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The Best Advice for Writers in 2017

What is the best advice for writers in 2017? In this post, I provide a round-up of some of the best, recent writing advice from industry experts. For convenience, I’ve organized this page into the following areas of writing and publishing: Best Advice for Fiction Authors Best Advice for Indie Authors Best Advice for Freelance Writers Best General Writing Advice Best Advice...

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Top Tips from KDP Authors

In this series of 5 videos published by Kindle Direct Publishing, a number of KDP authors provide tips on writing and independent publishing. You’ll hear advice from Nick Spalding, Talli Roland, Mark Dawson, David Leadbetter, Paul Pilkington and Louise (L.J.) Ross. Each video is only around 2 minutes but packed with nuggets of helpful and inspiring information. Let’s check out these...

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10 Things I Am Thankful For As A Writer

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday when many people give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the year that has passed. It is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October and the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. We don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving Day in New Zealand, but I think it would be...

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40 Ideas for Writers to Post on Social Media

Welcome to Part 4 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I provide 40 ideas for writers to post on social media. For your reference, here are the other parts in this series: Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2: The Best Social Media Networks for Writers Part 3: What Writers Should Do on Social Media...

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What Writers Should Do on Social Networks

Welcome to Part 3 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I explain what writers should and should not do on social networks. I also discuss how to make sure you are engaging with the right people. For your reference, here are the other parts in this series: Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2:...

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The Best Social Media Networks for Writers

Welcome to Part 2 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I list the best social media networks for writers. For those who have just joined us, here’s what I will be covering over these four blog posts. Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2: The Best Social Media Networks for Writers Part 3:...

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Social Media for Writers – 5 Reasons Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks

Writers should be active on social media. We hear this advice a lot. But why? Are there some solid reasons, and do these reasons outweigh the cost, especially in terms of our time? In this 4-Part Series on Social Media for Writers, I am going to cover: Part 1: Why Writers Should Be On Social Media Networks Part 2: The...

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2016 Writer’s Market is Now Available

Do you want to get published and paid for your writing? Since 1921, Writer’s Market has been giving writers the information they need to knowledgeably approach a market. The 2016 Writer’s Market lists thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. “Beyond the listings, you’ll find all-new material devoted...