Wednesday, January 18, 2017
#Writing Wednesday - January 18th 2017
Hey, guess what? "Ulrike's Christmas" is now available in paperback!
I hadn't expected to be announcing this until at least next week, since the combination of several non-business days because of Christmas, the New Year, and the handful of bank holidays they insist on having around those dates, combined with the postal strikes around Christmas, made me think there would be more of a delay in the proof arriving than there was. But I'm not complaining.
Anyway, you can buy it from CreateSpace and Amazon already, and will soon be able to buy it from the other places that carry my paperback books too, such as Barnes & Noble, etc. If you click on the book's title in the first paragraph of this post, it will take you to where you can buy it directly from CreateSpace. Alternatively, you can search for it on your prefered Amazon site, or wait for it to become available on Barnes & Noble, or request that your favourite bookstore or library order a copy (if they're one of those who will order books published through CreateSpace).
Are you an author too? Are you on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you may want to take a look at these tips on how to get real on social media, and these on connecting with readers. These are tips I'm trying to follow myself. I'm good about the retweeting/sharing parts, and I'm getting in the habit of using hashtags, but need to work on the part where I just post random stuff from my day so people can connect with me as a person. It's not that I don't want to do it, it's that I either get busy and forget, or I feel like I have nothing to say that will seem interesting to people. Most often it's the latter, to be honest. I mean, are comments about the weather and what I had for breakfast really interesting to my followers?
Whether you're on social media or not, if you're a writer who finds you're struggling to finish the first draft of your current writing project, you might want to take a look at these tips for finishing off that first draft.
Alternatively, if your trouble is finding ideas, and your excuse for struggling to find them is being busy with work or other commitments, check out this post about how to STORYSTORM while you work.
Regardless of your progress in your current writing project, however, you may find this post about how to create unforgettable characters worth reading. Plus, this post containing tips for forging a hero group is a useful one to read if your story contains a group of characters who need to work together. Oh, and speaking of when you have a group of characters, here's a great post that will help you out with making sure there's a job for everyone in the party.
That's all for today... Until next time... Stay safe and warm!