Weekly List of Helpful Links for Writers – Backing Up

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This Week’s Discoveries of Writer’s Links

Tips for Writers



We’ve all heard it many times – Backup your work! Here’s an informative article from Standout Books, one of my favorite websites for tips for writers. Great ideas and how tos to backup your work.

How To Back Up Your Work Like An Author


Do you get stuck between passive and active voice? Check out this excellent post by author/editor Kate Johnston on strengthening your writing with active voice. Visit Kate on her new blog too! KateJohnstonAuthor.com


Why Active Voice Strengthens Writing


Interested in learning about some good places to advertise your books? Check out this post from BookBaby and find out the cost.



Are you concerned about your books being pirated? Check out these solutions from Selfpublishingrelief.com

There are sites to help you keep track of your pirated books. Blasty is one of the best, which I’ve written a few posts about how it works with Google doing the search and desist and removals for us. If you’re interested in using this service (and why wouldn’t you be?) please sign up through the link provided through my post HERE.

What To Do If Your Self-Published Novel Is Pirated Online | Self-Publishing Relief


Interested in turning your blogs into video? I know I’ll be looking into this in more detail in the coming months. Here’s an informative article from the Social Media Examiner offering detailed steps to put a video blog together.

How to Easily Create Videos From Blog Posts

I hope you enjoyed this post and found something of interest in one or more of these helpful links for writers.

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  1. Great tips! Will share on my Friday Roundup.

    1. Awesome! Thanks Stevie! 🙂

  2. A good list. I love backing up. I’m nuts about it so I had to read that one. And creating videos from blog posts–videos are such a popular method of communicating, that one caught my attention right away.

    1. ThanksJacqui. I intend to go through that video article a little closer when I get a chance too. 🙂

  3. Brilliant,thanks, Debby.Great to use in classes. 🙂 <3

    1. Oh good Judith. I’m glad you found a few of these useful. 🙂 <3

  4. That’s a great list, Debby. I was particularly interested in the video presentation possibilities. I’d love to make my own trailers, but it seems complicated (or expensive). Using Google Slide doesn’t look too hard unless adding music. Great stuff here. 🙂

    1. Thanks Diana. I found the video making post interesting too. But then again, if I didn’t find them interesting, I wouldn’t have shared right? 🙂 And yes, I’d love a few book trailers too but not really sure how to make them and don’t feel like forking out more money just yet. 🙂 x

      1. Yeah, there are some sites for making trailers, but I haven’t found a free one that I like. 🙂

        1. Keep me posted when you find one please 🙂 x

          1. I will. If/when I do, I’m sure I’ll post something. 🙂

  5. Fantastic tips Debby… very helpful.. hugs ♥

    1. Thanks Sal. I particularly loved the video making from a blog. Must investigate further! 🙂 <3

  6. Great stuff! Thanks. ☺

    1. Welcome John. 🙂

  7. These links are helpful. I want to learn making videos from blog posts. These are great sources.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you found them helpful. 🙂

  8. Hi Debby – thanks for these … backing up = an essential, pirating horror stories from authors … so this will be really interesting, and the videos from blog posts … great suggestions and I need to read the passive v active voice … excellent to know about – cheers Hilary

    1. Glad to share some helpful tips Hilary. I hope you find some of them beneficial. 🙂

  9. Great post, Deb. I always learn so much from your helpful links and tips ❤

    1. Thanks T. Love to share the good stuff! <3

  10. Thanks, Debby. Great tips. I’ll bookmark for when my head is in the right place (if ever!). ♥

    1. Lol, I hear you Olga. <3

    1. Thanks for including this Stevie! 🙂

  11. Good stuff here, Debby. Creating a video blog sounds fascinating.

    1. Thanks Jennie. Yes, I just have to learn the ropes and I will be endeavoring. 🙂 xx

  12. Thanks for sharing these tips, Debby. It’s a great resource. I tend to rely on Dropbox for my backup. Prior to that I used external hard drives. Trouble was it took so long to copy all the files and I never did it often enough.
    With making videos from blogposts – I also followed a suggestion from Social Media Examiner (I listen to Mike’s podcasts all the time) but it wasn’t the one you shared. I’ve experimented with Lumen5. It’s easy to use and works quite well.

    1. Thanks for sharing Norah. I know backup is time consuming and something many of us forget to do. I back up to an external (not enough) and do a manual backup once a week from my dashboard. I used to back up to Dropbox but it didn’t send into one neat file. I had tons and tons of individual files storing, eating up my gigs. And yes, I just started subscribing to Social Media Examiner. I fooled around with Lumen and haven’t quite got the hang of it yet but I intend on using it! Great minds! <3

      1. I haven’t had any trouble with Dropbox yet, and I hope I don’t. I did pay for it, though, which I think (I must check) gives me unlimited storage. I started using it exclusively when I bought a faster laptop with less storage, only to find out that Dropbox stores on the computer as well as in the cloud. I hadn’t realised that, but haven’t filled up my space yet anyway. 🙂 Here’s hoping there’s not a cloudburst any time soon.
        Thank you for including me alongside your great mind. I’m honoured.

        1. Oh then no worries Norah. If you have the paid version you’re alright. I had gained extra storage from the free version by inviting others to join Dropbox by using my invite. Even so, I think I’ll soon need to be paying for it. And I do love that it stores to the laptop also! Easy access. 🙂 xx

          1. I feel quite confident using it. I hope my confidence is not misplaced.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing, Debby. This is awesome stuff. And blog post videos…that’s so cool! Cheers! 🙂

    1. So glad you found it useful Natalie. <3

  14. Thanks for sharing these informative articles, Debby. The one about active voice comes in extra handy right now. Hope you had a great weekend!

    1. Glad you found it helpful. And here – every day is a weekend! <3

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