Welcome to the April 29, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a nice mix of writing, book marketing, and self-publishing tips this week. Thank you to the contributors!
Sarah Bolme presents Do Blogs Influence Purchasing Decisions? posted at Marketing Christian Books.
Tom Trimbath presents Modern Self-Publishing, a CreateSpace example posted at Madrona Workshop Troupe, saying, “Self-publishing, it’s easy. Yes, and so is picking up a grain of sand, but picking up a beach is a lot of work. Self-publishing is a long list of relatively easy steps, not as easy as picking up a grain of sand, but also not as hard as picking up a beach. Here’s my most recent experience self-publishing my work.”
Chrys Fey presents How To Rewrite A Book posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Sometimes writers fall out-of-love with their books. What do you do if this happens to you? You don’t give up, you rewrite! This post will tell you how.”
David Leonhardt presents Write to the point (never mind the word count!) posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “Thomas Jefferson said, “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” In order to please Google, many people will use two, three or four words where just one will do, and their writing quality suffers big time for it. When you write to the point, you stop when you have said your piece. That might be at 100 words. Or it might be at 200. In the case of this article, it is at 451.”
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