Monday, April 1, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

21 Platform Building Insights from Authors and Experts Who Excel at It

By Kimberley Grabas via Your Writer Platform @writerplatform

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic potion you could drink, a stunt you could perform or even a test you could take that would automagically take you from obscurity to popularity in one painless step?

Wouldn’t it be even better if someone would just hand you the keys to the perfect Writer Platform and you could just hop in, rev the engine and race off to Author Superstardom?

So great, right?!


Right.  Back to reality.

Ok, so perhaps there is a bit (read a lot!) more effort involved in building a strong platform that draws people to you and your work.  But there is a way to flatten the learning curve and increase your chances of a favourable outcome.

The shortcut?  Seek the advice and perspectives of those who have already successfully navigated the near impossible.  The following is some of the most useful and insightful advice to be had from authors and experts who have built thriving platforms – and lived to tell about it.   

Click here to read the complete article (see #1 below)


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 21 Platform Building Insights from Authors and Experts Who Excel at It @writerplatform
  2. Judging Young Fiction By Their Covers: RT @elizabethscraig
  3. Describing Faces Helpful suggestions for making description work for the story, not against it RT @evelyn_puerto
  4. 10 tips for creating great plots: @plotwhisperer #writing
  5. Don’t Think of Pinterest as Social Media via @RachelleGardner
  6. Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb via @copyblogger
  7. How To Make A Professional Standard Print Book Interior: @JFbookman @thecreativepenn @elizabethscraig:
  8. Goals for You and for Your Characters via @plotwhisperer
  9. Twitter Adds Ability To Embed Vines On Any Website
  10. 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  11. The Benefits of Talking Through Your Scenes: @Janice_Hardy RT @elizabethscraig
  12. Do You Have a Premise or a Plot? via @Janice_Hardy
  13. 3 Things You Should Be Doing on Your Author Blog @ericdontigney
  14. 5 Steps from Print (Backlist) to eBook + Costs
  15. Keep It Simple In Your eBook Design (With A Practical Example
  16. A book soundtrack? Playful playlist enhances novel writing and reading
  17. Self-Publishing: Good For Apple, Good For Readers 
  18. Do It Yourselves — Or, “Never Write a Book Alone Again” @DanaSitar DIY Writing

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

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