Welcome to the October 15, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, featuring insights on book marketing, self-publishing, and writing. Thank you to all those who provided blog posts for this issue!
Michael Montoure presents Why Are Writers Buying Fake Reviews When Getting Real Ones Is Just Not That Hard? posted at Michael Montoure’s “Bloodletters”.
Joel Friedlander presents The Only Two Things Authors Ought to be Doing posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article discusses where authors should put there energy when they decide to self-publish their books.”
Jenn Crowell presents Seven Surefire Ways to Write About Foreign Settings posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “Over the course of my literary research, I’ve lushed through England in a Rolls-Royce, climbed a mountain, and hung out at Bjork’s house in Iceland. Based on those awesome jaunts, I offer you seven tips for finding the perfect place details and moving beyond Google fact-finding procrastination and into the heart of your story’s setting.”
Gregg Cebrzynski presents Using Dialog to Advance Character and Plot posted at Gregg Cebrzynski saying, “I offer examples of what is good dialogue in a novel and what is not. I explain how a character’s dialogue should advance the plot and be relevant to the scene it’s spoken in. I also talk about how dialogue should be in keeping with what a character would say in a given situation, and how to shorten dialogue to remove unnecessary words.”
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