Saturday, January 4, 2014

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By: Bryan Cohen @bryancohenbooks

Self-motivation is crucial for authors, regardless of which publishing path you choose. Writing a book is difficult enough, but when you add on editing and marketing, it can feel impossible. And I’m crazy enough to have self-published 32 times. How did I do it? I learned a few ways to trick myself into doing work when my brain wants nothing but mindless entertainment.

Tricks for Writing

My inner critic hates it when I write. This voice in my head enjoys pointing out all the faults in my work and howls with laughter when I close up shop early for the day. My most prolific writing periods came after I silenced the inner critic.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Hashtags: A Tool for Discovery (A Hashtag Infographic) | Infographic A Day
  2. 120 Promotional Tips for Your Blog (new or old) | Infographic A Day
  3. 13 Reasons to Leave a Comment on a Blog Post You Love | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  4. Recognize your achievements & incorporate novelty & creativity into your life ~ 3 Ways to Enjoy Your Work More
  5. "Being a young writer has a host of challenges just like any other part of life," Tips for Young Writers
  6. How often do you check your Activity Log? What is the Browse tool for? 4 Facebook Tools You Didn't Know Existed
  7. "Self-motivation is crucial for authors..." How to Trick Yourself into Writing, Editing and Marketing
  8. What Do You Want From Your Writing? by Dan Holloway Take a pause, a pen, a piece of paper, and write it down!
  9. Micro-published books are short, tight, & swift ~ 6 Ways Micro-Publishing Strengthens Your Career
  10. ~ Communicate the one main action you want visitors to take ~ Author website tip: keep your homepage simple
  11. [Interesting Post] Kirkus Reviews, 1933-2009 | Mark Athitakis' American Fiction Notes
  12. "I think we'll see huge changes in the way we communicate with audiences" 12 Social Media Predictions for 2014
  13. Drop vowels but be careful not to sound like a texting teenager | 6 Tips For Shorter Tweets [INFOGRAPHIC]
  14. Are you thinking of starting a podcast? Read this ~ Podcasting for Business, Top Podcasters Share Success Tips
Happy writing & running, Kathy 

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