Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Carol Wyer

I am one of those people who has struggled to see the point of Pinterest. I followed the tutorials here on Indies Unlimited, put up a couple of boards related to writing and got fed up with it. I couldn’t see how it would help me as an author. [L.A. Lewandowski has blogged about Promoting Your Brand With Pinterest and more.]

Imagine my surprise when a few weeks ago I discovered that Pinterest is a fantastic marketing tool for writers and I have been a complete dummy not to see its potential. The key is to think visually. [Here's an article on Visual Social Networking with some helpful links.] We spend all our time describing places or people in our books but Pinterest allows us to actually put up pictures to help our readers. We can now show readers the locations in which our books are set. We can use our boards to give an idea of our characters and much more.

Yes, you can load your book covers onto Pinterest but to attract more interest in your books, what you should be doing is producing interesting storyboards about your novels. These can also be rewarding for your fans.
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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets this week, here they are again: 
  1. The Present Participle and Continuous Tenses
  2. RT @elizabethscraig: How to use Pinterest to attract new readers:
  3. Writing Fear: How To Scare Your Readers
  4. RT @evelyn_puerto: Five Tips to a Successful Goodreads Giveaway!
  5. The Art and Business of Reader Engagement + Author Platform
  6. 10 book-discovery websites you should know about - BookBaby Blog
  7. To Succeed as an Author, Get Your ASK Out There! by Bob Baker — The Book Designer
  8. Book Marketing Expert - Book Marketing Predictions for 2014
  9. The Secret to Amazing Facebook Posts | Social Media Today
  10. What makes a book irresistible: One reader’s advice to authors | Novel Publicity
  11. The Writer's Place: What to look for in an editor—Guest post from Sione Aeschliman
  12. An Email About Writing, And My Response « terribleminds: chuck wendig
  13. Top Tips for a Successful Book Launch
  14. The Science of Story: Why is Genre Important to Success?
  15. The Pros and Cons of Writing Contests | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  16. Modern-day novel writing | Talking about your character: Posture
  17. YA Highway: Guest Post by Jenn Walkup: Keeping it Real - Female Protagonists in YA Lit
  18. Nine Ways to Find Writing Ideas
  19. Ten Steps to Overnight Success, or, How it Only Took a Decade to Get Paid |
  20. Novel writing tips | How to pace a crime novel
  21. Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: More Time Management for Novels 

Happy writing and running, Kathy

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