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.

7 Steps To Write Your First Novel – You can finish your novel. http://bit.ly/2v9qzcO  #writingtips

Book Trailers: What They Are, What They Were, And What’s Next http://bit.ly/2fkxf2B  #writers #indieauthors

How to Quickly Create an EPUB File From Word | Are you knee-deep in Word formatting? http://bit.ly/2vfc9YT  #indieauthors

What Belongs on an Author Website Homepage? 4 Key Elements http://bit.ly/2hFIV0v  #writerslife

MA Book Marketing Series #1 – The Five Fierce Facts – Bring your mindset into tune with reality. http://bit.ly/2uC0MXo  #writers

Most Common Writing Mistakes: Clunky Dialogue – Dialogue Mistakes to Avoid http://bit.ly/2hFTbG4  #writetip

Plot Twist Ideas: 7 Examples and Tips for Twists | A good plot twist adds intrigue. http://bit.ly/2wq0tRu  #writetip

7 Free Book Marketing Tools for Authors – How to keep sane while running your author business. http://bit.ly/2viOqqP  #writers

How To Write A Novel Outline (Like the #WriteBoss You Are!) http://bit.ly/2vVkiTR  #indieauthor

The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing) http://bit.ly/2vYqpa2  #writerslife

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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.

3 Lists of Paying Sci-Fi Publishers http://bit.ly/2vTx95N  A handy guide to well-known paying markets in #scifi #writers

Online Writing Classes: Enroll Now in Free and Cheap MOOCs http://bit.ly/2vN3efs  #writerslife

Writing Evil Well http://bit.ly/2uaisJy  In real life, evil is glamorous. #writetip

World Building Tips: It’s important to create credible settings whatever your genre. http://bit.ly/2vj4IQU  #writingtips

Why You Should Market to Grow Your Author Platform-Not to Sell Books – Playing the long game. http://bit.ly/2uQs8w4  #writerslife

Things To Add To Your Book Description That Will Increase Book Sales http://bit.ly/2u0i0Cb  #writerslife

The Freedom and Security of Being a Writer – Food for thought. http://bit.ly/2w9RROC  #indieauthors

Using Amazon Ads to Sell a YA Novel: Get your novel in front of customers while they’re in buying mode. http://bit.ly/2voYU9k  #writers

Writing Styles: 10 Tips to Master Ways of Writing | What makes each author’s style different? http://bit.ly/2u7XOKw  #writetip

Best and Worst Self-Publishing Services. Rated by the Alliance of Independent Authors http://bit.ly/2vsB37T  #indieauthors

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.

7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Book Promotion http://bit.ly/2tM5415  #writerslife #indieauthor

Dazzling Dialogue: The 9 No’s You Must Avoid http://bit.ly/2thJttU  When to give a passage of dialogue a second look. #writetip

Novel Writing Tips – Words That Can Poison Your Prose http://bit.ly/2tLJytj  #writingtips

So You’re an Author Without a Social Media Presence: Now What? http://bit.ly/2u0SiKJ  #writers #indieauthors

Podcasting Your Writing: A Great Promotional Tool http://bit.ly/2v0Zt5u  Podcasts are easy to produce. #indieauthor

5 Things All Writers Should Know When Writing a Second Novel | The process of writing what’s next is different. http://bit.ly/2tV5Ysm 

Self-Doubt: 14 Authors Share Their Advice | Crippling self-doubt is a horrible feeling. http://bit.ly/2uXDu2o  #writers

Suspense Writing: 7 Hacks to Notch up Tension http://bit.ly/2uF1QLv  #writers #writetip

Want to sell more books? Treat authorship as a business http://bit.ly/2uBfBwI  #writerslife #indieauthors

How to Start a Novel – First Lines, First Paragraphs | Pull readers in fast. http://bit.ly/2h6GJi5  #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.

Scrivener vs Novlr – Which is the Best Writing Software For You? http://bit.ly/2tugwyj  The pros and cons of each. #writers

Audiobooks: How to get your book recorded as an audiobook http://bit.ly/2uLYar7  All indies should branch into audiobooks. #indieauthor

Writing Scenes with Purpose and Structure | Read this guide for tips on writing scenes. http://bit.ly/2sZmQPQ  #writetip

A Basic Guide to Getting Permissions + Sample Permissions Letter http://bit.ly/2v7w7le  #writerslife

8 Foreshadowing Laws: How to Foreshadow Plot Right | Save foreshadowing for major events. http://bit.ly/2u4o2Rs  #writetip

11 questions to ask about your author website name. http://bit.ly/2uS6e9Q  #writers #indieauthors

How to Create Immersive Worlds for Science-Fiction and Fantasy http://bit.ly/2um3nc6  #writingtips

How to Price Your Book for Maximum Results During a Promotion – It’s important to test new strategies. http://bit.ly/2uj4dq6  #writers

Tapas Media: A Serial Publishing Platform That Earns Money for Indie Creators http://bit.ly/2ud77N7  #indieauthor

Defeating Self-Doubt: A Short(ish) Guide for All Creative Types http://bit.ly/2v7GENp  #writerslife

Book Review – Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night ValeWelcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Welcome to Night Vale, a novel, is a little story about Jackie and Diane. These non-friends become friends as they unravel the riddle of a mysterious man who appears in guises all over town. The town, of course, is Night Vale, a place where reality doesn’t align exactly with the reality of the rest of the world.

The book is based on the popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast, which is presented as a radio show for a fictional town where all conspiracy theories are real. While the book mentions the radio show, it reads like the novel it is—and like its parent podcast, it makes poignant and irreverent references to everyday life.

Here are my favorite lines from the book:

Jackie: They shook hands. Her hand continued to shake after he let go.

Diane: She had sold a tear to Jackie that day. It had felt good to have someone explicitly value something that she did.

Wrapping your head around Welcome to Night Vale is like having an ice cream headache. It hurts, but it doesn’t stop you from eating the ice cream. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys conspiracy theories or invisible pie, which I do, although I don’t like the texture.

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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.

 

6 Fantasies Standing Between You and Writing Success. http://bit.ly/2tozHuI  Be realistic. #writerslife

On Plot: How to Nail Your Act I http://bit.ly/2uy4aTk  Here’s the formula for your opening scene. #writers #writetip

What’s the Best Time To Publish Your Book? http://bit.ly/2uxPMdK  #writerslife

8 Foreshadowing Laws: How to Foreshadow Plot Right #writetip http://bit.ly/2u4CCFS 

Here’s How You Can Cut Down Your Manuscript http://bit.ly/2tuQyMh  Every scene in your book should matter. #writetip

Your 3-Step Plan for Outlining A Novel http://bit.ly/2t2B9Bp  Understand and control your stories. #writers #writetip

Coming up with a Plot (from scratch) http://bit.ly/2t2o7nA  Successful stories have a rising action, climax, and a denouement.

How Do You Respond to Criticism? 6 Patterns http://bit.ly/2tgEXiL  #writers #indieauthors

7 Ways William Faulkner Can Help You Improve Your Writing http://bit.ly/2tG83bI  #writingtips

Choosing Description Words: 10 Questions | Make your writing vivid. http://bit.ly/2ujzGW4  #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.

 

Craft Your Self-Publishing Plan for Success: Tips From an Indie Author [A Case Study] http://bit.ly/2s2p2W2  #writerslife

How to Immediately Improve Your Query Letter’s Effectiveness http://bit.ly/2tZWgC9  #writers #writerslife

Why All Writers Should Use Scrivener http://bit.ly/2t6qIOm  What can #Scrivener actually do? #writetip

12 Times You Thought You Totally Failed As a Writer (But You Didn’t) http://bit.ly/2togUiT 

Learn What Irony (Really) Is and How To Use It http://bit.ly/2tnBiAN  #writingtips

5 Ways to Write a Female-Driven Script that Sells http://bit.ly/2tx8E0n  What makes a strong female lead? #writetip

The Creative Penn’s list of recommended editors http://bit.ly/2to5SdE  The importance of editing. #writerslife

The Truth Behind Popular Copyright Myths http://bit.ly/2tXsejl  When it comes to publishing law, don’t trust in myths. #writers

How to Calculate Your Book’s Length Before Writing – Plot and Pacing http://bit.ly/2umKW33  #writingtips

How to Write Short Stories That Captivate Your Readers http://bit.ly/2tmA34U  Writing a compelling short story is an art. #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 Describe Hands: what your characters do with their hands will add extra color. http://bit.ly/2sevpmh  #writetip

The Difference Between a Press Release and a Pitch (You Need Both) http://bit.ly/2tnOYbA  #writerslife #indieauthor

Leverage Author Central and Goodreads. http://bit.ly/2sKzAZN  Marketing is an ongoing process. #indieauthors

It’s of Grave Concern! Helping your Heroine Escape if Buried Alive. http://bit.ly/2sKHmCa  A grave subject. #writingtips

Facebook Cover Videos Are Here! http://bit.ly/2tpExo7  #writerslife

How to Spot 8 Weaknesses in Your Writing (and Fix Them) http://bit.ly/2sSQJAz  #writingtips #indieauthors

Writing with Scrivener Part 1 http://bit.ly/2sOfIFo  The basics of getting around in Scrivener. #writing #writingtips

How To Create A Visual Brand As An Author http://bit.ly/2sKV7B0  Control your public persona. #indieauthor #writerslife

How We Created a Box Set to Boost Ebook Sales 350% http://bit.ly/2sCwCny  Drawing in new readers. #indieauthors

I’m A Teenager And I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. http://bit.ly/2tUevc2  #writingtips

Book Review – A Scent of Lavender

A Scent of LavenderA Scent of Lavender by Zelda Becht

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Scent of Lavender is about Christopher Meade, a Long Island lawyer who is finding his life predictable and rather boring. He longs to take his sailboat out and play hooky, but the demands on his time won’t allow even one day respite.

His life changes when he becomes the focus of a ghost who needs his help. Whenever she reaches out to him, he catches a scent of lavender. He has lavender-scented dreams at night, lavender-scented meetings with clients. After several days of increasing distraction, he takes off to England on a quest. He doesn’t know exactly what he’s searching for, and he finds it exhilarating. He hasn’t felt so alert and purposeful in years. Even so, he has given himself a limit of ten days to accomplish whatever it is he needs to do. Then it’s back to his humdrum life.

All of which makes Christopher Meade an extremely relatable character. I enjoyed his story of trying to lay an ancestral ghost to rest, but I enjoyed the deeper story of finding that special something missing from his life even more. A Scent of Lavender is a nice summer read, and I recommend it to anyone whose life seems a little boring.

I received a free copy of A Scent of Lavender in exchange for an honest review.

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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.

 

5 things I thought you knew (but I guess you don’t) – manage your expectations and you’ll be a happier #author. http://bit.ly/2rhq3Ek 

6 Problems with “Edgy” YA Fiction (And How to Fix Them) http://bit.ly/2s9dmzR  #writetip

Launch Higher: How to Get Book Reviews Before Your Launch Date | a few ways to start getting reviews. http://bit.ly/2t77Lr2  #writerslife

Why You Should Outline Your Fiction Novel http://bit.ly/2s9dkb8  Use the method that works best for you. #writetip

Writing Original Fiction: Avoiding Clichés, Tropes, and Stereotypes http://bit.ly/2t91fQs  #writingadvice #WritingABook

Everything You Need To Know About Writing Robots and AI http://bit.ly/2rjiux4  How is AI used in fiction? #writetip

Tone and mood are two powerful elements of writing that affect how readers feel. http://bit.ly/2r7Onta  #writetip

HOW TO CONQUER WRITER’S BLOCK http://bit.ly/2rQaEhX  Write those bad ideas out of your head. #writerslife

Here’s a complete overview of the differences in the new Twitter. http://bit.ly/2sAzvHq  #writerslife

Creating a strong author platform – You build your fan base by working at it. http://bit.ly/2sel7Cu  #writerslife