Writer’s Tips – #Canva Animation, #BookBub, KDP Tools, Famous Writer Advice, Slash Your #Wordcount

Welcome to the July issue of Writer’s Tips. In this edition we have tips on animation text for Canva, Lessons for Authors, How to Slash your Wordcount, Why some writers quit writing, and the new KDP tool for authors, and tips for promoting on BookBub.

 

Natalie Ducey is back with another fab tutorial on how to animate text using Canva

https://natalieducey.com/2021/06/29/how-to-create-animated-typewriter-text-in-canva-for-free/

 

How to be an Everyday Star Writer, and advice from famous writers, by Ruth Harris at the blog of Anne R. Allen

How to be an Everyday Star: Lessons From 4 Famous Authors

 

Fantasy author Diana Peach shares her experience with promoting her books on BookBub

https://mythsofthemirror.com/2021/07/14/my-bookbub-experience-and-a-few-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-87956

 

Kathy Steinemann with Part 7 of her Slash Your Word Count series

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/word-count-7/#comment-9653

 

Jacqui Murray at Worddreams with some valid examples of writing that may deter readers to continue reading

https://worddreams.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/iwsg-july-4/

 

Just a couple days ago (around July 12 – July 14, 2021), KDP added a new marketing tool to the KDP interface. It’s called A+ Content. It’s NOW available to KDP users. You can access the feature from a couple different places from within your KDP dashboard

KDP Has Added A New Marketing Tool, It’s Called A+ Content!

 

Here is the direct page to Amazon’s KDP new author tool

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G8EP5W6H9CY7T8GS#marketplaces

 

I hope you enjoyed and found something useful from this edition of Writer’s Tips.

 

©DGKaye2021

 

 

 

Writer’s Tips – Action Writing- Apple Books for PC- Self-Hosted Blogs and More!

Welcome to this edition of Writer’s Tips. I’ve come across a wealth of insightful articles these past few weeks that I’m happy to share here for writers and bloggers. In today’s curated articles there’s a plethora of information on everything from better writing tips, publishing with Apple books news, onlines tools for free, self-hosting vs. WordPress.com, editing tips, and how to get more viewers for Youtube. Also, Harmony Kent has been running a series at The Story Empire with a detailed description on how to load our books on the Amazon platform. Check it out!

 

Author Meghan Ward is guest writer at the blog of Anne R. Allen sharing a wealth of tips of how to keep the action alive in our writing.

Is Your Story Getting Lazy? 5 Ways to Improve the Action in Your Story

 

David Gaughran demonstrates how to publish with the new Apple Books for Authors now available for PC.

https://davidgaughran.com/2020/05/08/apple-books-for-authors-launches-pc/#more-8629

 

Nicholas Rossis is sharing some great online tools for writers.

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/05/29/free-content-creation-online-tools/

 

Also from Nicholas Rossis- a free tool – the Amazon Book Description Generator!

https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/free-amazon-book-description-generator/

 

 

Jessica Norrie is sharing some great editing tips on how to de-clutter our writing.

https://jessicanorrie.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/declutter-your-writing-advice-from-a-hoarder/comment-page-1/?unapproved=2159&moderation-hash=1c0a7d73171fdafd27958ffc9dc5ac22#comment-2159

 

Natalie Ducey has another informative post on the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress self-hosting and what’s involved.

https://natalieducey.com/2020/05/26/wordpress-com-or-wordpress-org/

 

Janice Wald of MostlyBlogging.com has an excellent article on what’s involved to get noticed on Youtube.

https://www.mostlyblogging.com/not-getting-views-on-youtube/#comment-80266

 

Last, and far from the least, Harmony Kent has a writer’s help series at the Story Empire where you will find all the links to each article in-depth on how to publish on Amazon. Below find the first part of the series:

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/how-to-publish-with-kdp-part-one/

 

 

I hope you find these articles as helpful as I do, and I suggest saving what is relevant to you in folders for easy access.

 

©DGKaye