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6 Self-Publishing Missteps You Should Avoid

6 Self-Publishing Missteps You Should Avoid | Writing | Scoop.it
Welcome British author and blogger Terry Tyler! She’s here to point out self-publishing missteps she’s made. Can you relate? Firstly I’d like to thank Molly for inviting me to guest on her blog. I’...
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Two Questions to Ask for Stronger Character Goals and Motivations

Two Questions to Ask for Stronger Character Goals and Motivations | Writing | Scoop.it

What does the protagonist hope to gain?

Why is the protagonist doing it?

Basically, what's the character's goal and what's the motivation for trying to achieve that goal.


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All About The Money: Authors, Readers, and Ebook Prices - Jami Gold

All About The Money: Authors, Readers, and Ebook Prices - Jami Gold | Writing | Scoop.it
Ditto with 5% of the hybrid authors. And yes, that means literally zero dollars, as the next income band goes from $1 to $999. I find that result odd. Does that mean zero income from book sales? Or zero income after expenses?
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3 Questions Your Professional Writing Bio Must Answer

3 Questions Your Professional Writing Bio Must Answer | Writing | Scoop.it
By Writer's Relief staff: You’re writing your cover or query letter, and it’s time to add your bio.
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The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever

The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever | Writing | Scoop.it
Looking for the best writing tips? Look no further. Here are the 22 best creative writing tips of all time.
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Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors - Showcase with ...

Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors - Showcase with ... | Writing | Scoop.it
When Joe Konrath and Bob Mayer chastise writers to get off social media and get back to writing more books, they are giving fantastic advice. One of the BIGGEST problems I see with self-published writers is that they publish ...
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Assembling the Parts for Publication ISBNs #self-publishing

Assembling the Parts for Publication ISBNs #self-publishing | Writing | Scoop.it
There are so many steps with each process in self-publishing that it's hard to keep them straight.   This is just about ISBNs. Do you or don't you need them. That's a personal decision. Two of...
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“I’m convinced fear is at the root of most bad writing.” Stephen King

What is Write It Forward? Publishing is undergoing major changes and these changes are creating new opportunities for writers. Write It Forward focuses on educating writers how to be successful aut...
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The Threat from Self-Publishing-Weinberg at Digital Book World 2014

The Threat from Self-Publishing-Weinberg at Digital Book World 2014 | Writing | Scoop.it
Dana Beth Weinberg's remarks at Digital Book World 2014. Hybrids represent the greatest threat, asking what publishers can do for authors.
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Editing Tips I Learned the Hard Way

Editing Tips I Learned the Hard Way | Writing | Scoop.it
My writing goals this year include quite a bit of editing, since I have several novels and short stories written but not yet ready for query or publication. Having wrestled with manuscripts in the ...
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The power of "anti-adjectives" and "anti-adverbs" - Paul Weller Style

The power of "anti-adjectives" and "anti-adverbs"  - Paul Weller Style | Writing | Scoop.it
Do you want to improve your writing by adding tension, curiosity and extra meaning? Then try anti-adjectives and anti-adverbs! You can learn a lot from Writing expert Roy Peter Clark AND singer-son...
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Fab-u-lous! 

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4 Common Misperceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Need To Change NOW

4 Common Misperceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Need To Change NOW | Writing | Scoop.it
If you believe these four misperceptions to be true about publishing your book, you need to re-examine your expectations.
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Three reasons self-publishers should invent an imprint name page ...

Three reasons self-publishers should invent an imprint name page ... | Writing | Scoop.it
Three reasons self-publishers should invent an imprint name. January 2, 2014. You've probably heard of David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber. Maybe also Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of the Looneyspoons cookbooks.
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Great advice for creating an imprint.

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Dog Ear Publishing Rides Wave of Self-Publishing Tidal Wave - PR Leap (press release)

Dog Ear Publishing Rides Wave of Self-Publishing Tidal Wave - PR Leap (press release) | Writing | Scoop.it
Dog Ear Publishing Rides Wave of Self-Publishing Tidal Wave
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(PRLEAP.COM) (March 28, 2014) INDIANAPOLIS – The self-publishing industry continues to grow, spurred on by technological advances and author motivation.
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Based in Indianapolis.

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10 Big, Recent Changes To Twitter, Facebook, And Linkedin You Should Know About

10 Big, Recent Changes To Twitter, Facebook, And Linkedin You Should Know About | Writing | Scoop.it

In search of a better social media strategy? Listen up: these changes will change the way you share.

 

Social media changes so fast that we often miss the small differences on each platform we use. Every now and then I find it really useful to do a roundup of what’s been changing on the big networks lately. Here are 10 changes I found that took place in the last couple of months, which could be useful for your social media strategy....


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Chevelle's curator insight, January 29, 2014 11:57 AM

Love the offline conversion metrics

Antoine Gravet's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:03 AM

Vous suivez les actus de nos plus importants réseaux sociaux? Alors vous n'avez pas pu rater les plus gros changements qu'ils opèrent et vont opérer qui influenceront nos choix et nos comportements. Rappel.

Arianna Bejarano's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:15 PM

The social media has changed the world today. Mostly everyone has a tweeter or even a Facebook but nobody nows the actually changes since tweeter and Facebook come out in the media. Well there are 10 bigs changes that make tweeter and Facebook one of the biggest social media today. 

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Most Authors Make Less Than $1,000 a Year: DBW - GalleyCat

Most Authors Make Less Than $1,000 a Year: DBW - GalleyCat | Writing | Scoop.it
Most Authors Make Less Than $1,000 a Year: DBW (Looks like hybrid publishing is the best publishing approach for authors financially, per DBW's research: http://t.co/mDEXMlXkYs)...
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Discussions with Kensington Publishing head Steven Zacharius lay bare the wide gulf between publishing execs and writers -

Discussions with Kensington Publishing head Steven Zacharius lay bare the wide gulf between publishing execs and writers - | Writing | Scoop.it
An interesting thing happened a few days ago.
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11 Keys to Self-Publishing Success

11 Keys to Self-Publishing Success | Writing | Scoop.it
11 Keys to Self-Publishing Success http://t.co/T6sniA71XR
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My Top Six Writing Tips

My Top Six Writing Tips | Writing | Scoop.it
Marketing is now more important than content, sales are more important than authors, immediate profit is more important than sustaining the publishing industry long term. The material has become im...
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Funny, and I like what he says about editing.

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Self-publishing "No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding" - Crowdfund Insider

Self-publishing "No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding" - Crowdfund Insider | Writing | Scoop.it
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Self-publishing "No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding"
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books I didn't want to be a self-published author.
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Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change - Huffington Post

Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change - Huffington Post | Writing | Scoop.it
Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change
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Before the advent of self-publishing, there were plenty of self-indulgent novels on the shelves.
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50 Websites Every Author Should Bookmark in 2014 | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

50 Websites Every Author Should Bookmark in 2014 | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | Writing | Scoop.it
50 Websites Every Author Should Bookmark in 2014 | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing http://t.co/fuPzryme1T
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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.
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Tips for Writing in Short Blocks of Time - Elizabeth Spann Craig

Tips for Writing in Short Blocks of Time - Elizabeth Spann Craig | Writing | Scoop.it
Tips for writing a book in only five to fifteen minutes a day. Writing a book despite a challenging schedule, in short blocks of time.
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The 5 Best Pieces of Writing Advice I Didn't Get in School | Cracked ...

The 5 Best Pieces of Writing Advice I Didn't Get in School | Cracked ... | Writing | Scoop.it
Every one of these tips below can be learned for free, and I promise you, I could never have written my forthcoming novel without them.
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Excellent article about the craft  of writing. Love the "don't empty the well" philosophy.

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