AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – February 3, 2014

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Welcome to the February 3, 2014 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a lot of information in this edition, from book marketing and getting published to self-publishing and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Glenn Miller presents The 3 Online Profiles Every Author Must Have (and They’re Not Facebook or Twitter) posted at Glenn Miller.

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Getting Published

Laura Hedgecock presents Is My Writing Good Enough? Self-Doubt and Advocacy posted at Redwoods Society, saying, “This article examines how to combat the self-doubt that every writer faces.”


Erica Verrillo presents Hugh Howey’s Self-Publishing Success Story – Luck, Timing, and Writing for the Right Reasons posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “What is unusual about Hugh Howey is that he remained a self-published author on Amazon’s Kindle platform – even after he landed a major book deal with Simon and Schuster. He also turned down offers from agents – until one of them dangled Hollywood before him. Why did Howey retain his electronic rights? It turns out he had some very good reasons.”

Social Media

Jon Rhodes presents 9 Ways To Jazz Up Your Finished Blog Post posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Make you blog posts dazzle with these 9 top tips.”


Chrys Fey presents Words to Cut Out of Your Writing posted at Write With Fey, saying, “In my recent post, How To Edit a Book, the second step says to “Cut it Out!” and refers to clichés and passive voice, but there are words you should cut out of your manuscript too.”

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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