Is Your Book Idea Good Enough?
We've all doubted whether our novel ideas are enough, but I'm here to tell you that yes, it is, because all it needs to do is exist!This week's action step:Just... start writing. I know it's hard, but you can't polish something you don't have. Get the first draft written and worry about infusing ...
7 YA Tropes That Bore Literary Agents - KIDPRESSROOM
By Grace VanKirk How many tropes does it take to ruin a book? A trope is a plot device, theme, character arc, or other storytelling element that has become formulaic through repeated use. While tropes are useful to define the characteristics of a genre, they can also become tired
Picture Books: Story vs Illustration, Which is Most Important?
Is a story or illustration more important to a picture book? For me, the answer is largely semantic.Most creators would agree that story is the most important element to a picture book. #IllustrationTips #WritingTips #KidLit
Create Killer Character Goals | Golden May Editing
Create Killer Character Goals | Your protagonist needs both internal and external goals they’re prepared to fight tooth and nail to get. #writingtips #writingadvice #characterdevelopment #charactergoals #amwriting
If I'm Planning For a "Lunch Date," When Should I Upload My Book?
So. You've been prepping and planning for your launch. Now, the question is "when can I finally see this out in the world?" The answer is sooner than you'd think. When working with printed books, both hardback and paperback, it's best to upload your book a month before your launch date. The e-book should be uploaded a week before the launch date. Both of these need to be uploaded so far in advance to make sure everything runs smoothly.
The Book Marketing Strategy That Will Grow Your Business
A book can and will help you expand your audience, getting more eyes on your business. However, it is entirely possible to launch a self published book and have no one notice. So you have to market the book you're using to market your business. This includes optimizing key word searches, contacting those with other platforms and audiences to discuss your book, and making SURE your current audience knows of your book and get them hyped to consume it.
Do you have a thousand questions about publishing and marketing a book? - Paper Raven Books
Do you have questions about publishing and marketing a book? Check out this post to learn why you should focus on the writing first. Click through to learn more! #publishingquestions #bookmarketing #writeabook #writingadvice | publishing | self-publishing
Writer's Parachute: Helpful Links for Writers
Writing fiction is like jumping out of a plane. It's all about the preparation. That's the part we can control. The parachute may open slow or fast, but if we've put in the work, it should open. Likewise, the more writing tools and resources we use, the better we get at using them, the better chance our story will have once we release it out into the world.
Writing With Purpose
Strengthen your creative process by learning to study literature and poetry. When you discover why professionals do certain things, you will move from the realm of imitation to creation. #WritingTips
How to Build a Powerful Journal Writing Habit
Do you want to start journaling? Journal writing is one of the most important tools you use to reflect on the present and plan for the future.
Uncover Your Writer's Voice
Take yourself on retreat with our 30-page at-home workshop workbook. Get up close and personal with the fearless writer within and find out what she wants for the both of you. Discover exactly how to empower yourself as a writer so that you become unstoppable. Never know writer’s block again. About: ways to improve writing skills, book writing tips, how to become a professional writer, writing inspiration & ideas, mindset is everything motivation, tips for writers
How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome as a Writer
How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome as a Writer | Savannah Gilbo - Do you struggle with imposter syndrome? Does imposter syndrome prevent you from finishing your book? If so, check out this blog post where I walk you through three strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome so that you can finish your draft and publish your story. Other writing tips included, too! #amwriting #writingtips #writingcommunity
The Demons You'll Face When Writing (and How to Keep Writing)
While writing you might feel like you're constantly haunted by the demons of insecurities that eat at you. All this fear can make it easy to become unable move forward; however, you have to continue pushing forward. Ultimately the more you care about the project, the more anxiety you will have about it. So you must push onwards to outrun the anxiety and focus on how much this means to you care about what you're putting into the world.
Writer's Block Doesn't Exist. These 3 Issues Keep You From Writing.
The truth is that writer's block isn't real. Or to be more precise, it's a term used to explain or excuse real issues that are preventing you from writing. Writing can be difficult, but not because of writer's block. You have to actually root out the source of what's preventing you from actually finishing your book.