twitter @EJWenstrom and on Facebook at @EJWenstrom. She also co-hosts the FANTASY+GIRL Podcast. DiyMFA offers classes, advice articles and other training materials for writers. For more advice like this, follow them on Twitter at @DIYMFA and on Facebook at @DIYMFA or subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

Creating A Plan For More Effective Blogging by Nina Amir

As a writer, you may worry that, if you begin blogging, you will run out of material. You may think you have little to say to help promote your work. If you blog your book, of course, the manuscript provides the content for your blog posts—at least until you finish the book.
Nina Amir is a book coach and a book proposal consultant and editor. For more information, check out her website NinaAmir.com or follow her on Twitter at @NinaAmir or on Facebook at @Inspiration to Creation Coach. How to Blog a Book is an advice site for nonfiction and fiction authors who want to use a blog to create a book. For more advice like this, follow them via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

How To Connect With Influencers For Book Marketing – Beau Peters | Guest Post by Beau Peters

A great way to market your book is to make use of influencers. Beau Peters is professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he has learned a slew of tricks in the business world and enjoys sharing them with others who carry the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work. The Independent Publishing Magazine covers many aspects of self-publishing, hybrid publishing, traditional publishing, book marketing, publishing technology and industry news in general for both authors and industry professionals.

Five Book Cover Trends From 2021 by Carol Van Den Hende

In 2021, there were a lot of abstract covers, retro covers, covers that were simple yet evocative. In this post, learn about these trends and others from this past year.
Carol Van Den Hende is an award-winning author, public speaker, and MBA with 20+ years’ experience in marketing, strategy, and insights. Follow her on her website at CarolVanDenNende.com, on Twitter at @c_vandenhende and on Facebook at @Carol Van Den Hende. DiyMFA offers classes, advice articles and other training materials for writers. For more advice like this, follow them on Twitter at @DIYMFA and on Facebook at @DIYMFA or subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Developmental Editor by Tiffany Yates Martin

While it may be tempting to jump in and hire an editor the moment you’re ready, it’s important to cross a few more things off your list first. Let editor and writer Tiffany Yates Martin walk you through the questions you should ask before hiring a developmental editor. Tiffany Yates Martin has spent nearly thirty years as an editor in the publishing industry, working with major publishers and New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors, as well as indie and newer writers, and is the founder of FoxPrint Editorial and author of the bestseller Intuitive Editing: A Creative and Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing. This venerable resource for writers celebrated its hundred-year anniversary last year, but is still going pretty strong. Follow Writer’s Digest via their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link), on Twitter at @WritersDigest and on Facebook at @writersdigest.

Business Musings: The Sad State Of The Traditional Publishing Backlist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

When it comes to older books, traditional publishers are extremely unwilling to revert the rights, playing all kinds of games to keep the books in print, when in reality they’re very hard to find. The big money for long term is in self publishing. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. At KrisWrites.com, Rusch offers her thoughts about the publishing industry and other topics.

Podcasts

How To Find The Time To Write And Make The Most Of Your Writing Time With Joanna Penn by [email protected] (Joanna Penn)

As we head toward a new year, how can you find the time to write? How can you make the most of your writing time? The Creative Penn offers articlesvideosbookstools, and courses for independent authors.

117 How To Create A Magic System With C.r. Rowenson by Sacha Black

Today, Sacha Black talks to C.R. Rowenson all about how to create a magic system. Sacha Black is a fantasy author and writing coach, with several writing advice books including 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains (Better Writers Series) May 9, 2017. Follow her on her website, Sacha Black, on Facebook at @Sacha Black or on Twitter at @sacha_black. Sacha Black is a site that offers writing advice, courses, and podcasts. Follow the site via their RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).

Watch Out For These Red Flags: Book Marketing Podcast Recap by Penny Sansevieri

The issue for many authors is that they want the cachet of having signed with a publisher – regardless of who that publisher is. Penny Sansevieri is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, an adjunct professor at NYU, and a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Follow her on Twitter at @Bookgal and on Facebook at @therealbookgal. Her book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon, has just been updated for 2021 and is in Kindle Unlimited. Author Marketing Experts is a book promotion company. For more advice like this subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

Episode 389: A Master Class On Short Fiction, Voice, And Opening Lines – Interview With J.l. Torres by Gabriela Pereira

In this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews novelist and short story writer J.L. Torres. He is also the co-founder of the Saranac Review. Gabriela Pereira is a writer, teacher, and self-proclaimed word nerd and the founder and instigator of DIYMFA.com, with a mission is to empower writers to take an entrepreneurial approach to their education and professional growth. DiyMFA offers classes, advice articles and other training materials for writers. For more advice like this, follow them on Twitter at @DIYMFA and on Facebook at @DIYMFA or subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link).

How To Smartly Invest Back Into Your Book Business by Lindsay Buroker

On this week’s show, Andrea, Jo and Lindsay talk about how much they spent and what they spent it on when they launched their self-publishing careers. They talk about what they invest money into today as well. Lindsay Buroker writes fantasy and science fiction. Check out her website at Lindsay Buroker.com or follow her on Facebook at @Lindsay Buroker or on Twitter at @GoblinWriter. Six Figure Authors is a podcast about taking your writing career to the next level.

Episode 402- Selling On Social Media And Year-End Trends by Bryan Cohen and H. Claire Taylor

What publishing trend do you feel most affected your business this year and why? The Sell More Books Show is a weekly podcast focusing on helping new and experienced authors stay up-to-date with the latest self-publishing and indie news, tools and book selling and marketing strategies.

Videos

How To Deal With Perfectionism In Editing? by Daphne Gray-Grant

How do you deal with perfectionism in editing? Daphne Gray-Grant is a writing coach, author of Your Happy First Draft, and host of The Write Question show on YouTube. Publication Coach offers books, courses, videos, and one-on-one coaching for authors. If you want more advice like this, subscribe to their RSS feed (direct Feedly signup link) or follow them on Twitter at @pubcoach or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

How To Write Compelling Characters The Easy Way by Stavros Halvatzis

Instead of creating an extensive and detailed back story, what works better for some writers is to just start with the character’s main motivation, their wounds and fears, then start writing. Stavros Halvatzis is a writer and writing teacher. Get Writing is Stavros Halvatzis’s YouTube channel. For more advice like this, check out StavrosHalvatzis.com or follow himvia his RSS feed (direct Feedly link here).


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