Writer’s Tips – January Edition – #Writing Solo Life, Fonts, Writing the End, Author Bio, #Blogging Tips

Welcome to my new year of Writer’s Tips. In this edition, Ruth Harris talks about 13 Ways to Drive a Writer Crazy; Anne R. Allen’s blog, guest writer, Jessica Bell, talks about Choosing Proper Fonts for Book Covers; Sally Cronin is rewinding her Public Relations for Authors series, – the importance of an Author picture. Hugh Roberts with a great list of 7 Ways to Clean up our Blogs for the New Year; Diana Peach, writing for the Story Empire has a helpful post for writers – Writing the End; Ruth Harris shares 6 Writing Tips from Famous Authors; Diana Urban at Bookbub shares various examples of Writing Your Author Bio.

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Entertaining post from Ruth Harris at the blog of Anne R. Allen about the concept of writing, and how many outsiders have no clue what goes into writing – including friends and family.

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Jessica Bell guest writer at the blog of Anne R. Allen’s blog – Using the right Fonts on your Book Covers

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Sally Cronin’s, Smorgasbord Public Relations for Authors Series – The importance of an Author Profile Picture and How to Create one

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Hugh Roberts with 7 ideas to clean up our blogs

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Diana Peach featured at the Story Empire, shares a post about different types of endings for books, Part II

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Ruth Harris at the Blog of Anne R. Allen, shares 6 great tips on Writing from Professional Authors

From Bookbub Insights, Diana Urban shares 20 Examples on how to Write Your Author Bio

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Writer’s Tips, December Edition – Books, Blogging and Writing Tips, Scams

Welcome to my December curated Writer’s Tips. In this edition, once again blogger Hugh Roberts has another in-depth post on tips for bloggers – Seven things that scare bloggers. Author Ruth Harris writes about The importance of writing first lines for our books. A.C. Flory has some Amazon news for authors. Promoting your book later, after a launch, by Book Buzz, and Printing Scams on Amazon – authors beware by The Kindlepreneur, Anne R. Allen on Critiquing 101 – Ten Best Tips.

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Hugh Roberts with helpful tips for bloggers

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Ruth Harris at the blog of Anne R. Allen on tips for writing best first lines in books

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A.C Flory has an informative post about what Amazon is up to with author’s books not showing up

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Five Ways to Promote your book again after a launch, by Book Buzz

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Amazon Printing Press and Pricing Scams – what authors need to know by The Kindlepreneur

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Anne R. Allen with 10 Tips to being a good critiquer

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Writer’s Tips November Edition – WordPress Hacks, Writing Timelines, Creating Audio Books, Editing Tips, and Social Media

Welcome to November edition of my collaborated Writer’s Tips. Each month I share some of the blog posts I come across with helpful writing or blogging tips. This month, I found quite a few goodies most worthy to share to help bloggers. Hugh Roberts shares three helpful posts again for those of us using the block editor – how to center images and how to look for blocks you’ve previously used, and how to find common Gallery blocks in the WordPress editor. From the Story Empire, Joan Hall gives us tips for writing differing timelines in our books, and Beem Weeks explain the procedure for turning books into audio books. Editor, Anneli Purchase shares misused expressions that writers can get caught in. Natalie Ducey has a new tutorial on how to add a Subscribe Button to your WordPress blogs. Last, but not least, Sue Coletta gives an in-depth explanation for the value of authors using Tik Tok platform.

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Hugh Roberts on How to Center Captions and Images in the block editor

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Hugh Roberts shares how to access our most used blocks for easy setup

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How to find secret Gallery Blocks on WordPress

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From the Story Empire, Joan hall has a great article on writing Timelines

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From the Story Empire, Beem Weeks on Audio Books

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Anneli Purchase, Ten Misused Expressions for writers

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Natalie Ducey has a tutorial on How to Add A Subscribe button on WordPress

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Sue Coletta as Anne R. Allen’s guest writer on Tik Tok and why it’s beneficial for authors

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Writer’s Tips – October Edition – Cleaning up our Blogs, When to use Capitals, #Blogging Tips, #Writing Opening Chapters, #Amazon Glitches and More!

Welcome to October edition of collaborated Writer’s Tips. This month, author/blogger, Hugh Roberts is sharing how to clean up our blogs to get better SEO as well at 5 tips to get our blogs noticed. Author/blogger/editor, Anneli Purchase has an informative post with good reminders on when to capitalize words, author/blogger Anne R. Allen writes about toxic people who can stall our writing careers as well as another informative article on how to write great opening chapters. Also, thanks to Colleen Chesebro for finding and sharing another informative article from the Kindlepreneur about Amazon’s many glitches and why there are ‘price games’ going on with some author’s books.

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Hugh Roberts with tips on improving our blog visibility and reducing spam

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5 Powerful Blogging Tips from Hugh Roberts

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Anneli Purchase with a succinct post on which words need capitalizing and which don’t

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Anne R. Allen talks about Toxic People who can stall our writing careers

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Anne R. Allen on How to Write a Great Opening Chapter

https://annerallen.com/2022/10/write-great-opening-chapter/

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Jason Hamilton writing at the Kindlepreneur about Amazon book glitches

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Writer’s Tips, September Edition – Building Your Email List, Writing Chapter 1, Facebook Alternatives, #Copyrights, Writing Scams

Welcome to my September edition of Writer’s Tips. This month I have collected a few goodies to share with you. Diana Peach had a great article with tips on how to write a great first chapter that hooks the reader, at the Story Empire. Jan Sikes with another great share on how to grow your email list, also featured at the Story Empire. Blogging guru Hugh Roberts has some important tips to prevent your blogs from being stolen and/or plagiarized. Also, as I am truly tired of being a target and thrown into Fakebook jail, a friend shared this great page which offers #socialmedia alternatives to Fakebook, definitely worthy of taking a look at by James Spencer at Make A Website Hub. Anne R. Allen also has another great article – updates on new scams and warnings for writers.

Writing Chapter One – Tips

Greetings, Storytellers! Diana here today. I hope you’re all writing up a storm.

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2022/08/10/writing-chapter-one-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-162441

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Building an Email List

Hello SE’ers. It’s Jan again with another book marketing tip I hope you’ll find helpful.

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/mktg-18-building-an-email-list/comment-page-1/#comment-162440

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Facebook Alternatives 2022 – Social Networks That Won’t Sell Your Data

by Jamie Spencer

Protect your blogs and photos on your blogs by Hugh Roberts

How to protect your blog posts and photos by Hugh Roberts

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Scams and Warnings for Writers

Anne R. Allen with some updates for writers on new publishing scams and warnings for writers

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#Writers Tips – August Edition – #Prologues, Annoying #Book Quirks, New Platform for Author’s Books

Welcome to August Writer’s Tips. In this edition, Harmony Kent is at the Story Empire and is helping us recognize if a prologue for our books is necessary, John Howell also writes for the Story Empire and shares a great list of what turns off readers in a book, Stevie Turner recommended this site, Shepherd, where we authors can share our books and list comparable authors to our books.

Harmony Kent with Part 5 in her informative series about Writing Prologues and Backstory

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John Howell lets us know what things about books annoy readers

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How does it work? – Shepherd

Authors pick their 5 favorite books around a topic, theme, or mood they are passionate about, along with why they recommend each of those books. Then, we feature the author and one of their books alongside that list

https://shepherd.com/

https://forauthors.shepherd.com/

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May Writer’s Tips – #Copyrights, #Plagiarism, Book Matter and More!

Welcome to my May Writer’s Tips. I have collected some fantastic helpful articles in this past month. So as not to overwhelm, I’m going to break up this post under two different umbrellas. In this edition I’ve tailored this month’s discoveries to tips that specifically pertain to book writing and potential legal snags – how to find your writing voice, what constitutes plagiarism, penalties for using song lyrics in our writing, what to put in front matter of our books, and the importance of designating a social media executor.

The BookDesigner takes us through the definition and meaning of Voice in writing:

Janice Wald of Mostlyblogging.com talks about the 4 types of Plagiarism and the consequences in 2022

https://www.mostlyblogging.com/ethics-sentence/

Anne R. Allen has an informative article with great detail on why writers cannot use song lyrics in their writing, the permissions required, and the penalties of using them:

Anne R. Allen with another informative post explaining why writers need to appoint a Social Media Executor:

Bryn Donovan has a concise article on all that’s important and why for front matter of books for publishing:

Stay tuned for next month’s edition of Writer’s Tips where I’ll be sharing some articles with handy tips and some great tools for writers.

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Writer’s Tips, April Edition – Book Blurbs, Trailers, BookBub, Canva, Formatting, More!

Welcome to my first post of the year of my collaborated Writer’s Tips. I’ve collected and saved a few of these posts as I came across them while I was away, and I know many of you will find something helpful here for writing, publishing, and/or marketing. From advice on writing the blurb, through some wonderful Canva tutorials to publshing updates and more, there’s something helpful for all writers here.

D.L. Finn at the Story Empire on Writing the Blurb Source:

WRITING BOOK BLURBS | Story Empire

Creating an Instagram story, How to Edit PDF docs in Canva, and how to Creat Page Turn Animation by Natalie Ducey Smith

How to edit PDF documents in Canva

Page turn animation in Canva

The Bookdesigner on making Book Trailers

Four ways the publishing business is changing on Amazon

7 Steps to formatting your books by Deborah Jay

Jan Sikes shares some great Marketing with BookBub Ads info

Great Punctuation Guide by The Bookdesigner

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