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.

https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-use-dashes-in-fiction-dashes-uk-and-us-style

Ten Book Promotion blunders authors make by Kathy Steinemann

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/promotion/#comment-10817

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Writer’s Tips – December Edition – #Twitter Pinned Tweets, #Editing, Kindlepreneur, #Canva

Welcome to my December edition of Writer’s Tips. In this last edition for 2021, I’m sharing some great information and tools to help with creating social media posts, QR codes for books, Twitter, and editing tips.

Hugh Roberts demonstrates why every blogger should be using the ‘pinned tweet’ option on Twitter, also, how to draft a blog post

Source: Pinned Tweets: Why Every Blogger Should Have One To Help Drive Traffic To Their Blog – Hugh’s Views & News  

Stevie Turner alerted me to this great share from the Kindlepreneur – Create a QR code for your books!

https://kindlepreneur.com/qr-code-generator-for-authors/

Great detailed post on revisions and editing our books before they go to the editor by Vivian Zabel, guest writing at Nowastedink with Wendy Van Camp

Natalie Ducie is back with a new tutorial – How to add text into our Canva images

From the Bookdesigner – How to create an Index for your book and why you need to

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November Writer’s Tips – Gutenberg Block Editor, Deadly #Writer Sins, Online Safety, and More!

Welcome to November edition of Writer’s Tips where I scan the web in my reading travels and discover some worthy posts helpful to writers. In this post we’re covering, reusable blocks in the new editor, online privacy, avoiding four deadly writer sins, blog traffic, New! KDP Hardcovers, 5 Indie mistakes that could cost authors book sales, Audio books, and Pinterest for book marketing.

 

 

Hugh Roberts our resident Block Editor Guru is showing us how to create a ‘reusable’ block you can add ready made to any post and How to Increase Blog Traffic

Are You Using This Little Known About Block That Helps Promote Your Blog? – Hugh’s Views & News  

 

 

Are You Struggling To Get People To Your Blog? These 7 Free Methods Will Help

 

 

Tech Teacher and author, Jacqui Murrary is sharing great tips on how to stay online safely

https://worddreams.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/lon-ta-6-ways-for-writers-to-protect-their-online-privacy/

 

 

Four Deadly Writer Sins and How to Avoid them, by Ruth Harris at the blog of Anne R. Allen. 5 Indie Author Mistakes that could lose you Book Sales by Tech Author, Barb Drozdowich at the blog of Anne R. Allen and the benefits of creating audio books by William Hahn, guest writer at the blog of Anne R. Allen

5 Indie Author Mistakes That Can Tank Book Sales

 

 

4 Deadly Writer Sins—and How to Avoid Them. Plus a Top-Secret Pro Tip for Writing a Book Readers Can’t Put Down

 

 

The Things I’ve Heard: Confessions of an Audiobook Narrator

 

 

Nicholas Rossis shares the announcement that Amazon KDP is now producing Hardcovers for Indie books

https://nicholasrossis.me/2021/10/09/hardcover-books-on-kdp/#comment-365780

 

 

Jan Sykes at the Story Empire shares what she’s learned from advertising books on Pinterest

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2021/10/18/mktg-part-6-pinterest-socialmediamarketing-pinterest/comment-page-1/#comment-151838

 

 

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Writer’s Tips – #Facebook Woes, Building #ARC Review Teams, #BookBub, Author Branding

Welcome to my August edition of collaborated links full of Writer’s Tips and great promotional ideas for authors. In this edition – Facebook Woes, Building an Arc review team, Slashing your word count, how to use BookBub effectively, branding your blog, and how to get the most out of your Amazon author pages.

 

 

Kathy Steinemann wrote an excellent post on Facebook woes – When Facebook AI Runs Awry. As many of us writers have experienced Facebook woes, Kathy shares her experience and links to contacting the ‘elusive’ Facebook. Check out Kathy’s new author page she created since Facebook would no longer let her into her page.

 

Source: When Facebook AI Runs Awry, Oh My!

 

 

 

Anne R. Allen with an article on how Amazon and BookBub will help us sell our books FREE

 

How Amazon and Bookbub Will Help You Sell Books–FREE

 

 

Sally Cronin with Part 2 on her Smorgasbord Marketing and PR series for authors – Branding your blog and your writing

 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-podcast-book-marketing-and-pr-for-authors-branding-your-blog-or-your-writing-by-sally-cronin/

 

 

The Kindlepreneur, Dave Chesson is back with another article at Anne R. Allen’s blog – How to build an ARC review team for a booklaunch

 

How to Build an ARC Review Team for your Book Launch

 

 

Kathy Steinemann with another article on her series – How to Slash Your Word Count

 

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/word-count-9/#comment-9897

 

 

Getting the most from your Amazon author page

 

https://www.amarketingexpert.com/2021/06/15/the-best-book-marketing-strategies-for-amazon-author-central/

 

There’s something for everyone here so I hope you enjoy!

 

©DGKaye2021

 

Writer’s Tips – Tool Rocket, Publishing #Scams, Word Slash, #Stylesheets, #Blogging Tips

Welcome to June edition of Writer’s Tips. It’s an exceptionally crazy time for me right now in the middle of getting ready to moving madness. But I’ve managed to capture a few posts that stood out to me in my short travels along blogland. I hope you bloggers and authors all find something of interest here today. Hugh Roberts, Kathy Steinemann, Sally Cronin, Nicholas Rossis and Anne R Allen’s blogs are always filled with valuable information. I also came across an interesting new social platform – Clubhouse, an interesting new medium where we can be heard without being seen. Check it out!

 

Sally Cronin has a new series at her Smorgasbord Invitation, helping authors get the best exposure for their books and themselves in her Public Relations series for authors. Visit the post to find the others in the series

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/06/14/smorgasbord-public-relations-for-authors-part-three-hitting-the-red-carpet-by-sally-cronin/

 

Hugh Roberts the blogging guru with 7 Methods to get more Readership for your Blogs

https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2021/05/17/these-7-methods-will-help-get-more-readers-to-your-blog/

 

Kathy Steinemann has a new word series – How to Slash your Word Count, Part 1

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/word-count/#comment-8590

 

Nicholas Rossis shares a great tool to convert PDFs, Tool Rocket

https://nicholasrossis.me/2021/04/02/toolrocket-a-free-pdf-converter/

 

Anne R. Allen with a great heads up on how to detect publishing scams – Friends Don’t let Friends fall for Publishing Scams

Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall for Publishing Scams: Look for These Tell-Tale Signs

 

And, a double-header today from Anne R. Allen’s, featuring this article by Ruth Harris – Everything you want to know about Style Sheets and Guides but were afraid to ask

Style Sheets, Style Guides, and Writing Style: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

 

Have any of you heard of Clubhouse? This new social app offers another medium for people to connect.

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-use-clubhouse

 

I hope you all enjoy this edition of Writer’s Tips. 

 

©DGKaye2021

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Tips – #NovelWriting, #Blogs to #Podcast, Making #Videos with #Canva and More!

 

This edition of Writer’s Tips is chock full of great posts from fellow writers on everything related to writing stories. Also included are two fantastic ‘how to’ posts on how to turn our blog posts into podcasts, and how to create videos by using Canva.

 

How to write the best titles for blog posts that attract attention from the SEO machines by Hugh Roberts

https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2021/01/25/how-to-write-the-perfect-titles-for-all-your-blog-posts-bloggingtips/comment-page-1/?unapproved=109549&moderation-hash=e4c0f7a18b013af7e07b8976de63d66e#comment-109549

 

How to make your novel standout in a crowd of books by Deborah Jay

https://deborahjayauthor.com/2021/02/01/how-do-you-make-your-novel-stand-out-from-the-crowd-bookmarketing/comment-page-1/#comment-35182

 

7 Easy tips to craft a story – Nicholas Rossis

https://nicholasrossis.me/2021/02/05/7-easy-tips-to-craft-the-perfect-story/#comment-253640

 

How to make a video with Canva, by Harmony Kent at the Story Empire

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/how-to-make-a-video-using-canva/comment-page-1/#comment-133096

 

Jan Sykes shared a fabulous, informative post on WordPress’s capability to turn out blogs into podcasts!

https://jansikesblog.com/2021/03/05/a-new-wordpress-discovery-anchor-podcasts/comment-page-1/#comment-157053

 

Five Common Beginning Writer Storyteller Mistakes by Anne R. Allen

Five Common Beginning Writer Storytelling Mistakes

 

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#Writers Tips – #Publishing Scams, Future of Self-Publishing, #Bookbub Profitability?

Welcome to a new edition of Writers Tips. In this collection, I’ve curated some helpful articles particularly geared to authors – Best sites for authors to promote their books on, publishing scams to beware of, predictions for the publishing future and a comprehensive lowdown on the profitability of paying for a Bookbub ad.

 

Agent, Laurie McLean, guest feature at the blog of Anne R. Allen, sharing her predictions for the publishing industry in 2021.

Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021

 

Also, on the blog of Anne R. Allen, Anne shares the new 2021 publishing scams going on – including phishing scammers stealing manuscripts!

Publishing Scammers to Watch Out for in 2021

 

Author Deborah Jay, generously shares her advertising endeavor with Bookbub and shares why the exorbitant ad costs are worth it.

https://deborahjayauthor.com/2021/01/11/bookbub-featured-deal-final-analysis/comment-page-1/#comment-32696

 

Pioneer Indie Author David Gaughran shares a comprehensive list of the best book sites to advertise our books on. (check this isn’t in last edition)

https://davidgaughran.com/best-promo-sites-books/

 

Six different bios every author needs by Nate Hoffleder guesting at the blog of Anne R. Allen.

The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs

 

Nicholas Rossis with 5 tips to improve our Linkedin profiles.

https://nicholasrossis.me/2021/02/03/5-tips-to-improve-your-linkedin-profile/

 

I hope you enjoy these excellent helpful articles, and don’t forget to file them away for those days they are relevant to your work, for easy access.

 

9 Year Anniversary Achievement

 

WordPress let me know today is my 9th year blogging anniversary. Where did the years go?

 

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

©DGKaye2021

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Writer’s Tips – Book Trailers, #BookBub Ads, Book Covers, Plot Twist!

Welcome to my first edition of Writer’s Tips for 2021. I’ve had lots of time to read and curate some terrific articles from writers, bloggers, editors and publishers all encompassing helpful tips for Indies and Bloggers – marketing tips, book covers, editing, #Bookbub tips and more!

 

From the blog of Anne R. Allen – Tips on making book covers look professional

5 Tell-Tale Signs of an Amateur Self-Published Book

 

Kathy Steineman on how to cut unnecessary filter words

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/basically/#comment-8060

 

Diane Tibert (aka McGyver) on her Self-Publishing series from Scratch, how to and why you should have a Website

https://dianetibert.com/2020/12/29/self-publishing-from-scratch-article-4/

 

Sally Cronin is sharing some easy to absorb, helpful tips for using Twitter

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/28/smorgasbord-cafe-and-bookstore-newauthor-marketing-tips-making-the-most-of-twitter-by-sally-cronin/

 

Nicholas Rossis with a helpful tool to create book trailers

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/12/01/recordcast-a-free-tool-to-create-your-book-trailer/

 

Ruth Harris on the blog of Anne R. Allen with a succinct list of apps and tools to design your own book covers

DIY Book Covers Have Come a Long Way — How to Create Professional-Quality Covers with Design Apps.

 

From the Writing Cooperative – What should I look for when editing my own writing?

https://writingcooperative.com/editors-explain-what-should-i-look-for-when-editing-my-own-writing-a06d5d975bf0

 

Best BookBub Ads from 2020 – What sells?

The Best BookBub Ads of 2020

 

Five Crucial Tips for Writing Plot Twists – Nicholas Rossis

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/12/09/5-crucial-tips-for-writing-plot-twists/

 

How to animate your book covers by Harmony Kent at the Story Empire

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/how-to-animate-your-book-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-129406

 

Well, those are a lot of links, but as I know, there is something for everyone, and I know I am grateful for those in our community who share such helpful information. I can’t help but pass on the goodies. Enjoy!

 

©DGKaye2020

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