What Every Indie Author Needs to Know About Their Book’s Landing Page [Free Webinar Invitation] - The Book Designer. When I first started learning about internet marketing, I heard this phrase “landing page” a lot.
What’s a landing page anyway? And why would an author need to know about it, whatever it is? I quickly found out that “landing page” can be any web page, on a free-standing website, on a blog site, or anyplace else that’s used as a destination to send people. It’s where you want them to “land.” For instance, if I’m going to lead a group of authors on a tour of the best pubs in Amsterdam (commonly known as a “pub crawl”) I might set up a page on my blog describing the trip, telling people why it’s going to be a great experience, and providing a way for them to get more information or sign up to participate. This will become the “landing page” for that tour.
For the Author. Geography. The Human Condition. Good Writing Advice. Resources for Writing. Tell Your Story. Ideas. 8 Ways to Touch the Heart of Your Reader with Rose Scott. My guest today, Rose Scott believes every good writer should be a good reader.
I’m betting our RU Writing crew out there agrees! Have you ever paid attention to what kinds of books move you and make you feel goosebumps? Of course you have. After all, you’re a writer, and writers are attentive to details. You probably have all kinds of techniques and stylistic devices in your writer’s toolbox, and here I’d like to share 8 ways to touch the heart of your audience. Write about things you know and that interest you Are you doing anything else besides writing? Melody Beattie, a self-help books author, says, “Live your life from your heart. Don’t write about things that don’t matter Insignificant details confuse readers and make them feel like they’re on a wild goose chase. Show, don’t tell This is what Stephen King always repeats, “Show, don’t tell.” Write about things that disturb people, make them angry, or reveal their secrets Make readers admire or loathe your characters.
Cracking the WIP with Donna Cummings. I have to say when I read Donna’s title for her post, I didn’t “get it”.
Cracking the WIP. Awesome idea, I thought. It wasn’t until I wrote it in the title bar that I finally caught on….Cracking the WIP/Cracking the WHIP….lol….ah, some days wit fails me. Luckily Donna is sharp as a tack, and her post shows it! Your Fiction May Be Failing for One Simple Reason: You’re Not Being Honest. Writers talk a lot about “being honest,” “being vulnerable,” “pouring ourselves into our writing,” and “not being self-conscious” in our writing.
But what does all that really mean? And how can flunking any of the above be the reason your fiction may be failing? What Is Honest Fiction? Let’s begin by asking the obvious question: What is honest fiction? Novel Writing Help. Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writing. As you know I in the habit of publishing “writing rules” from various well-known writers as I stumble over them on the web.
They won’t write your books for you, but they are food for thought. For what it’s worth here are Stephen King’s. They are more discursive that some, but contain some pearls. Happy writing! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 750 Words - Write every day. What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Donna Cummings. What if….it’s a question that plagues writers, but it can be used to your advantage!
Let regular contributor Donna Cummings tell you how. Writers worry. All the time. Using Your Personality Type to Make You a Better Writer - Marcy Kennedy. Image Credit: Yen Hoon (via www.freeimages.com) By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) The beginning of the year is a practical time to look back and learn from the year that has finished and to set goals for what we’d like to accomplish in the coming year.
The Official Site of Shannon Hale. "First you're an unknown, then you write a book and you move up to obscurity.
"Martin MyersIdeas for young writersThe Publication PoopAdvice on becoming a writerAgent adviceAsking an author for helpFrom the offer to the bookstoreShannon's path to publicationWhat I wish I'd knownWhy do you want to be a writer? 10 unrequested suggestions made to an unpublished novelistThe Writer's LifeGiving life to Your charactersOn workshopsResearching my storiesWorking with an editor Advice for the newly publishedWriting your voiceWriters on writingWriters and richesWriting and motheringWriting is rewritingWhy I love fairy tales See also, Shannon's blog posts on writing.
Hal Spacejock - Articles. Daily Writing Tips. StoryToolz : Resources for Authors. Creative Writing Courses and Ideas: An Online Resource for Writers. Creative Writing Tips and Ideas. She Writes. Tools for Emerging Authors.
WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™ - Home of The Bookshelf Muse. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. How to make progress on your novel without writing – jean's writing.