Wednesday, August 09, 2017

#Writing Wednesday - August 9th 2017

I was a guest in Sally's Cafe And Bookstore yesterday (August 8th 2017). If you want to read the post, you can do so by clicking here.

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So, you want to be a writer? This post will help you get started.

Are you already a writer, but struggling with writers' block? Hmmm... Maybe! But, you see, here's the thing about writers' block. So, I'll ask again... Are you struggling with writers' block? Yeah, that's what I thought... If you're losing momentum - snap out of it! If, on the other hand, you're just lacking inspiration, here's a post containing a couple of ideas for figuring out what you're book's going to be about.

Either way, when you've written something, you'll need to do some revisions. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're something you'll have to do. So, here are some important things to consider during revision. Also, don't forget the importance of historical research for writers. This is especially important if you're writing historical fiction, but checking your facts is a good idea regardless of the genre you write in. Yes, even fantasy writers need to consider doing a little research.

Next, here's a post containing some tips on creating compelling characters.

Oh, and... If you don't want to write under your real name, here's some advice on how to choose and set up a pen name.

Regardless of the name you write under though, this post gives some advice on knowing your social media audience.

By the way, does part of your marketing plan involve public appearances? Then take a look at these three steps to crafting your public persona for an author speaking engagement.

Finally, here's a note for readers on how to help an author... Just in case you're unsure, or need reminding. Reviews help authors a lot, and knowing people are reading our stories - or poems - makes us happy!

2 comments:

Danielle L Zecher said...

As always, thank you for taking the time to share so many great links with us. They're very much appreciated.

Victoria Zigler said...

Danielle:
My pleasure! :)