Sunday, December 30, 2012

Writing & Marketing Tweets from December 29, 2012

This is part  three of the Helen trilogy that started with "Fever Dream" (2010) and last year’s "Cold Vengeance", however, you can pick this up and not feel lost.  

The protagonist is FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. He’s a most unusual hero. This is the twelfth Preston & Child Pendergast novel and so far they are on track for another hit. After reading "Cemetery Dance" (2009) I became a fan and immediately read the eight previous Pendergast novels. 

"Pendergast—an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand—lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists." (Kirkus Reviews ) 

"Two Graves provides readers exactly what they would expect from a Preston and Child novel—thrills, high adventure, treacherous plot twists and well-researched scientific intrigue. The story is never predictable, and Pendergast is a multi-layered personality who keeps you guessing throughout." ( 

If you enjoy the thriller genre with stellar writing you won’t be disappointed. Preston & Child inch you up the incline clink, clink, clink while your stomach grows tighter then wham! The twists and turns come at a furious pace. Be sure to buckle your restraint because you're in for a mega coaster ride.
If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Notes from Tabor Lane: Writing & Marketing Tweets from December 28
  2. A Tip for Creating Suspense: @OllinMorales RT @elizabethscraig
  3. Endings and Beginnings--Finding the Reader-Satisfying "Loops" in Your Story @elizabethscraig
  4. Infographic – 86 Percent of Users May Leave a Website When Asked to Create an Account
  5. Want More Time to Write? Go Indie via @Lindsayburoker
  6. A New (Free) Way to Sell Books from your Sidebar: @JFbookman RT @elizabethscraig
  7. The Secret Writing Rule Book . . . and Why to Ignore It via @annerallen
  8. The Single Best Way to Market Your Books, Writing Business, and Anything Else
  9. How Long Should You Keep Trying to Get Published? by @janefriedman
  10. Making Tension Tense: @VictoriaMixon RT @elizabethscraig
  11. Twitter New Year’s Resolution: Perfect Your Bio It's a prime location for branding and visibility on Twitter
  12. Get Personalized Snowfall Predictions On Twitter
  13. Social Marketing and Why Traditional Measurement Doesn’t Work
  14. Apple iBookstore Sales Surge Over Christmas Holiday Santa was generous to Smashwords authors at the Apple iBookstore
  15. Character Development - Getting Real: @AimeeLSalter RT @elizabethscraig Good concepts to chew on.
  16. Quick! Pick Up These Helpful iPhone Apps Still On Sale Take advantage of sales that will boost your toolset
  17. Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes—Explained by @jfbookman Good information!
I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by. 

Happy writing & running, Kathy


Monica Carter Tagore said...

Thanks for including our "The Single Best Way to Market Your Books, Writing Business, and Anything Else" post in your roundup.

I found your list quite informative and wanted to give a big cheer for the last one there, "Top 10 Self Publishing Mistakes — Explained." As someone who runs an editing and design company, I often see people who come to us after having made one of these mistakes. Self-publishing is incredibly empowering and exciting, but it can also be confusing for first-timers, so this list can save many authors from costly mistakes.

Unknown said...

Monica, thanks for the post and thanks for stopping by! Self-publishing is indeed confusing. I am fortunate to be a member of a great group of writers who had walked the self-pub path before me and provided both guidance and inspiration. Anything that can save an author time and money, I think, is well received.