Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Jennifer Blanchard

I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade, and a couple weeks ago I celebrated my three year “Quitiversary” (the day I quit my day job to take my business full-time). So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting back and thinking about the steps I took to get where I am today.

Since I know you dream of being a published author and having a writing career, I thought it would be useful for you to see what it takes.

So here are the 7 things I did to become the published author and writing coach that I am today:

1. Practice, Practice, Practice

Can’t stress this one enough. You have to write. All the time. As much as you can. Over and over again, write.

Write. Toss it. Start again.

The more you write, the better you’ll get at writing. And practicing helps you find your voice as a writer.

2. Never Stop Learning

There’s always more to learn when it comes to writing a novel. There’s always a way you can dig deeper into a topic and discover things you didn’t know (or clarify things you’ve heard before).

As a professional writer, you have to be committed to growth. And growth comes from learning and practicing.

3. Get Support

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Round-Up: Text to Speech in Reading Apps on Android Ink, Bits, & Pixels
  2. Writer Unboxed » Take Five with Catherine McKenzie: Hidden
  3. What You Need to Know About Crowdfunded Publishing   | Jane Friedman
  4. 50 Things to Tweet About: Tip #49 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  5. Finding Book Reviews « FundsforWriters
  6. SELF-e: Connecting Indie Authors with Libraries | Indies Unlimited
  7. Sources of Public Domain Lyrics
  8. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebooks for Libraries
  9. KDP is for Chumps | Hugh Howey
  10. 30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing : @ProBlogger
  11. Jennifer Blanchard | The Professional Writer Puzzle: 7 Pieces You Need To Be Successful
  12. You think writing’s a dream job? It’s more like a horror film | The Passive Voice |
  13. How to Become a Writer as a Second Career
  14. Writing More Diverse Characters-The TCI | motivation for moving beyond your writing habits
  15. What You May be Missing about "50 Shades of Grey" -
  16. Five Myths About Self-Publishing - Where Writers Win
  17. WOW! Women On Writing Blog: Guest Blog to Grow Your Platform
  18. The Writer vs the Author - Meg Wolfe
  19. Back Cover Copy | Nessgraphica Blog
  20. Paperback Writer: Write Habits
  21. How to choose book cover image? Genre, quality count, but beware clones | Chris Kridler | Sky Diary Productions
  22. Six Reasons Why Some Books Will Never Be Bestsellers | Self-Publishing Review
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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