January 2022 – First Edition of Writer’s Tips

Welcome to my January Writer’s Tips. In this month’s edition of posts I hand picked from my reading trails, I’ve found some informative articles for writers from authors, Natalie Ducey – how to add weblinks on #Instagram, publishing predictions for 2022 by agent Laurie McLean at the blog of Anne R. Allen, ideas for promoting sequels on #Bookbub, book promotion blunders by Kathy Steinemann, and, how to use dashes in fiction by Louise Harnby.

Natalie Ducey has a helpful tutorial on how to add weblinks on #Instagram

Anne R. Allen, guest writer, agent Laurie McLean shares her predictions for the publishing world 2022

12 Clever ideas for promoting sequels on Bookbub

Fiction editor and proofreader, Louise Harnby shares, how to use dashes in fiction for both U.S. and U.K.


Ten Book Promotion blunders authors make by Kathy Steinemann



70 thoughts on “January 2022 – First Edition of Writer’s Tips

      1. I think I’m going to cancel my one trip to see the grandkids in February and go in March for the little one’s 2nd birthday. I just read that the Omicron is twice as contagious as Delta and four times as bad as the original virus.
        How I wish we’ll be back to the time before the craziness! ❀ πŸ™‚
        I tried to book a trip to Banff. The hotels and travel sites are getting smart. Travel sites only give me two weeks for free cancelation and hotels give me nonrefundable reservations. We don't have too much hope for traveling.
        You have a better reason to go to Mexico, just have to snatch the chance when it opens. ❀ πŸ™‚

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      2. Thanks Miriam. And, I’m not sure where you’re looking at hotels, but make sure you find one with 24-48 hour free cancellation! No refund is unheard of, especially in this era! Good luck! ❀


      3. Usually, booking.com and alike let me cancel up to 24 hours before check in. Not anymore. Even if hotels give me 24-48 hours free cancellation, it’s not enough under current situation. Last year, I booked 6 months advance and still can cancel it three months later.

        I’ll wait for the booking even if I have to pay more! πŸ’–

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      4. Wow! I used booking dot com last summer to book a hotel up in cottage country. I booked it 4 days, then met up with friends there on first day who live there and invited me to stay with them, so I cancelled on first day for the rest of the days, no problem.


  1. Thank you very much for these tips Debby. I just went down the rabbit hole reading Laurie McLean’s post and Anne Allen’s site where I learned she is a contributor to the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, which I Googled and well, you get the drift haha. I’m very inspired to pursue some angles here.

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  2. Always something interesting to read in your tips posts, Deb. For me this time, it’s the BookBub article – how timely for my situation, thank you!
    And BTW, I know it was stressful for you moving the blog, but I’m so loving not having to wait forever for your site to load up, or jump through all the hoops to comment πŸ˜€

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