Marty McConnell

167 Flips | 5 Magazines | 57 Likes | 22 Following | 6 Followers | @MartyMcConnell | Novelist, Content Creator, Blogger

Social Takeover

As I walk into this ancient facility, I know that I’m treading on dangerous ground. Maybe the reason the place is vacant, except for the customer …

Andy Lambrou is at the #atlpenshow2017

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Author Interview – Christina Anne Hawthorne

I love interviewing authors. Each of them is so interesting and full of insight, and today is no exception. If anything, Christina is probably the …

Creative Writing

Writing Tips – Smashing Smashwords’ Epub Smasher

Epub file failing on smashwords, and you don’t know what the validator is flagging it for? Here’s your answer. Fix your epub and get it into the …

Writing

Four Different Types of Writing Styles: Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and Narrative

Four Different Types of Writing Styles: Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and Narrative<p>Updated on May 10, 2016<p>Four Types of Writing<p>A writer’s …

Never Call Yourself a Writer, and Other Rules for Writing

By Shawna KenneyFirst thought, best thought; revise, revise, revise. Write first thing in the morning when the mind is alert; write at night and …

Creative Writing

Writing a Novel in a Month - NaNoWriMo Prep

Streamlining your writing process is useful. Whether you’re gearing up for a novel-writing challenge such as NaNoWriMo, or simply have a personal …

Writing

What an Editor at a Publishing House Looks For: 6 Myths & Truths

Credit: William Ivan, UnsplashPlease welcome self-proclaimed book junkie Parul Macdonald to Writer Unboxed! Parul will be joining us 4x/year to add a …

Writing

Audio Books – How to Get Your Audio Approved by ACX and Amazon: a Complete Step-By-Step Guide

<b>UPDATE: Thanks to an email from a reader, this page has been revised to include that files should be saved in WAV format while working with them,</b> …

Music Production

Finish the Damn Book! releases this Month!

This isn’t an April Fools joke. I’ve been waiting on this all year, the e-book is in pre-order right now, so grab a copy.<p>I’ve be absolutely drunk …

Writing

Writing Tips – The Art of Flash Fiction Stories

People think flash fiction is hard. What? Hard? Bullshit. This is how you Flash Fiction, simple and easy.<p>Okay, so I think the biggest problem people …

Creative Writing

A Reminder Of What Makes A Real Writer

If you want to be a real writer, like, a <i>really real</i> writer, a writer who does it right, a writer who is officially official and who will earn the …

Creative Writing

Writing Tip – A New Marketing Approach

My idea to write a non-fiction, inspirational book may not be unique, but the implementation of my marketing strategy definitely is.<p>I’m not Ryan …

Writing

Comment on Book Marketing Timeline: From Pre-launch to Post-launch by Jennifer Mattern

Hi Joan,Congratulations on finishing your second book. 🙂Here’s a post I wrote about virtual publicity tours that might help you set up an online …

Marketing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have a lucky charm? Leave a comment and let us know! Kelsi shares a quote from Jimmy Dean using a Noodler’s Acrylic Konrad Marbled Marianas fountain pen and Robert Oster Ever Green ink for this week's #FlexNibFriday. ✒️🍀💚🖋

The 18 Essential Rules Of Journalism

Guest Post<p>The Essential Rules of Journalism serves as your no-BS cheat-sheet to the rules of the playing field. They are, at least in my humble …

Writing

Travel photo of the week: Rare desert super bloom in California

Amboy Crater in the Mojave Trails national monument is among the southern California landscapes where heavy rains have brought a once-in-a-decade covering of wild flowers

Photos

Madeleine D’Este – Terrific Person and Terrific Writer

I have a guest today! Madeleine D’Este recently released the third episode in The Antics of Evangeline novella series, <i>Evangeline and the …

Books

Six Months

I don’t mind dying. At least, I don’t mind the idea. But an idea, and actually doing it, those are two very different things.<p>I have this cancer …

Shady Science

“No, you’re playing with human genes and engineering a new species. This kind of thing is illegal, not to mention unethical.”<p>My boss laughed. He …

You don’t have time to read? BULLSHIT!

Why would you want to <b>read</b>?<p>So you are one of the millions of people who don’t have time to read? Would it surprise you to know that the .1% of the …

Bill Gates

10 Best Free Blogging Tools For Bloggers

Every year people buy thousands of domain names to build their websites in order to make money online. Up till now, 326.4 million domain names have …

Infographics

How to Self-Publish a Novel in 2017

While putting the finishing touches on Singular, I thought it would be nice to capture all the steps required to self-publish a novel, so that any …

Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make Dealing With Rejection

I LOVE this from Unstoppable Author’s Michael Alvear today! Michael offers some really sage words of advice for that never-ending problem that …

Stephen King

Token or Broken? Writing LGBT*

<b>By E.R. Ramzipoor, @ER_Ramzipoor<br>Part of the How They Do It Series</b> <i><br>JH: Writing about people different from ourselves has frequently been a challenge</i> …

Writing

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4 Reasons not to Push that Publish Button

So you’ve written your first book. Or maybe this is not your first, so you feel even more confident. You’ve put your heart and soul into it. It took …