Monday, November 4, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By Anne Marble

You may have heard the anecdote about the aged actor who was on his deathbed. An overeager student asked him what it was like to die. The actor replied, "Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

In many ways, that actor was right. Humorous romances can be hard to write. Also, readers won't take your books as seriously. On top of that, even if you get it right and thousands of fans love your book, there will be others who don't get the joke. Don't despair. If you can make enough people laugh, you have done your job.

Comedy will never be easy to write, but here are a few tips to smooth the path.

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. How to write and publish a book in three steps - Live2Conquer : Live2Conquer
  2. The Real Key to Strong Book Sales | The Passive Voice |
  3. 5 Ways Persistence Pays For Online Content Creators | Copyblogger
  4. Transmedia Storytelling: A Guide for Authors « Writerland
  5. The Impact Of Using Video For Your Book. Dear Codebreaker Case Study. | The Creative Penn
  6. Writer Unboxed » You Want to Write, or Do You Want to Be a Writer?
  7. 14 Facebook Tools You Didn't Know Existed
  8. 5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic : @ProBlogger
  9. Getting Started with Google+ Custom URLs - Google+ Help
  10. How to (Potentially) Notify Customers of Book Changes UPDATED | Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
  11. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: Everything I Did Wrong, Part 2: Designing An Author's Website
  12. Building Humor into Your Romance
  13. Using Genre to Help You Brainstorm Unique Story Ideas - Helping Writers Become Authors
  14. Boo! It's Time for Holiday Book Marketing » Book Promotion . com
  15. Top Tips to Use Trending Topics for Your Twitter Marketing Campaigns | Novel Publicity
  16. The Daring Novelist: Alpha Dogs - Agents and Rogues
  17. OR Books Combines Bookstore & Restaurant - GalleyCat
  18. Using Google+ to Appear in the Top Results Every Time - Whiteboard Friday - Moz
  19. Official Website of Jami Gold, Paranormal Author: NaNo Prep: 4 Tips for Starting Our Story
  20. Amazon Offers Kindle Users Early Look at New Releases With ‘Kindle First’ | Digital Book World
  21. The Character Therapist: Helping Non-Writing Partners "Get" Your Passion
  22. 5 Affordable Image Creation Tools that I use In My Blogging : @ProBlogger
  23. Using Multiple Themes In a Novel
  24. Karen Woodward: Dan Wells' 7-Point Story Structure: Starting At The End
  25. Fundamentals--Story Skeletons
  26. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Sex Sells, Right? Maybe Not. Why you Might Want to Rethink those Steamy Scenes in Your Novel
  27. 3 Tips for Careful Writers
  28. What Every Writer Must Know About “Hero Fact”
  29. Letters and Diaries: A Family Historian’s Windows into His Ancestor’s World - BLOG - Stories To Tell Books
  30. Should You Have Comments on Your Blog?
  31. Don’t Plagiarize (and Double Check!)
  32. Amazon Mines Its Data Trove to Bet on TV's Next Hit | The Passive Voice |
  33. Does My Blog Look Big in This? | Catherine, Caffeinated
  34. 3 Free Tools to Manage Who You Follow on Twitter
  35. 13 Ways to Convince a Literary Agent to Represent You
  36. 5 Habits of Motivated Novelists - Rachelle Gardner
  37. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: Everything I Did Wrong, Part 2: Designing An Author's Website
  38. Smashwords: Examining the Business Model of Ebook Subscription Services (Part I)
  39. Self-Publishing And Direct Sales: Pros, Cons And Problems - Forbes
  40. Publishing Is Easy | David Gaughran
  41. Are You Making These 8 Twitter Mistakes? | Michael Hyatt
  42. 5 Steps to Building Your Most Successful Marketing Campaign Yet | Indies Unlimited

Happy writing & running, Kathy

No comments: