Welcome to the December 31, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a great mix of tips on writing and book marketing that we hope you’ll find useful and inspiring. Happy New Year!
Chrys Fey presents Formatting Your Manuscript posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This post will tell you everything you need to know about formatting a manuscript.”
Sue Collier presents Write and Promote Your Indie Book Quicky and Easily | Self-Publishing Resources posted at Self-Publishing Resources.
Nick Daws presents How to Apply the Advice to “Show, Don’t Tell” posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “Anyone who writes fiction will hear the advice ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ sooner or later, but what does it really mean? In this blog post I set out to explain this fundamental principle of effective fiction writing.”
Donna Alexander presents Writer’s Block: How to Overcome the Fear of the Blank Page posted at Americas Studies, saying, “This post offers 9 simple methods for overcoming writer’s block and the fear of the blank page.”
Isabel Anders presents From Fan to “Critic” posted at Blogging Authors, saying, “You never know what might lead to a fruitful idea for writing a new book.
Miss Marple: Christian Sleuth is the result of my working out the clues in the twelve novels and twenty short stories Agatha Christie wrote starring Miss Marple—and arranging them to build a literary case for these books being more than mere entertainment.
Our leisure-time activities may be telling us more than we realize, if we choose to listen, follow the clues, and diligently do the work required. … Then perhaps as writers we can prepare to experience even more fun!”
Lorna Collins presents Plot Pet Peeves posted at Lorna Collins – Author, saying, “This describes some of my pet peeves when it comes to plotting books. There are many others, but this is a list of those at the top of my list.”
Karen M. Rider presents When a Writer Sets a Goal… posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “Upon her first short fiction contest win, a writer reflects on the magic that can happen when a writer sets a goal, never quits and allows for the co-creation of her destiny with what the Fates will allow.”
Sarah Bolme presents An Avalanche of Services posted at Marketing Christian Books.
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