My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Creativity http://bit.ly/2pCbSJr  This list should be extremely helpful. #writerslife

Using Conflicts in a Story: 6 Helpful Examples http://bit.ly/2r4H3y9  #writingtips

Classic Story Structures and What They Teach Us About Novel Plotting |Some hard-and-fast rules. http://bit.ly/2r4HGrv  #writetip

Behind The Scenes Of An Indie Author Business: Technical Architecture http://bit.ly/2pygeWE  #indieauthor

Your Author Strategy: 3 Steps to Launch Your Writing Career http://bit.ly/2qnqjVk  #bookpromotion #indieauthor

5 Steps to Great Cover Art | cover art is only the beginning. http://bit.ly/2pTNfYJ  #indieauthors #writerslife

Writing Tips: 7 Strategies for Writing Suspense http://bit.ly/2qQQQvQ  #writingtips

Show Your Baddie R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Make Them Memorable | http://bit.ly/2ryoa7V  Don’t waste good villain potential. #writetip

Making Connections at a Writer’s Conference – Tips to make the most of your next writer’s conference. http://bit.ly/2pW9Und  #writerslife

98 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales http://bit.ly/2rqtR7I  #bookpromotion #writerslife

 

BONUS! Don’t forget the 50 author book signing extravaganza THIS SUNDAY, May 21, in Boca Raton, FL. This is the 2nd Annual I HEART BOOKS Signing Event put on by the Florida Writers Association. It is FREE to the general public and features 50 authors across all genres. Come in, explore new titles by new-to-you authors, buy books, get autographs, and enter raffles! https://www.facebook.com/events/1738484849765592/

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My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

10+ Best WordPress bookstore themes for selling books & ebooks online http://bit.ly/2pn0CkZ  #indieauthors

Everything You Need to Know About Beta Reading – What Do Beta Readers Do? http://bit.ly/2pqWBLt  #writerslife

The Essential Guide To Nailing Your Character’s Appearance (plus a character sketch template) http://bit.ly/2qNll5p  #writetip

The Amazon Bestsellers Rank Explained by Richard McMunn http://bit.ly/2r1m7ZM  #indieauthors #writerslife

6 Tips for Book Marketing with Little to No Budget http://bit.ly/2pjMVag  #indieauthors #writerslife

Setting Up Your Scrivener Project for Easier Compiling http://bit.ly/2q5ozhF  #writingtips #scrivener

How to Create a Back Book Cover Blurb that Sells http://bit.ly/2r9gVmA  A back book blurb is a marketing exercise. #writerslife

The Best Pet for a Writer’s Health and Well Being | Writing and Wellness http://bit.ly/2r9l3TI  #writerslife

10 Writing Career Mistakes I Made So You Don’t Have To http://bit.ly/2qzRX2T  #writerslife #indieauthors

7 Steps to Developing an Effective Author Platform–Steps You Can Take To Get Started Now! http://bit.ly/2q7pIqC  #writerslife

BONUS! Mark your calendar for the 50 author book signing extravaganza coming up on May 21 in Boca Raton, FL. #iheartbooks #bookevent #IARTG This is the 2nd Annual I HEART BOOKS Signing Event, put on by the Florida Writers Association. It is FREE!

I heart books gram

This is the 2nd Annual I HEART BOOKS Signing Event, put on by the Florida Writers Association. It is FREE to the general public and features 50 authors across all genres. Come in, explore new titles by new-to-you authors, buy books, gain signatures, and enter raffles! https://www.facebook.com/events/1738484849765592/

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Sell More Books on Amazon’s International Author Central Pages http://bit.ly/2q8arH5  #writerslife

What The Heck Are Likable Characters? What if readers hate your characters? http://bit.ly/2oLZRpg  #writingtips

The Psychology of a Good Book Cover | It’s all about knowing what works. http://bit.ly/2oXPCtW  #indieauthor

Starting an Email Newsletter: Why Do It + Which Service to Use http://bit.ly/2p7l6Ad  #writerslife

Why The Best Book Marketing Cannot Sell A Poor Book – get ready for some truth telling. http://bit.ly/2qhYGep  #writerslife

Write A Novel Readers Love: 5 Tips http://bit.ly/2oVkvPK  #writingtips

The Indie Author Budget – Why You Need One http://bit.ly/2p1mMYU  #indieauthor

Scrivener Name Generator ~ Another Great Resource to Have on Hand http://bit.ly/2p437sd  #writetip #scrivener

How to Plan Great Book Signings | To be sure your book signing is a great success. http://bit.ly/2qikN45  #writerslife

Top 12 Crippling Mistakes of the Self-Publishing Newbie http://bit.ly/2pXK1Ik  #indieauthor #writerslife

 

BONUS! Mark your calendar for the 50 author book signing extravaganza coming up on May 21 in Boca Raton, FL. #iheartbooks #bookevent #IARTG This is the 2nd Annual I HEART BOOKS Signing Event, put on by the Florida Writers Association. It is FREE to the general public and features 50 authors across all genres. Come in, explore new titles by new-to-you authors, buy books, gain signatures, and enter raffles! https://www.facebook.com/events/1738484849765592/

I heart books gram

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Making Yourself the Brand | Be the you that your readers will love. http://bit.ly/2pWsEDq  #writers #indieauthors

The Ultimate Guide to Canva for Creating Viral Pinterest Images http://bit.ly/2pMoyl5  #writerslife

Exactly how I self-published my book, sold 180,000 copies, and nearly doubled my revenue http://bit.ly/2p2qzXE  #writerslife

How NOT to start your novel: Six First Page No-Nos http://bit.ly/2oDldQt  Decide where the story really starts. #writing

Today’s Publishing Landscape: Two Generations of Literary Agents Speak Out | A literary agent Q&A http://bit.ly/2p94d6y  #writers

Research is a necessary part of writing almost any book. #writingtip #amwriting #amediting http://bit.ly/2n9kplK  via @standoutbooks

How Do I Know When My Novel Is Done? http://bit.ly/2p4650o  #indieauthors #writerslife

How To Promote A Book By Author Richard McMunn http://bit.ly/2q4RwtV  #writerslife #bookmarketing

Bios: One Size Won’t Fit Me http://bit.ly/2q78LgU  Crafting a Bio. #writerslife

Do’s and Don’t’s of Believable Dialogue http://bit.ly/2pdUlsx  #writerslife #writingtips

Book Review – From A Far Land

From A Far LandFrom A Far Land by G. David Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In From A Far Land by G. David Walker, we follow a seventeen-year-old boy (almost eighteen, as he so often tells us) as he steps through a door in an empty cottage and into another world–a beautiful world filled with magic, hybrid humans, and danger. His first inclination is to find a way back to Earth, but as his path becomes enmeshed with those around him, he learns to accept his fate.

From A Far Land is a study in excellent world building. The politics of the alien society were well-drawn and consistent. Characterization was also on the mark. I loved how everyone, even the bad guys, believed they were right, adding to the main character’s dilemma of knowing who to trust.

I enjoy stories about ordinary people who turn out to be more than they seem, and From A Far Land delivered on that point. But the prophecy the main character followed was never fully explained, and I didn’t get it. Also, there was a bit of time travel at the end that didn’t work for me.

On the whole, From A Far Land is an engrossing read, and I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a light fantasy.

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My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

How to Request A Reversion of Publishing Rights http://bit.ly/2pm5PtG  #writingparty #writerslife

3 Ways to Choose the Right Protagonist – Few stories can bear up under the weight of a boring protagonist. http://bit.ly/2pivCWq  #writers

5 Things You Need to Know as an Indie Author – scams engulf the Internet. http://bit.ly/2piyEdd  #writingparty

A Productive Rant About Building An Author Platform http://bit.ly/2nOSw81  #writing #bookmarketing

Writer Tip: Stop Bookmarking, Start Archiving http://bit.ly/2plZX6u  #writing #writerslife

My Simple Social Media Method for Successful Engagement http://bit.ly/2plEoTG  #writing #writerslife

Protagonist Boot Camp: Characters Who Drive a Story http://bit.ly/2plZyOE  #writers #writetip

The Complete Guide To Creating Backstory In Speculative Fiction http://bit.ly/2pmiKeT  #writers #writetip

Should You Use Kindle Pre-order? What is Kindle Pre-order? http://bit.ly/2nOAqD2  #writingparty #writerslife

Exploring The Five Layers of Pre-Writing (pre-writing is only as restrictive as you let it be.) http://bit.ly/2nUNDdj  #writing

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

 

Tips for Deciding Whether to Ditch Your Current Writing Project http://bit.ly/2pe6kFh  #writers #writerslife

Three Reasons Your Books Are Not Selling – Part 1 – Many authors have awful book covers. http://bit.ly/2okoeZE  #writetip

Most Book Trailers Are Awful (But Here’s How Yours Can Be Different) http://bit.ly/2p5HIyh  #writers #writerslife

The Importance of a Strong Opening Scene http://bit.ly/2p0aSQa  #writers #writetip

This is a list of anthologies, journals, and magazines with themed issues. http://bit.ly/2p0Gok0  #writers #indieauthors

The Most Common Entry-Level Mistake in the Writing Game http://bit.ly/2p7oCIL  #writers #writingtips

Answers to Your Ebook Publishing Questions http://bit.ly/2p7CYcl  #writers #indieauthors

What to Put in the Back Matter of Your Book http://bit.ly/2oaowi4  #writers #indieauthors

7 Instagram Fails and How to Avoid Them – Are you on Instagram? Look me up. http://bit.ly/2pgQY3A  #writers #writerslife

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That http://bit.ly/2plJpIG  Three good mini case studies. #writers #writerslife

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

How to create a fantasy world filled with magic, conflict and compelling characters. http://bit.ly/2nr1MKU  #writingtips

Romance Writing Mistakes | 9 romance writing tips http://bit.ly/2op2bP0  #writers #writingadvice

How you can sell more books in other countries. http://bit.ly/2oiJzmH  #writers #writingparty

7 Tips for Avoiding Book Marketing Trends That No Longer Work – DBW http://bit.ly/2ot28ll  #writers #writerslife

Sell more books with these 2 steps http://bit.ly/2p2zKG3  #writers #indieauthors

Slow Writers: Are they Doomed to Failure in the Digital Age http://bit.ly/2o57x2l  #writers #indieauthors

Book Marketing: Using Amazon Ads to Grow a Newsletter List http://bit.ly/2p5pfSu  #writers #writerslife

WHAT MAKES A MONSTER SCARY? http://bit.ly/2p8JtuI  This is the visceral thrill of the monster. #writers #writetip

How to work smarter so you can maximize your efforts. http://bit.ly/2oiM4pc  #writers #writerslife

Six Tricks to Rekindle your Passion for Writing http://bit.ly/2otlDds  Writing well requires passion. #writers #writetip

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

How to effectively use guest blogging to get traffic. http://bit.ly/2nhxTxE  #writers #bloggers

How To Give Your Hero Some Personality http://bit.ly/2n2gR4I  #writers #writetip

Common ‘book tour blues’ that can happen to any touring author. http://bit.ly/2mPCUM7  #writers #writerslife

The Other Side of the Desk: What I Learned as a Writer Editing a Lit Mag http://bit.ly/2n7qQas  #writers #writerslife

Best practices for finding a designer and receiving an awesome cover design. http://bit.ly/2nRS1pI  #writers #writerslife

Book Cover Design: How can indie authors do it best? http://bit.ly/2mJMfd4  #writers #indieauthors

31 Words and Phrases You No Longer Need in 2017 http://bit.ly/2nb0804  #writers #writingadvice

Learn How To Research Your Book With This Beginner’s Guide http://bit.ly/2orPgLg  #writers #indieauthors

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Scrivener ~ April Dávila http://bit.ly/2og778H  #writerslife #scrivener

How To Create A Plot Twist That Will Shock Your Readers #writers #writetip http://bit.ly/2oi8Zhs 

Book Review – Rise of the Darkwitch

Rise of the DarkwitchRise of the Darkwitch by Ziv Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rise of the Darkwitch by Ziv Gray takes place on an alien world that is depicted so brilliantly I feel as if I’ve been there. People, religion, and politics are intertwined in a fascinating and believable society. The alien beings are mesmerizing from their neck scales to their tails yet retain a spark of human emotion that is relatable and endearing.

The story follows the personal journey of a sixteen-year-old girl from abused slave to feared godling. She has no idea what she’s capable of, and her burgeoning abilities surprise her as much as the reader.

I love this kind of underdog story. However, the ending prevents me from giving it full marks. I like books to have a satisfying, all-ends-tied-up conclusion even if they are part of a series. I expect there to be an overall series arc and beneath it individual book arcs. Rise of the Darkwitch doesn’t have that. It ends abruptly in the middle of a pivotal scene. I was left confused and rather annoyed.

But although the ending was not satisfying, the scenes leading to it were. I recommend Rise of the Darkwitch to science fiction fans who enjoy delving into alien cultures.

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