Novel Writing: Words to Avoid

Words to avoid like the plague! As a writer, there are so many words that I’ve been told to avoid, it’s no wonder that I can get any writing done without pausing mid-flow to ask myself, is this on the list of words to avoid? And then there’s the nagging ‘habitual word usage’, whereby you…

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Book promotion websites

There are plenty of book promotion websites on which you can advertise your free eBook and Kindle countdown deal. Some of these will amass no sales or downloads, some will only make a dent, others will make you a sizeable profit. The majority of promotional websites will ask you to pay a fee. These fees…

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Self-Publishing: Marketing Your Book on Amazon

About marketing your Book on Amazon Writers often ask what are the best methods for marketing your book on Amazon? Some self-published authors have phenomenal success with book marketing while others yield few results. There are two reasons why you need to market your book on Amazon: to drive books sales and to build your…

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How to Promote Your Book on Your Website

Set up your website to promote your book Your own website is the best way to promote your book. It allows you to build an audience – providing you get the right traffic. To achieve this, you’ll need to add lots of relevant and unique content, and also inject the right keywords and descriptions. Your…

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8 Useful Article Content Writing Tools

Article content writing tools that are worth your time Writing content can be a challenging task. It may take a lot of research to come up with the perfect article. However, there are some content writing tools, which you can use, to make your article  read and look better. The 8 content writing tools you…

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IngramSpark Self-Publishing: What You Need to Know

IngramSpark self-publishing was recommended to me by other independent authors. Your books will go to more retailers and therefore you’ll see more sales − theoretically. You have to pay a fee to IngramSpark to publish your eBooks and print books. It’s not much; $49 for both, or $29 for just your eBook. You will also have to buy…

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10 Resources for Writers | An Author’s Toolkit

Tools and Resources for Writers Here’s my top 10 list of essential tools and resources for writers: 1. A dictionary – I prefer a physical copy. 2.  A thesaurus – this should come with your word processor application and should be used during the revision of your novel. Don’t go crazy! You don’t want long…

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Writing a Synopsis for your Novel

What is a synopsis? A synopsis is a shortened version of your novel from beginning to end. It is more detailed than the blurb you will read at the back of the book. At times, writing a synopsis can be harder than writing an actual novel. It should be written in the tone of your novel,…

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Running a Fiverr Book Promotion

Fiverr book marketing If you’re running a free or discounted book promo, Fiverr.com is an affordable to net a fair amount of downloads. Fiverr, as the website suggests, means that you pay a minimum of five dollars for business services. Search under “Book Promotion” and select a high reviewed service provider. They will often have…

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On Writing: How Not to Write a Cover Letter

Dear lameadvice.com, I want to learn how to write a cover letter to send to a publisher along with my manuscript. Please can you tell me how I should go about doing this? Dear S.K. Most certainly! Writing a cover letter is not that hard, just don’t go into detail about your story. You want to…

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