Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Surfing

"August is Awesome" is in overdrive.  I do hope you're taking the time to meet these awesome people.  Posts tree in the right-hand sidebar shows all those introduced so far.  Do take a gander.  Leave a comment and introduce yourself!

Now, let's surf!

How to Sell Self-Published Books: Read This First

Sage Writing Advice from C.S.Lewis

5 Essential Tips For Writing Fantasy

How to Create a Book Cover

How to self-publish an ebook

10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Any E-Publishing Service

"Telling" is Another Word for "Let Me Explain"

Elsie Park  (Frequently posts a collection of medieval terms.)

Totally unrelated to writing:
Inspiring. Heartbreaking.  (4yo boy dies after saving 3yo girl's life.)


  1. There are some amazingly awesome links here. I love the "Telling" one. Great advice told so clearly and the tips on using find and replace to seek out where you are telling were so helpful.

    1. Yuppers, good post, that one was. Some of the best concrete tips on an often elusive issue that I've seen.

  2. Thanks for the links. The first one is a must for anyone considering self-publishing. I particularly like that she openly said, "By Default, No One Cares About Your Book." It's the truth. No one cares, so you've got to give them a reason to care. :)

    1. You're welcome, Linda. Heartbreaking isn't it? But so true. Nobody cares. A good salesman makes you believe (erroneously or not) that yes, we DO need/want this product. Same goes for potential readers of our books. "This is why you need/want it." That's what marketing is all about.

  3. Thanks for the links Jeff. I'm off to check out the one on sage writing advice :-)

    1. I really enjoyed that link, Diane. It was written to youngster who wanted to write. Good advice for any age, I think.