A Little Late Night Reading

I'm changing the type of blogs I write. I will continue to reblog from others that have valuable posts but I'm going to begin posting things that are primarily about writing, or reading. Most writers are also voracious readers. My husband is neither a writer (although he is my manager as he has the business … Continue reading A Little Late Night Reading

10 Tips to Make Blogging Enjoyable. Traps to Avoid.

This was so helpful to me. Glad I’m not the only one who struggles with content and keeping up with followers. I’ve had to whittle down my list, but it wasn’t easy. I’m still not finished. I will miss the ones I’m unfollowing, but I”m sticking to the ones I learn the most from and pass on the knowlege, as well as apply it to my own writing.

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Sometimes you start to blog, not having blog tips as warnings, you are all excited and you do things to your blog or that involves blogging that ultimately end up being traps that are like quicksand. They drag you down and deplete you of energy as you work to pull yourself out of what has happened.

What you do with your blog is ultimately up to you, because you want your blog to BE you. It represents part of you that you want to put out there.

Today I want to cover 10 things, traps if you will, that will cost you time, cause you weariness, and create misery. Knowing these things ahead of time might be able to save you. As a blogger now, you can maybe head these things off before they get out of hand. Or if you’re neck deep already, perhaps these 10 tips will give…

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Bookbub Insights: Launch a New Book that’s Part of a Series

Current trend in bookmarketing by Nicholas Rossi.

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From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksContinuing my Bookbub-inspired series of book marketing posts, I will now address the question of promoting a new book that’s part of a series.

Series novels let you reach new readers who still haven’t discovered your books yet. Hook readers on one book, and chances are they’ll be begging for more. But how do you find new readers in the first place?

Cheryl Bradshaw has the answer, courtesy of Bookbub.

One to Two Months Prior to Release

1. Redesign platform elements. A couple of months before your book release, kick things off by posting a new banner on your Facebook page, blog, and other relevant sites. It should include the book cover reveal, the release date (if known), and language such as “coming soon” so readers know to stay tuned.

2. Hint about the upcoming release. Whenever you can, sneak in comments on your blog and  pages about the book and how the…

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6 Things Writers Should Know About the Myers-Briggs Distinction T(hinking) vs F(eeling)

Give your characters a personality test. You’ll be able to develop them better because you will know them better.

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a feeler or a thinker? a feeler or a thinker?

A couple of weeks ago, I published 20 questions writers can ask to get to know their characters. Some of those questions focused on Myers-Briggs personality breakdown.

For purposes of characterization, I’d like to delve more into Myers-Briggs. So, this will be the first post of four on the topic. I hope to write a post about each pair (not necessarily in order.)

DISCLAIMER: I’m no expert in psychology or Myers-Briggs. I’m just speaking from my very basic understanding of the big differentials, applying what understanding I have to creative writing. This post is meant to help writers, not to provide psychological testing or personality feedback.

If you aren’t familiar with Myers-Briggs, it definitely has its limitations. Still, it can be useful to explore fictional characters we’re creating. The system presents 16 personality types based on four pairs of contrasting characteristics. Each pair represents two…

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