Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Belinda Pollard

You’re a force to be reckoned with at work, your household runs like clockwork and birthdays are always remembered and celebrated on time. But you can’t seem to finish (or start) writing your book.

Does this sound like you? Or even a little bit like you? (I have to admit that “clockwork household” thing doesn’t sound exactly like me. )

Considering what I do for a living it’s embarrassing to admit it, but my own books don’t get finished. (I’ve even written a blog post before on Seven Virtuous Ways to Avoid Writing Your Novel.)

In a splendid irony, in my day job as an editor and publishing consultant, I help small publishers and indie authors get their books out into the world and achieve their dreams, cheering them on, helping them overcome obstacles, feeling excited for them when the successes come etc etc… and yet my own personal manuscripts suffer a different fate. I have 5 or 6 or 7 of them languishing in various stages of completion.

Confession time: The last time one of my own books was published was 2002!! Hopefully that makes you feel better — however much you’re struggling to get a book finished, at least you’re not as bad as I am. 

For me, I think there’s three main obstacles:

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How to get that book written this year | @Belinda_Pollard
  2. How to Succeed as a Writer in 2015 | The Passive Voice |
  3. LinkedIn: 5 Quick Tips - She Writes
  4. Using CANVA! A Step By Step Guide for the Graphic Design Newbie |
  5. Writability: On How I Plot a WIP
  6. Submissions Insanity: 6 Steps To Strategic Submissions
  7. The problems in writing a violent scene, and one unexpected benefit | Laura Droege's blog
  8. 5 Mistakes Authors Make When Approaching Book Bloggers | Molly Greene: Writer
  9. Amazon Advertising Services for Indie Authors, Yea or Nay? | Lindsay Buroker
  10. How 5 Creative Brands Pin on Pinterest
  11. Content - Three Ways to Create Content That Nurtures Customer Relationships: MarketingProfs Article
  12. Creating An Effective Book Launch VIDEO.mp4 - YouTube
  13. Social Media for Authors Podcast: How to Conquer Google+ - Social Media Just for Writers
  14. Blog Post Idea: Answer a Beginner Question: @ProBlogger
  15. Introducing Topic Data on Facebook | Facebook for Business
  16. LinkedIn To Relaunch Sponsored InMail, Now with 100% Deliverability | Marketing Solutions Blog
  17. Amy Schmittauer: How to Create Great Videos | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  18. Pitching Your Projects - Rachelle Gardner
  19. Blogging on LinkedIn Pulse? 4 Reasons You Should Be | Serenity Virtual Assistant Services
  20. Finding The Right Media Outlets To Write About Your Business
  21. Behind-the-scenes of Cover Design | FG Press
  22. Audible Wants Authors to Exclusivly Focus on Audiobooks
  23. 5 Keys to Book Cover Success by Judy Probus — The Book Designer
  24. Update to Page Like Counts | Facebook for Business Removing inactive Facebook accounts...
  25. Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Aims to Bring Authors and Publishers Together Ink, Bits, & Pixels
  26. A Simple Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter & More [Infographic]
  27. 5 Techniques To Develop Your Short Story Into A Novel - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  28. Why Are People Still Using Typewriters in 2015? | VICE | United States
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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