Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Dawn Field

While there is no common definition of great, all great books have the common feature of lacking content that isn’t great. Great writing does not contain “un-great” stuff.

The Internet is full of tips to improve your writing. Do this. Do that. Add this. Add that. Brainstorm this. Flesh out that. Adopt this structure. The list goes on and on and is full of wonderful and sound pieces of proven literary advice.

There is so much advice and knowledge accumulated over the ages, yet no one seems to fully agree on what makes great writing. It is more that we just know it when we read it. And many cannot agree on that either  –  think of all the rejection letters great writers have gotten from publishers. Think about the fact that we all have different favorite books. Some are perennially popular and historically important as evidenced by how they converge within “Top Books” lists. Whether it is Meyer’s Twilight saga or Dante’s Inferno, some books just stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

Great writing can have one or more great features, such as a super plot, memorable characters, or incredible novelty. There is no one formula. If there were, everyone would use it. That is the beauty of writing: It is endlessly creative. The door is always wide open.

If there is no one formula, how can there be one key to great writing?

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If you missed my latest writing and marketing tweets, here they are again:
  • The Key To Great Writing  "Great writing does not contain “un-great” stuff."
  • Sifting Through Story Ideas | Pub(lishing) Crawl
  • How To Use Facebook Ads To Sell More Books | Authors Crib
  • How to Use Scrivener to Start and Finish a Rough Draft
  • Behind the Page with Paper Lantern Lit #1: Writing and Publishing with a Book Packager | Pub(lishing) Crawl
  • Print On Demand: Maximize Book Sales | BookBaby Blog
  • The Ebook Retail Universe - The Book Designer
  • 10 Things that Red-Flag a Newbie Novelist #writetip
  • 5 Protagonists Readers Hate: Why Writers Shouldn’t Identify too Closely with a Main Character
  • When is the Right Time to Discount Your Book? | The Passive Voice |
  • The Power of Facebook for Authors | THE AUTHOR ONLINE
  • How I Doubled My Annual Kobo Sales in 2015 | Kobo Writing Life
  • 5 Predictions for Trade Publishing in 2016 : Publishing Technology
  • Why is feminist fantasy important? | The Bookseller
  • Audiobook & paperback sales rise in latest market stats from Association of American Publishers
  • This Is How You Use Facebook to Sell Books | Digital Book World
  • Official Website of Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  • 10 examples of effective Facebook ads
  • Amazon Has Won the Self-Publishing Market | Digital Book World
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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