Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Kimberley Grabas

"There are millions of blogs out there.

What’s the point of adding another to the mix?

What are the chances that my blog will stand out from the hordes of others competing for the limited attention of readers?”

Sound familiar?

Many writers feel this way, but is it a sound argument?

Go ahead and change “blog” to “book” and re-read the above three sentences.

Uh-oh. See what happened there? You’ve just argued yourself out of a career in writing. 

So, let’s assume that if you feel your book has a chance of standing out, despite all those that came before, then so does your blog.

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction | Digital Book World
  2. Pen Names for Different Genres, Yea or Nay? | Lindsay Buroker
  3. How to Handle Brutal Criticism - MFA Writing
  4. Are Hardcover Books on Life Support? | Indies Unlimited
  5. Really Useful Links for Writers: Tropes and Clich├ęs |
  6. Myth and Creativity: Stepping onto Platform 9 3/4 | The Creativity Post
  7. Can Visually Creative Storytellers Change The Way We Think? | The Creativity Post
  8. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Do Authors Make Great Speakers?
  9. The Ultimate Challenge For Authors
  10. A Literary Agent Can't Replace Hard Work - Marcy Kennedy
  11. How to Create a Social Media Strategy By Spying Your Competitors | Social Media Examiner
  12. The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language - Copyblogger
  13. Double Negatives to Avoid
  14. 100% of Independent Publishers Who Do This Will Sell More of Their Work
  15. The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers by Angela Ackerman
  16. What Makes You So Special? The Magic to Selling Books | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  17. Getting Maximum "Bang" for Your Book Description Buck: an SEO/ Author's Perspective | The Creative Penn
  18. To Blog Or Not To Blog: Is It Really Necessary? | Your Writer Platform
  19. The Bechdel Test: Is there a Gender Bias In Media?
  20. Book Marketing Predictions for 2014 | Penny C. Sansevieri
  21. 4 Ways to Find Readers Who Love Your Work by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant
  22. Understanding Book Distribution Part 4: Print-On-Demand | Book Marketing Strategies and Tips For Authors
  23. Report: Facebook Won't Roll Out Its Major Redesign Any Time Soon
  24. Librarians in the Digital Age: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat
  25. 5 Ways to Deal with People Who Hate What You Write | The Renegade Writer
  26. How to Write Effective Tweets | The Passive Voice |

Happy writing & running (It's way too cold to run. I'm biking inside now!) Kathy 

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