50 Web Links to Let Your Book Go Viral! PART ONE Tips to “Advertise” your Book for FREE: Forums / Networks / Book Communities / Book Bloggers – all this means free show casing of your book and free PR. For your book to sell, you need to create the demand. You need an audience, a platform – which you will get when your book is showing up on many websites and forums, visible to readers, bloggers and to book reviewers. Here are fifty links to top websites for you and tomorrow’s blog post will bring you even more! .Find 45 more websites to advertise your book here. More Websites and hundreds of tips how to promote your book in the upcoming e-book “Book Marketing on a Shoestring”.
FMWriters.com Forward Motion is an entirely free site. There are no costs for any of the sections, including classes.If you enjoy FM and would like to help out, Donations are welcome! In October of 2012, Forward Motion for Writers made a drastic leap to a new site system. This meant abandoning more than a decade of posts and information on the older system which could no longer be updated to meet current php standards. Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts), Dino Ignacio, created a series of image macros of the 22 rules and posted them to Imgur and Reddit. Below you will find the list of image macros along with a text summary of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling at the end of the post. Enjoy! [Sources: Emma Coats, Dino Ignacio, The Pixar Touch]
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel. We’ve written about 3 apps to reate books on the iPad in the past, but the following listly by Meg Wilson goes further, including 15 apps to do so. The artful collision of technology, learning, and literacy is an idea promoted in the Common Core Standards, which is likely your rule book if you teach K-12 in an American public school. This is a new age of literacy where students can read, research, write, publish, and socialize on the same device sitting right in their lap with a pinch-and-zoom elegance that somehow makes the whole process seem easier than it really is.
What Are My Writing Tips? It pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes. You will be amazed by what you may find. Along with the usual spams, you could either find a legit comment or a piece of inspiration. I have found such comments. The other day, I found a curious message, in my spam filter. An apparent new blogger asked a question. » Writers as Rock Stars: Introducing Liner Notes, a Music Column for Writers Recently, I went to Terminal 5, a music venue here in NYC, to see UK singer Lianne La Havas perform live. I stood behind my diminutive partner while we watched roadies set up the sound for Lianne. I swayed from the Maker’s Mark I had ingested, which then combined with the two beers I consumed earlier at dinner. Twenty minutes later, Lianne took the stage. Or rather, as the audience eager to hear her voice, we relinquished the stage to her. As she performed—singing pitch perfect notes while playing lead guitar—I remembered why I enjoy LIT, my reading series in Brooklyn.
Explore the Genre Map Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book. Searching for New Writing Markets? Try These Tips and Journals (kathysteinemann.com) Are you a writer or a poet? Have you considered publishing in literary journals? Here are tips for finding markets, and a section with links to four paying journals. The Basics Paris Review Daily - Blog, Writers, Poets, Artists - Paris Review Donald Barthelme would’ve been, and should be, eighty-three today. It would be an exaggeration to say that I feel the absence of someone whom I never met—someone who died when I was three—but I do wonder, with something more than mere curiosity, what Barthelme would have made of the past twenty-odd years. These are decades I feel we’ve processed less acutely because he wasn’t there to fictionalize them: their surreal political flareups, their new technologies, their various zeitgeists and intellectual fads and dumb advertisements. Part of what I love about Barthelme’s stories is the way they traffic in cultural commentary without losing their intimacy, their humanity.
Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction Image by Lloyd Arnold via Wikimedia Commons Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write. His best stories are masterpieces of the modern era, and his prose style is one of the most influential of the 20th century. How to Format Your Self-Published Book How to Format Your Self-Published Book by Moira Allen Return to DIY Publishing · Print/Mobile-Friendly Version As children, we were advised, "Don't judge a book by its cover!" Yet this is precisely what we do in nearly every area of life --especially when it comes to books! If you're contemplating self-publishing--whether via a print-on-demand or traditional printer--it's vital to keep that in mind.
David Foster Wallace on Writing, Self-Improvement, and How We Become Who We Are by Maria Popova “Good writing isn’t a science. It’s an art, and the horizon is infinite. You can always get better.” In late 1999, David Foster Wallace — poignant contemplator of death and redemption, tragic prophet of the meaning of life, champion of intelligent entertainment, admonisher against blind ambition, advocate of true leadership — called the office of the prolific writer-about-writing Bryan A. Garner and, declining to be put through to Garner himself, grilled his secretary about her boss.
How to Write a Devotional: The Definitive GuideJerry Jenkins Writers Guild Of all the markets open to new nonfiction writers, the devotional market is by far the most welcoming. To get the lowdown on this vast opportunity, I went to the leader in the field, my favorite writing teacher in the country, Dr. Dennis E. Hensley. Doc is chairman of the Department of Professional Writing at Taylor University and a monthly columnist for Christian Communicator magazine. 30+ Best Book cover psd mockups - TechClient Hello everyone, Today we are going to share a great premium quality Freebies with you 30+ Best Book cover PSD Mock-Up. Free PSD mockups collection of Stationery mockup, 30+ Best Book cover psd mockups design. Each PSD mock-up is fully layered with smart object.We hope you enjoy this collection. Book Cover Psd Mockup v1 Book Cover Psd Mockup v1 to showcase your book cover design or portfolio in a realistic style.