Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Scott Schwertly

Great presentation design can be difficult to master because it requires the coordination of many elements, including colors, fontsimagesicons and background

While there are a lot of pieces to the presentation design puzzle, don’t be overwhelmed. Let the design principle of “less is more” guide your presentation design choices to keep your slides uncluttered.

Not sure where to begin? Follow these design dos and don’ts to make sure your presentation is minimal, harmonious and clear.

1. Background Images

Avoid: A bold, multi-colored, and patterned background with text on top. This will make your text hard to read, and consequently you will lose the audience’s attention.

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 4 reasons why your novel’s dialogue sounds awkward or stilted | Nail Your Novel
  2. The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: Stacy Whitman on Writing for a Diverse Audience
  3. Literary Devices: Setting - Writer's Edit
  4. Character development. "Map out that character's arc. Make sure the reader sees who they are in the beginning..."
  5. Do Personality Traits Have Any Business in Business? The Authoritative Agent Says Yes | Thought Catalog
  6. Maybe novels should be written like movies. - Venture Galleries
  7. 3 Awesome Plot Structures For Building Bestsellers | She's Novel
  8. Your Novel's Most Important Relationship
  9. 6 Ways to Generate Ideas for Your Story
  10. Divas on Writing: Writing Character Sheets - Write Divas
  11. 7 Ways to Attract More Attention on Pinterest | Social Media Examiner
  12. What the Art of Storytelling Can Teach Us about Marketing by Jason Kong — The Book Designer
  13. 7 Steps to Successfully Get Endorsements That Increase The Credibility of Your Book
  14. The Often Forgotten Ingredient for Measuring Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog
  15. Social Media - How Marketing Executives Use Twitter: Top Content Sources, Most Retweeted Handles
  16. 6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts
  17. 10 Techy Terms Every Teacher Should Know
  18. Building Your Audience From Zero to Traction @ProBlogger
  19. How 7 Literary Authors Collaborated to Launch a Box Set | Jane Friedman
  20. Why would you change a book's title once it's out for sale?
  21. The Pros and Cons of Publishing With a Small Press
  22. Boys Are Falling Behind in Reading | GalleyCat
  23. Solving The Discoverability Problem: Virtual Reality And The Future Of Publishing | The Creative Penn
  24. Writability: Vlog: 5 Things to Know Before Getting an Agent
  25. Karen Woodward: Kurt Vonnegut On The Relationship Between Plot And Literature
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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