Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Rainy Kaye

The thoughts on how to use Twitter to promote a book are usually divided into two opinions: “Don't do it,” or “Share all the things!”

But could there be a happy medium? Yep! Here are 3 ideas to show you how it can be done.

Talk about your book. Your writing is part of your life, so there's no shame in mentioning it. You know, things like, “I just received the cover art for my new book. It looks great! Can't wait to show you guys!” and “My book will be 99 cents this weekend on Amazon, if you want to grab a copy.” Just keep in mind, you should be genuine, and you should also talk about other things like you did before you were published. People will miss knowing what you had for breakfast.

Use short quotes

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Em dashes—why writers should use them more sparingly.
  2. Where we experience emotions in our bodies | Human World | EarthSky
  3. 5 Tips on How to Work with an Editor
  4. 7 bogus grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about - Yahoo News
  5. CARE PACKAGE: watching Romancing the Stone with a mindful eye with Damon Suede | Romance University
  6. Questions To Create Character Backstory | Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: So Now You're a Screenwriter...
  7. 55 Free Templates to Make Visual Content Creation Quick & Painless
  8. Do You Need A Main Character? | Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: So Now You're a Screenwriter...
  9. Flash Flood Fiction : How to write a sad scene
  10. What Kindle Unlimited Means For Authors | TechCrunch
  11. Writing Tips by J.K. Rowling | Nicholas C. Rossis
  12. Facebook Pages App Changes: What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner
  13. ProBlogger Blog Tips – The Blog : @ProBlogger
  14. Flash Flood Fiction : Top 10 Cliched Characters in Fiction
  15. Adding Pinterest To Your eCommerce Strategy - #infographic | Digital Information World
  16. Four Reasons You Must Have Book Cover Blurbs! - Where Writers Win
  17. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: The Book Promoter’s Extinction Is Coming
  18. Simon & Schuster Moves to Build Publisher Brand With ‘Behind the Book’ Videos | The Passive Voice |
  19. 4 Steps to Creating an Eye-Catching Book Cover - Training Authors for Success
  20. Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Why Authors Need Integrated Blogs
  21. Top 3 Tips for Writing Your First Novel - BookBaby Blog
  22. How to write a short story - Examples included
  23. How to Get Your Avatar to Show Up Everywhere | Author Media
  24. What You Need To Sell More Books -- Basic Overview
  25. J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat
  26. Two Frustrations Authors Face (That Mean GOOD Things Are Happening) | Creative Writing with the Crimson League
  27. Writers: Get Tough With Your LinkedIn Profile–Guest post from Robin Warshaw
  28. Facebook Theme Week: Boost Your Organic Reach with These Tips : @ProBlogger
  29. The Write Place: Social Marketing: The One Thing You Should Never Do
  30. 10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing | Jane Friedman
  31. Novel Rocket: Don't Look Back on Your Writing Journey With Regrets—9 Things to Avoid
  32. Fiction Writing: How to Create a Believable World for Your Characters
  33. - 3 Ways You Can Promote Your Book on Twitter—Without Being Annoying!
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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