The Story Reading Ape

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Not on Instagram? Use It to Build Your Brand, Find Success – by Frances Caballo…

<b>on Social Media Just for Authors:</b><p>Yrsa Daley-Ward, a traditionally published poet, attracts quite a crowd to her poetry readings at bookstores.<p>How did …

Social Media

13 Ways to Promote Before Publication – by Therese Walsh…

<b>on Writer Unboxed:</b><p><b>A number of months back, I wrote an article on how to promo preorder books for Bookbub. The original piece was pared back a little,</b> …

Writing

How to build your world: Races

<i>I am finally back to my World Builder Series! I took a long hiatus from it but I think it’s time I breathed life back into this.</i><p><i>Today’s topic is</i> …

Marketing

What To Write About When The Dreaded Deadline Is Looming – by Derek Haines…

<b>on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p>You have to write an article or blog post, and the clock is ticking<p>Every writer knows the feeling.<p>You need to write about …

Creative Writing

When Writing Advice Becomes Too Much

<b>First, let me say I understand it’s ironic to write a post about writing advice being too much on a blog about writing advice, but I’m going to be as</b> …

Creative Writing

How Can Women Protect Themselves on Social Media? – by Christy Birmingham…

<b>on When Women Inspire, site:</b><p>It’s no secret that social media platforms are booming, from Twitter to Facebook. New ones are constantly surfacing too. …

Social Media

12 Mistakes Authors Make in Connecting with Readers – by Rachelle Gardner…

The whole idea of “building a platform” and “marketing your book” is to get people to read what you’ve written. Whether you’re traditionally or …

Writing

Writer’s Tools and the Forgotten Keyboard – by Joel Friedlander…

<b>on The Book Designer:</b><p>Anyone like me, whose career as a designer, typesetter, author, and book publisher has spanned all the years of the digital …

Writing

What Will Move An Author To Promote His Book?

It’s not a trick question. The author of the 21st century must be very active in promoting one’s book and brand. If the author gets help from a book …

Writing

Writing Fiction: How To Write Evocative Characters Through Action And Strong Language – by Damon Suede…

<b>on The Creative Penn:</b><p><b>Intro by Joanna Penn:</b><p><b>Characters are not real people – but readers have to experience the slice of life you portray in your book</b> …

Writing

How You Can Offer An Easy Free Ebook Download To Readers – by Derek Haines…

<b>on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p>Do you want to set up a free ebook download on your blog?<p>If you use either a <b>self-hosted</b> WordPress or a WordPress.com site …

eBooks

Why Repurpose Your Content – by Karen Repoli…

<b>on Business to Community site:</b><p>One term you are starting to hear more of in the world of online business is Repurposing. It’s really not new though – …

Infographics

Grammar Rules: Fewer vs. Less – by Melissa Donovan…

<b>on Writing Forward site:</b><p>It’s a battle between words: <b>fewer vs. less</b>. Are they interchangeable? Do these words have different meanings? How can we use …

Grammar

Real Writers Never Write Anything In All Small Letters – by Derek Haines…

<b>on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p>youre not a writer if you write in all small letters<p>i get a lot of emails and messages from writers and authors<p>i also get …

Creative Writing

Authors: Invest in Swag to Sell or Give Away – by Nate Hoffelder…

<b>on The Book Designer:</b><p>When it comes to marketing material, many authors get flyers printed, a lot also get bookmarks, but few authors will invest in …

Writing

So, You Want to Write a Series? – by R J Crayton…

<b>on Indies Unlimited site:</b><p>You’re an author and you’ve decided you want to write a series. Well, this is the post for you.<p>A series can be great for …

Writing

DAW Books Opens Its Doors to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers – No agent needed – by Erica Verrillo…

<b>on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:</b><p><b>EXTRACT from DAW Statement:</b><p>“Science fiction and fantasy have always been genres in which creators have …

Science Fiction

9 Query Mistakes That Could Lead To Instant Literary Agent Rejection | Writer’s Relief…

Few literary agents expect <i>query letters</i> to be 100% perfect—especially if the author is new.<p>That said, most literary agents DO expect a certain level …

Writing

The Key Features Of Great Blog Writing And How You Can Do It – by Derek Haines…

<b>on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p>How to write a blog post and get people to read your blog<p>Your blog content might be fantastic, but good blogging is more …

Creative Writing

A Brutal and Bloody Affair: 6 Key Battles that Decided the First Punic War

The First Punic War (264 – 241 BC) was the first in a trilogy of wars between Rome and Carthage. At 23 years, it was the longest continuous war in …

World History

25 years after Jurassic Park, our understanding of dinosaurs has evolved

We are fascinated by dinosaurs. Ever since the first dino fossils were discovered in the early 19th century, we have been desperate to know as much …

Dinosaurs

How to Add Expanded Distribution to KDP Print Books

EXPANDED DISTRIBUTION<p>KDP’s print option now includes an Expanded Distribution channel.<p>It may not (yet) be equivalent to CreateSpace’s Expanded …

Writing

Have Fun with These Creative Writing Activities – by Melissa Donovan…

<b>on Writing Forward site:</b><p>Every once in a while, we writers need a break from our regular writing routines. Whether we spend our work week crafting …

Creative Writing

Kindle Publishing Is The Fast Track Way To Publish Your Ebook – by Derek Haines…

<b>on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p>You don’t want to learn new tricks, you just want to publish your ebook<p>If you are ready to publish and don’t want to take …

Writing

36 Tips for Writing Just About Anything – by Melissa Donovan…

<b>on Writing Forward site:</b><p>There’s a lot more to writing than typing words.<p>Writing well takes years of study, practice, and experience. It requires …

Creative Writing

10 wonderful quotes about being a writer #amwriting #writer #writerslife

“You fail only if you stop.”<p>~ Ray Bradbury<p>“This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our …

Castles

Improve Your Book Discovery on Amazon with These Tips

I’ve been focused on book discovery lately because in my opinion, it’s largely misunderstood.<p>If you haven’t read my first three pieces that …

Selling

6 Steps to Achieving Zen-Like Writer Efficiency – by Dave Chesson…

<b>on Anne R. Allen:</b><p>I’m a big believer in making the most of the time we have to write and getting the best possible output from it.<p>After all, for most …

Writing

Screenwriting Tips And Writing Diverse Characters With Selina Ukwuoma…

<b>on The Creative Penn:</b><p><b>Intro by Joanna Penn</b>:<p>We’re living in what some are calling <b>the ‘platinum’ age of TV and visual storytelling, with opportunities</b> …

Writing

Writing the Dreaded Novel Synopsis? These 2 Simple Hacks Will Help – by Anne R. Allen…

<b>Writing a novel synopsis doesn’t have to be a miserable chore.</b><p>I have yet to meet a writer who enjoys writing a novel synopsis. Unfortunately, we all …

Writing