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.

Optimizing Your Books for Amazon Keyword Search | There’s nothing like good, old-fashioned hard work to make your Amazon page soar. http://bit.ly/2lR4YQF  #indieauthors #writers

The Top 3 Red Flags When Searching for Book Editors – Inexperienced or predatory editors can do more harm than good. http://bit.ly/2CCBCQj  #amwriting #amediting

50 Fabulous Resources For Crime Writers – Writing a thriller, a mystery, or a police procedural? http://bit.ly/2EfJe8J  #writingtips

Talent, Shmalent! 8 Qualities More Important than Writing Talent http://bit.ly/2qMAN2R  What skills do you need to be a talented writer? #writingtips

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018 – and what to do about them. http://bit.ly/2qHQlVv  #indieauthor #writerslife

14 Tips to Help You Succeed in the New Underground World of Instagram http://bit.ly/2EdF4y8  #writerslife

Literary Magazines: Insider Tips On Getting Published and Dealing With Rejectiion http://bit.ly/2qNVlYy  You can improve your odds by following these insider tips. #writers #indieauthors

The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time) – basic storytelling truths that ring true in every story. http://bit.ly/2qLO6jX  #writingtips #writestuff

Tips to Include Pets in Fiction | http://bit.ly/2CYoe9r  #writingtips #writestuff

How to Get Your Writing Published in 2018 http://bit.ly/2Fhj4Un  This article is divided into three parts: literary journals, publishing your manuscript traditionally, and self-publishing. #writers #indieauthors

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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.

 

Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice http://bit.ly/2DtbggE  #writerslife

The Secret of Great Memoir: The Mature Self http://bit.ly/2DusJVO  It’s all about voice. #writetip

How to Write Romantic Scenes Without Using the Word “Love” http://bit.ly/2CmdYox  #writetip #amwritingromance

How to Nail that book in 2018! Tips from an NYT Bestseller http://bit.ly/2lGICC2  Getting the book on the page has to be your main goal. #writers #indieauthors

12 Things Writers Need To Pack For Their 2018 Writing Journey #AmWriting #Writer http://bit.ly/2DSAsx1 

3 author mistakes that will hold you back in 2018 – Make 2018 the year you do what it takes to become a successful author. http://bit.ly/2lSm5kS  #writers #indieauthors

Here’s How To Vary Your Sentence Structure http://bit.ly/2Crzus2  Some nice exercises to help you find your voice. #writingtips #writingadvice

The ‘how to’s’ of world-building and how to reveal your crafted world through the story. http://bit.ly/2CR7Wg4  #writingtips #amwriting #scifi

How to improve your life by starting the change in the morning? Productive mornings start with early wake-up calls. http://bit.ly/2lVF2nV  #writerslife #NewYearsResolution

Five Shots At Your Own Sales http://bit.ly/2DNmXio  What is your book cover saying? #writers #indieauthors

 

Here are a few bonus links: Where to place your work.

100+ Reputable Literary Magazines You Can Submit Your Writing To http://bit.ly/2CPVlcV  Over 100 carefully vetted publications by format, traffic, and category. #writers #indieauthor

40 Writing Contests in January 2018 – No entry fees http://bit.ly/2DP8AKo  What do you have to lose? #writerslife

Ink & Nebula: Now Seeking Submissions http://bit.ly/2ljzOSv  Publishing work by established poets (ink), and saving special space for poets who have not yet been published (nebula). #writerslife

Jo Fletcher Books: Now Accepting Submissions http://bit.ly/2lplze4  Now accepting science fiction, fantasy, and horror books for adults. #writerslife

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

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.

The 10 Worst Story Openings http://bit.ly/2p2VwyA  Not hard-and-fast rules – nothing in writing is – but something to keep in mind nonetheless. #writingtips

Unusual Ways to Promote Your Book | Think outside the book-promotion box. http://bit.ly/2BJVGNV  #indieauthor #writerslife

The 3 simple principles behind an author platform http://bit.ly/2DlvgCm  What exactly is an author platform? This insightful post breaks it down for you. #writers #indieauthors

How To Write A (Feminist) Villain – If you want to write a female villain, do it. But make sure you don’t fall into one of these common traps. http://bit.ly/2BVTaGE  #writetip

11 Creative Ways to Boost Reader Engagement http://bit.ly/2BSNJpN  Here are some fun ways to get your name out there. #writerslife #indieauthor

15 GREAT Grammar and Punctuation Checker Tools for Writers http://bit.ly/2Cniaol  Because we all need a little help. #writerslife

He did this. He did that. He needs to change up his sentence structure. #writingtip http://bit.ly/2AzhDln  via @standoutbooks

10 Myths and Misunderstandings about Amazon http://bit.ly/2Ei6DHd  Amazon is a partner, not a giant to be conquered. #indieauthors #writerslife

3 Steps to Complete Your Writing Goals in the New Year http://bit.ly/2CnfW8v  What are your New Year’s Resolutions? #writerslife

How to Find Time to Write This Year http://bit.ly/2EdLOgi  #writingadvice

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

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.

Bring Them With You: Writing Vivid Descriptions http://bit.ly/2nWV8kt  #writingtips

8 Tools for Writers Who Use Pinterest http://bit.ly/2AU5Jzs  Are you on Pinterest? Look me up. #writerslife

Handling Procrastination as a Writer: Making Writing Time Sacred http://bit.ly/2o2t92R  This is especially important during the holidays. It’s so easy to get derailed. #writerslife

Marketing tools for any self-published book http://bit.ly/2o0HEUO  #indieauthor #writerslife

The Deadliest First Page Sin—Plus a Critique of Two Novel Openings http://bit.ly/2BcXlOV  We all know how important the first page is, but do you know how to make yours better? #writers #writingtips

Secret Writing Rules and Why Writers Should Ignore them http://bit.ly/2D4WWv5  Know the rules but use your own judgment. #writers #writingtips

How to Start Blogging: A Definitive Guide for Authors http://bit.ly/2B2Rbgh  A must-read for authors and new bloggers. #writers #indieauthors #bloggers

The Power of a Writing Group for Publishing Success http://bit.ly/2AYliWb  It might be tempting to dish out praise while keeping your honest critiques to yourself, but doing so will not help your peers. #writerslife

Are You a Swan? How to Overcome Book Marketing Overwhelm http://bit.ly/2D5qvwB  Still looking for a shortcut? #writerslife

Going Mobile – Tips for Writing from Anywhere, Any Time http://bit.ly/2BFFcGF  What’s your preferred writing tool? What if it was taken away from you? #writingtips #writerslife

 

A little self-promo: ‘Keepers of Magic: The Adventures of the Power Girls’ : #ReadIndie http://indiebookdiscovery.com/ibd/book/3392_keepers-of-magic-the-adventures-of-the-power-girls_by_roxanne-smolen#.WjQewMLkPII.twitter … A fun gift for the little girl in your life.

 

Happy Holidays, everyone. Keep on 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.

Seven ways writers can stay sane during the holidays http://bit.ly/2Blb2L8  Happy Holidays! #writers #indieauthors

16 Self-Care Tips for Worn-Out Writers http://bit.ly/2AO0Hqg  #writerslife

How To Improve Your Grammar (Writers’ Cheat Sheet) http://bit.ly/2Bmrpat  Take a look at this infographic. #writingtips

How to Create an Anti-Hero Like Homer Simpson – ProWritingAid http://bit.ly/2Boq0jZ  #writingtips

The Basics of Blogging – Your Blog’s Appearance http://bit.ly/2nQUswV  #writers #bloggers

Writers: Are You Ready To Sign With An Independent Publisher? Read This First #AmWriting http://bit.ly/2nHrdg5  #writerslife

How to Judge a Book by Its Cover http://bit.ly/2o3cKet  More guidelines than rules, but helpful if you’re creating your own book cover. #indieauthor #writerslife

A Look Back at 2017 Publishing Headlines: 5 Issues Raised for Authors | Jane Friedman http://bit.ly/2AYWyOm  #writerslife

Writing Believable Sci Fi Space Stories – Pitfalls to Avoid http://bit.ly/2CdAleQ  Don’t irk the nerds. #writingtips #SciFiFri

Eight Markets Seeking Speculative Fiction http://bit.ly/2B8MHaI  Find a home for your short story. #writerslife

 

A little self-promo: ‘Keepers of Magic: The Adventures of the Power Girls’ : #ReadIndie http://indiebookdiscovery.com/ibd/book/3392_keepers-of-magic-the-adventures-of-the-power-girls_by_roxanne-smolen#.WjQewMLkPII.twitter … A fun gift for the little girl in your life.

 

Happy Holidays, everyone. Keep on 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.

How To Use Foreshadowing With Confidence – Part 1 http://bit.ly/2AmnMk7  #writetip

How To Use Foreshadowing With Confidence – Part 2 http://bit.ly/2AAonP4  #writingtips

10 Fantasy Clichés and Ideas to Change Them http://bit.ly/2nci132  Break out of the fantasy mold. #writingtips #writetip

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

Authors’ Alphabet of useful resources for writers from A-Z http://bit.ly/2iXkJFa  A nice round-up of links. #writers #writerslife

5 Things I’m Not Doing to Launch My Book—Plus What I’m Doing Instead http://bit.ly/2BuXGZE  #indieauthor #writerslife

Why You Need an Author Profile – And Where to Post It http://bit.ly/2AH9uu0  #writerslife #indieauthors

The Basics of Blogging – How Often Should You Blog? http://bit.ly/2AGBpu5  #writers #bloggers

Easy Author Blogging:10 tips for a Successful Author Blog http://bit.ly/2nHdRQZ  #writers #bloggers

What are the most popular fiction genres? http://bit.ly/2kKFfMM  #writerslife

 

Happy Holidays, everyone. Keep on 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.

 

The Four Main Types of Epic Antagonists http://bit.ly/2B9ERLv  Every story needs conflict, but not necessarily a villain. #writers #writingtips

How to Use Instagram: An Introduction to Instagram Marketing http://bit.ly/2iHjpG2  #writerslife

Scrivener writing app gets a huge update http://tcrn.ch/2Bblhhe  #writerslife

7 Reasons Why You Need to Write for Yourself http://bit.ly/2AngOeP  #writers #writetip

Better Left Unsaid | How’s your dialogue? http://bit.ly/2zYScIT  #writetips

Story Climax Examples: Writing Gripping Build-Ups http://bit.ly/2A48bW2  #writingtips #writetip

Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction http://bit.ly/2A360SF  Timeless #writingtips

The Complete Guide To Creating Backstory In Speculative Fiction http://bit.ly/2mZ2pjg  #writingtips

Top 10 Ways Your Website Leaves Readers, and Leads, in the Dust – Time to update your website! http://bit.ly/2mZeUve  #writerslife

2 Simple Tips That Will Transform Your Writing Forever http://bit.ly/2BjvCrz  What do your characters want? What’s their motivation? Are you serious about the craft? #writingtips

 

Final Nanowrimo tips:

How to reap the rewards of the Nanowrimo community all year long http://bit.ly/2AeMJ06 . Didn’t quite make it this year? Don’t fret. Make #NaNoWriMo a mindset.

NaNoWriMo Week 5: How To Finish And Edit Your Story http://bit.ly/2nbXJqt  Things are winding down. #NaNoWriMo #writingtips

 

Happy Holidays, everyone. Keep on 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.

The Top 30 Publishers for New Authors http://bit.ly/2B1gCiM  These are established houses with good reputations. #writerslife

Unpublished Writers and Websites: Should You Have One and What Should It Say? Your website is ever a work in progress. http://bit.ly/2yYcgXW  #writerslife #indieauthors

Writing Descriptive Sentences: 6 Simple Rules | tips to write descriptive sentences that are evocative. http://bit.ly/2zRd7Lp  #writingtips

Your Author Website: The Ultimate (Book Marketing) Sales Machine http://bit.ly/2zNSi6c  #indieauthors #writerslife

The Five Fives of Selling Books | How to get people to notice you. http://bit.ly/2ARJRng  #writerslife

5 (Not-So-Little) Additions to the Great Novel-Writing Checklist – Good rules to keep in mind. http://bit.ly/2yXYF2T  #writingtips

How to Write a Hook: 8 Tips to Lure in Readers http://bit.ly/2z6nwlb  #writingtips

Indie Authors: Are You Making This One Major Mistake? http://bit.ly/2mZjV72  Important advice for both new and seasoned authors. #indieauthor #writerslife

The Craft of Writing: How Crucial It Is to Maintain a Daily Practice http://bit.ly/2iMjMzn  Here are some tips on how to go about maintaining a daily writing practice. #writingtips #writerslife

How to Write a Book Blurb | Self-Publishing your book? Read this first. http://bit.ly/2zrGRSm  #indieauthor #writerslife

 

Bonus links for Nanowrimo 2017

NaNoWriMo is Liberating for Some Writers, Dangerous for Others http://bit.ly/2zNP8PW  #writers #NaNoWriMo

Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: Help! I’m 10,000 Words Behind! http://bit.ly/2zLmNcV  Good advice. #writers #NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Week 4: How To Conclude Your Story http://bit.ly/2iDGOYW  Time to wind up your story. #writers #writingtips #NaNoWriMo

A Tale of Two NaNoWriMos http://bit.ly/2yVGTxm  Do you have a NaNo goal that’s not related to word count? #writers #NaNoWriMo

Fast-Draft Writing for #NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month http://bit.ly/2zZ09Oq  #writers

#NaNoWriMo Validation Tricks | Black Wolf Editorial http://bit.ly/2zybTYP  It’s nearing the end of the month. How did you do? #writers #WritersWise

5 Tips to Help You Reach the Finish Line with Scrivener http://bit.ly/2A4c79i  Write your novel in sections as small or large as you like and easily rearrange them. #Scrivener #NaNoWriMo #writingtips

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel http://bit.ly/2B7a80O  #NaNoWriMo #writingtips

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 Promote Your Book On Instagram http://bit.ly/2m9cSbB  If you are promoting your book on social media and you don’t have much budget, give Instagram a try. #indieauthor #writerslife

Best Practices For Authors Who Want Their Book In Bookstores http://bit.ly/2yKOp22  For self-published authors, getting into a bookstore can be a chore. But it’s doable. #indieauthor #writerslife

Five Holiday Marketing Trends that Authors Can Use for Book Promotion – Take action and plan for this holiday season! http://bit.ly/2zqO2cA  #indieauthor #writers

Start locally with book marketing http://bit.ly/2AxUfB6  Local authors are like celebrities. #indieauthor #writerslife

How to Outline Your Novel in 11 Easy Steps – Writer’s Edit http://bit.ly/2As2dLn  Outlines help you flesh out the story. #writingtips #writingcommunity

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion Times http://bit.ly/2zssGLO  Are you writing a story similar to these? #writingtips #writingcommunity

Want To Disturb Your Readers? Mastering The Uncanny Is The Answer http://bit.ly/2meWsyd  #writingtips #writetip

8 Things You MUST Do When Your First Book Is Launched http://bit.ly/2yre1Nd  How do you launch a book? #writerslife

Why you shouldn’t give your book away – Have authors trained readers to expect them to work for free? http://bit.ly/2zu2d0D  #indieauthors #writerslife

Don’t stop with the book launch – Book marketing doesn’t end with the book launch. http://bit.ly/2i6fnqG  #indieauthors #writerslife

 

Bonus links for Nanowrimo 2017

The Great Novel-Writing Checklist (Just in Time for NaNoWriMo!) http://bit.ly/2zuuj9m  Checklists are tremendous brain savers. #writingtips #NaNoWriMo

Seven Authors Offer Advice to #NaNoWriMo #Writers http://bit.ly/2ircy3m

Pro Tips for Making Friends Through the NaNo Community http://bit.ly/2zcnoVi #writers #NaNoWriMo

 

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.

5 Actionable steps for beginners towards writing a great blog post with WordPress http://bit.ly/2z5F989  #writers #bloggers

Does Your First Line Really Matter? http://bit.ly/2Aei6Wd  #writingtips

Top Conference Follow-Up Tips http://bit.ly/2zu4TM3  Writing conferences can be exhilarating and confusing. #writerslife

A Tale of Two Marketing Systems http://bit.ly/2y0vlIy  Time to get aggressive with your book promotion. #indieauthors

119 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales http://bit.ly/2zdOvyt  #writers #indieauthors

How to Tame the Social Media Beast: Advice from Chris Syme http://bit.ly/2zkA9dC  #writerslife

How to Write Character Arcs – Map it out. http://bit.ly/2zjL7jv  #writers #writetip

How Do You Compete Against People With Your Name? #writerslife http://bit.ly/2zoVIMz 

Looking for a Book Editor? Here’s How Much You Should Expect to Pay http://bit.ly/2yqAD0p  #writerslife

How to Promote a Blog: Two Incredibly Easy Methods http://bit.ly/2yPdxVu  #bloggers #writers

 

Bonus links for Nanowrimo 2017

Creating a Writing Schedule That Actually Works http://bit.ly/2z8uV6U  #NaNoWriMo

The Writing Life: Writer’s Block http://bit.ly/2hcCl1T  We all get it. #writingtips #NaNoWriMo

How to Define Your Character’s Story Goal http://bit.ly/2zqrf0m  #writingtips #NaNoWriMo