AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 24, 2013

by | Jun 24, 2013 | Book Marketing Basics, Social Media for Authors

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Welcome to the June 24, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have insights into getting published, promoting your book, and writing in this week’s issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Karen M Rider presents Light the Twin Flames in the Writing Process | Karen M. Rider posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “Writing is my passion, you say. You go to the desk regularly. You generate idea after idea. But then, like a candle in the wind, you can’t sustain that passion. The flame turns to smoke and your ideas become stuck in a pool of cold, hard wax. What happened? Understanding the relationship between your Passion to Write and the Perseverance to Get the Writing Done is critical to your development as a writer. Reflections on how to light the twin flames, Passion and Perseverance, in your writing process.”

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Book Marketing

Kimberley Grabas presents 101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “What does it really take to build a writer or author platform? Money? Connections? An intimate knowledge of vampires, wizardry or erotic romance? Actually, the most important aspect to building an author platform is understanding that it’s about engagement; about connecting and interacting with people who are aligned with your message and affected by your story. Your platform is a web of intertwined beliefs, values, emotions, thoughts, stories, images and ideas that stem from your own core philosophy and are ultimately shared by your fans. The tricky part is finding ways to effectively share your message with an audience that is yet unknown to you, and you to them. Establishing and maintaining a link to your potential ‘tribe’ is both the challenge and the reward of building your writer platform.”

Liz Long presents Amazon KDP Select: How I Got Over 20K Downloads | Liz Long posted at Liz Long, saying, “Using free book submission sites and making a layered strategy to celebrate a new book release, I was able to get over 20K downloads for my first book through 3 KDP Select days. It’s different for everyone, but hopefully this can help other authors understand and get started.”

Book Publicity

Phyllis Zimbler Miller presents Amazon Customer Review Tweaks — Phyllis Zimbler Miller posted at Phyllis Zimbler Miller, saying, “Very interesting info re Amazon book reviews.”

Getting Published

Dana Sitar presents Maybe You Shouldn’t Be a Freelance Writer posted at, saying, “Are you a novelist thinking about making money freelancing until the book sells? Think again.”


iyabo oyawale presents Take the Mystery Out of Content Creation – Check Out of These Tutorials on Writing Great Content for Your Blog posted at Ask Iyabo, saying, “Read this article and discover how to create content for a book without hassles. Free content creation resources included.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A New Baby posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This post is dedicated to writing about the smallest character you can ever have in a book . . . A BABY!”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents The sweet surprises in going the distance | Leaf of the Tree posted at Leaf of the Tree.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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