Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: BookMarketingBuzzBlog

When you send an email, shoot off a press release, or phone the media in pursuit of getting coverage for your book or story, do you have a compelling opening statement, one that draws them in and shouts “read me, listen to me”? If not, start over until you do, because if you can’t capture their interest in the first 100 words or 15-second introduction you will have lost an opportunity.

Will your opening use any of the following tools?
  • Humor
  • Accusation
  • Question
  • Startling Fact
  • An Announcement
  • A Promise
  • A Plea For Help
  • A Demand For Change/Action
  • An Offer or Gift
There are many, many ways to begin a dialogue, but the key is to remember you don’t have a lot of opportunity beyond the opening to convince others to keep paying attention.  If you think you have something amazing to say, don’t wait – tell it up front.

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Read the full article HERE!


 If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets on Friday, here they are again:
  1. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebook Sales Down? Here Are 15 Tips!
  2. AuthorCulture: Writer's Resource List
  3. Top Ten Writing Tips #5: Story Trumps Craft |
  4. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Question: 5 Key Things to know about personalizing your query
  5. Momentum: Keep the Writing Coming
  6. Objective Story throughline plot
  7. 6 Steps To Overcoming Social Media Writer’s Block, Part 2 | Digital Book World
  8. Fiction University: 8 Marketing Don'ts: Get Real or Get Lost!
  9. Reference For Writers, Your Character's Speech (and their accents)
  10. Facebook News Feed: How to Respond to Facebook Changes | Social Media Examiner
  11. Market In Ways That Work For You – Kobo Writing Life
  12. A glossary of book components (and where each one should go)
  13. ‘It’s Over. We Can Coexist Now': Hugh Howey Calls A Ceasefire | Thought Catalog
  14. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: How To Get Attention For Your Book Immediately
  15. Fun Fact Friday | Chronicles of Cammy Many kinds of animals tend to live in groups. Check these out!  
  16. Fiction University: Query First? The Query as a Plotting Tool
  17. How To Organize Your Non-fiction Book
  18. Indie authors take note: Amazon is, among other things, a machine designed to optimize product prices...
  19. TV Shows and Movies Inspiring Reading - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  20. 3 Reasons Why You Read Those Ridiculous Lists on the Internet
  21. 10 Ways to Refuel Your Creativity
  22. The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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