Tag Archive: writing

Jan 22

Characterization: Walking a Mile in Difficult Shoes

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One of the most important traits a writer can have is the ability to assume the identity of their characters.  Characterization can quite literally make or break a story.  A truly great movie will have great characterization from both the actor and the writers.  No matter how great a performance an actor gives, a poorly …

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Jul 20

Between Books: Bridging the Gap

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Writing a book is often fairly long process and as a result readers may have to wait up to a year or longer for a return to the world that your last book created. Lovers of your previous work grow to miss the fantastic world you created and it’s characters.   They are usually more …

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Mar 27

Practical Psychology for Writers and Social Media Part 1

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The ability to deal with people effectively is one of the most useful skills you can possess. Knowing how a person thinks and having a general idea what some of their driving motivations are, will provide you with an edge in any form of communication with them. In reality, this ability may very well be …

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Mar 16

When Words Wither: Dealing with Writer’s Block

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There is nothing like the feeling of words flowing through your fingertips into the keyboard as you write your next novel or maybe even a brilliant blog article.  The words become like a melody as the ideas cohere into verses or paragraphs that your reader is really going to connect with.  Your writing is shaping …

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Mar 05

Review a Book and Feed an Author

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Once you have written a book and have gone through all the proper editing steps as outlined in Building a Quality Book, it is time to publish and begin selling your masterpiece.  You are probably filled with excitement as the book officially goes on sale and can barely wait to count all your royalties as …

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Jan 28

Building a Quality Book

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I have been focusing on a lot of marketing in recent posts and one of the things I have mentioned time and again is that marketing is useless if you do not have a quality product.  I have heard salespeople make the claim that they could sell ice cubes to people living in the arctic.  If …

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Dec 31

Take Aim: Finding your Target Audience

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Mass marketing is not always the best idea for most products and that is especially true in the case of books.  Not everyone will like what you have to sell and to market to groups that are not interested in your product is hard work that produces absolutely nothing for your efforts.    Trying to sell …

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Dec 26

Cross Marketing

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For an independent author the biggest and often most daunting hurdle to sales is a little thing we call marketing.  We choose to be writers and somehow, at times, it seems like we have become more marketers than anything else.  Welcome to the new reality!  So we are marketers and no matter how much we …

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