Thursday, December 5, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By Ninie Hammon

No, wait,what about the little dog?

What dog?

The dog you introduced in Chapter 5. You remember, Sparky. The mutt the kid found at the rest stop and the kidnapper thought it would calm the boy down so he let him keep it. Did the kid take Sparky with him when he got away?

Uh, well . . .

And the old couple, what happened to them?

There was an old couple?

The old couple at the gas station! Maude and Clarence Higginbotham. Maude recognized the boy from his picture on television but Clarence said it wasn’t the same kid and they argued about calling the police. Did they? Is that why that State Trooper pulled up? And when the kidnapper blew up the propane tanker to get rid of the Trooper, did Maude and Clarence die in the fire?

Well, I guess they … I don’t know.

You don’t know! How can you not know, you wrote it.

The preceding is not a conversation you want to have with Loyal Reader at a book-signing. Or worse, a conversation you never have with anybody so you have no idea why the proceeds from your book sales only inhabit the right side of the decimal point.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers by Angela Ackerman
  2. 5 Reasons Your Blog Post Stinks (And What to do Instead)
  3. 12 elementary tips for Twitter - Holy Kaw!
  4. Why Writers Must Self-Publish Their Books — The Book Designer
  5. One Thing You MUST Do After the Climax of Your Novel | Ninie Hammon
  6. Techniques for Making Your Dialogue Shine - Marcy Kennedy
  7. The benefits of being an unknown author | The Passive Voice |
  8. A Writer's Journey: Getting the Sequence Right
  9. 5 Website Mistakes Costing You Conversions — socialmouths
  10. Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Nanowrimos: What Now?
  11. 4 Ways to Find Readers Who Love Your Work by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant
  12. Daily Writing Tips: Hyperbole and Hype #amwriting #writetip
  13. Embrace the Change: The Ramblings and Predictions of a Self-Published Author - Authors Social Media Support Group
  14. "Dishin' It Out": Those darn Commas - By Ginger Simpson
  15. Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content : @ProBlogger
  16. Facebook's Unfollow Button Replaces 'Hide All' in News Feed
  17. What Doesn't Happen When You Sign a Book Deal - Rachelle Gardner
  18. How to publish an ebook on Amazon: Must-know facts
  19. How to Design Infographics and Use Them to Increase Blog Traffic
  20. How to Find and Contact Amazon Book Reviewers
  21. Writability: How (Not) to Write a Fantastic Opening
  22. Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction | Digital Book World
  23. Right now, your book cover is the most important part of your book
  24. Building a Social Media Following | Social Media Today
  25. Social Media Tips for the Holidays | Social Media Today

 Happy writing & running, Kathy

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