Marketing Advice and Tips from Goodreads
Kendare Blake … has amassed more than 16,000 followers … where she answers any question that comes in from her fans via Ask the Author—164 and counting, many of them inquiring about the possibility of a movie adaptation of her book! She recently answered a few questions of ours about her Goodreads activity and what tips she can share with other authors about marketing books on Goodreads.
Creating a Character
NOTE: This is an odd one. Author Lee Child writes about how he created the character of Jack Reacher. It runs 11 pages inside his book Killing Floor.
Click Here and then "Go Inside" the book and scroll down to his 11-page explanation of how he started writing and how he developed his character.
How could I read more books?
Agatha Christie read 200 books every year, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets through a book a fortnight. President Theodore Roosevelt read a book a day, and increased this to two or three when he had a quiet night. But how can mere mortals get through more?
January issue of WritingRaw.com is now online. Stop in and discover a new and emerging voice in fiction, poetry, and various other writings. Or read a book review... Between the Sheets is one of our most popular columns.
The Future of the Humanities: Reading
At a used bookshop, ... experience of browsing is hard to replicate online. Human beings are tactile creatures, and we find ourselves drawn to things we can touch and handle. What's more, in this instance, screens are slower. Your eyes can dart down a row of books faster than your smartphone can display titles. If brick-and-mortar bookshops utterly disappear, we run the risk of losing familiarity with huge swathes of older fiction and nonfiction.
Writers, We Need To Stop Saying This
Ready to hear the most destructive thing writers say to each other? Here it is…"Writers write." Seems simple. How on earth could anyone feel like a sack of mucus drowned by pond scum after hearing those two words? Let me explain....
J.H. Moncrieff courtesy of Publetariat
Signing Away Your Rights: Arbitration Clauses In Book Contracts
— Writer Beware
Revenge: A Cold Dish, Never Served
What motivates you to write? Are you driven to write by an inner fire, or do you write because it pays the bills? Or are you living the worst-case scenario, writing to prove your worth and skill to someone who once doubted your capability?
— ASJA Weekly
Tear down those paywalls!
The newspaper publishers who put paywalls on their websites in the last few years should declare victory and tear them down before the barriers become more trouble than they are worth.