Thursday, January 16, 2014

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell

A friend alerted me this past week to an interesting "infographic" posted on Goodreads. The subject: Why readers abandon a book they've started. Among the reasons:
  • Weak writing
  • Ridiculous plot
  • Unlikable main character
But the #1 reason by far was: Slow, boring.

Makes sense, doesn't it? As I've stated here before, there is at least one "rule" for writing a novel, and that is Don't bore the reader!

So if I may channel my favorite commercial character, The Most Interesting Man in the World:

Find out the things readers don't like, then . . . don't do those things.

I thank you.

Okay, let's have a closer look.

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. What is Klout and How Can I Use It Effectively?
  2. How I Write: Michael Connelly - The Daily Beast
  3. Write With the Weather " is one thing you cannot simply research or vicariously live."
  4. How to Write a Novel Readers Won't Put Down
  5. The Write Conversation : Time Off is Rarely Time Wasted—Even for a Writer
  6. How Facebook Advertising and Marketing Will Evolve in 2014
  7. Twenty-Five Things to Do When Your G+ Hangout on Air is Over | Jimmie Lanley
  8. Twenty-Five Things to Do When Your G+ Hangout on Air is Over
  9. What Drives a Story: Plot or Characters? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  10. Jennifer Represents...: On Third-Party Queriers or "Agent-agents", and Sapsuckers
  11. Simplify Your Story--Before You Lose Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors
  12. Writer Unboxed » Ten Myths about Writing
  13. The Other Side of the Story: How Your Setting Can Affect Your Characters
  14. Four Steps to Achieving Your Social Media Goals | Social Media Examiner
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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