Writer’s Tips – Author’s Toolbox, Scams, Search Engines, Freelance Writing and More!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my Writing Tips edition. This is the first post I’m sharing of 2020 on tips this year since I was on a winter hiatus. I picked out some posts I found had great information along my blog and newsletter reading, and I think  all writers will find these posts helpful in some way. There’s always something in my tips that you may not need now, but more than likely you will need at some point in your writing career, so you may want to create a folder for yourself in your files or in an app file for future reference. I personally, have all my reference files in the Evernote app, in case you’re looking for a recommendation. (No, this isn’t a sponsored ad, just trying to be helfpful.)




Google Keep – a great note taking tool by Jacqui Murray (I use this on my phone. It comes in handy for making lists of things to remember.)




Anne R. Allen with some great information on Publishing Scams to beware of:

10 New Publishing Scams to Watch Out for in 2020



The Bookdesigner demonstrates how to use Amazon’s Search Engine

Amazon is a Search Engine–Make Your Book an Easy-to-Find Product



Deborah Jay has some terrific information on how to get our books in more categories




Anne R. Allen again, with great tips on how to write a good Query Letter

How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or Blogger



Janice Wald from Mostlyblogging.com sharing some freelance writing websites




Doris Heilmann of 111 Publishing offers some interesting tips on how to get more exposure for our books

Sweepstakes: Getting Your Book Message Viral



Nicholas Rossis has an excellent share for creating your  Online Signature for documents you have to send back signed



I hope you find these tips as helpful as I have.




31 thoughts on “Writer’s Tips – Author’s Toolbox, Scams, Search Engines, Freelance Writing and More!

    1. Thanks Pete. That app comes in handy, especially for lists. I keep a list of my hub’s meds on it, so anytime we’re asked at hospital or new doc appointment, I have the list handy. 🙂


  1. Outstanding! I have multiple folders, by category, for all the tips I see from you and everybody else out there happy to share them! Yes, some I don’t need now but foreseeable use in the future. Only a few here and there that aren’t a fit for me. Thanks, as always! 🙂


  2. Fantastic collection of links, Debby. As usual, I found at least four of them that I want to follow up on. And I’ve got the time, right? Thanks for these writers’ tips. They’re great. 🙂


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