How an Act of Creative Kindness Can Turn Around a Bad Writing Day #MondayBlogs #Writers

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Acts of creative kindness can be really powerful. They are great to receive but the feeling you get from helping another troubled creative soul is pretty special.

I recently experienced a bad writing day. It didn’t start well and turned into a day of battling against negativity and self-doubt. So I took immediate action. I stuffed some chocolate into my mouth, drew some dark shadowy figures in my diary, sulked on the loo and had a strong coffee.

I managed to recover some of the day, but I still wasn’t feeling the creative love. Half of me wanted to write the day off as a ‘bad day’ and just forget it.

Then I received a cry for help from one of my creative friends, who was struggling to make sense of a project. She was lost in the detail and desperately needed a fresh pair of eyes…

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Dog Bone Soup #BookReviews @BetteAStevens

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  • Title: Dog Bone Soup
  • Author: Bette A. Stevens
  • Print Length: 216
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2015
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Formats:  Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Historical Fiction

From the Author:

I love to walk and enjoy nature’s beauty, whether at home or on the go. I’m passionate about the beauty in the world around me and enjoy jotting down notes and composing short poems. The coast is one of my favorite places to relax. I’m a nature collector: everything from seashells to birds’ nests. When I was teaching, these treasures filled my classroom and provided inspiration for reading, writing, and research. It was hands-on fun and excitement and I enjoyed every moment spent learning with, from and about my students. One thing I learned is that many children don’t have an adult to read to them or listen to them read and talk about those books…

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Should Your Characters Be Celebrities?

A Writer's Path

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by Christopher Slater

I’m sure that anyone reading this is aware of the importance of characters in a story. A writer can come up with the most imaginative and mind-blowing storyline that the world has ever seen, but if you don’t have characters that the reader feels a connection to and shares an interest in, then your story will fall flat and not find an audience.

So how do you do this? How can you make your characters someone that your readers will want to follow? How do you make them someone that your readers will remain curious about?

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#amwriting: making your fan page useful

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My Writing LifeIn 2011, when I first began this crazy journey, I was advised to create a professional Facebook page. Whether you are an Indie or are traditionally published you will be responsible for putting your own social media into place, as in this world, no one will do it for you. You don’t get a personal assistant and a publicist when you get that first book deal, so you may as well get on with doing these things yourself.

For my blog post on how to make a professional Facebook fan page, click here: Building the BrandToday we will talk about making it work better for you, with only a small amount of effort on your part.

While I had to sever my relationship with my first publisher, that was the first of two important, things he told me. (The second was to blog regularly—which also was good…

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Starting out as an indie author: Where to promote a 99c eBook sale

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Starting out as an indie author

Here are some of the sites I’ve found that will promote 99c sale ebooks. Most of them are ones I use myself. I’ve left out a number of sites that have no information on followers or subscribers, as well as those that tend to get bad marks from the indie writers on KBoards. Even so, that’s no guarantee that all of these sites will be effective. I suspect a lot has to do with genre, since sites that work for me get panned by other writers, while sites other writers swear by have been a washout for me. So remember, YMMV.

Free

Books on the Knob

Bargain Booksy (Free and paid)

Bookscream

Read Free.ly

Addicted to eBooks
– Not specifically a sale site. Here, you need to list your book’s regular price, but the listing is free.

Booklover’s Heaven
– For sale books priced at 3.99 or below. Requires 10…

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90 sites to advertise your book

James Calbraith

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As far as I’m aware, this is the most comprehensive list of book promo sites anywhere on the internet. The list was compiled from various online sources, most notably – Rachelle’s Window (go there and thank her!🙂 she also lists Alexa rankings for the sites) and my own research. As of updating this on April 17th 2016, all the links below are working. Note that I can’t guarantee that the sites themselves are still working, that the forms lead anywhere, or that you will actually get anything for your money.

Majority of these sites advertise books when they’re free, as part of KDP Select or Smashword promo. If you want to promote a paid book, you usually need to pay extra.

Don’t forget you can also promote your tweets and Facebook posts on Twitter and Facebook, though that is known to be not very effective unless you know…

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Book Launch: Multi-Author Anthology – “Wandering Spirits II”

HELP!!! Need help with this promotion. Would you be willing to post or reblog the post below? Just click on the source link. I will be in your debt.🙂

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Wandering Spirits II

Mark your calendars for the NEW RELEASE of Wandering Spirits II by authors Kim Cox, Elizabeth Delisi, Chris Grover, Sheryl Hames Torres, and Maureen McMahon. The official release date is October 1, 2016, and can be obtained in both eBook and paperback.

Wandering Spirits II is available for pre-order NOW at the following locations:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1156220164
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wandering-spirits-ii-kim-cox/1124650369
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/wandering-spirits-ii

Kindle CoverGET OUT OR DIE by Kim Cox
When Lana Malloy helps a young widow communicate with her late husband, she learns of a frightening new ability — an ability that could give the spirit the upper hand. Knowing this next case will be more difficult than anything she’s ever faced, Lana struggles for control when she encounters an angry ghost who doesn’t want to leave and who doesn’t want the occupants of the house to stay. Does she have other abilities she can rely on to save her?

LUCIFER’S LAST LAUGH by Elizabeth…

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