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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

The Top 50 Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors http://bit.ly/2bYFqLO  Excellent resource. #writers #selfpub

How to build the ultimate author website (in 1 hour) http://bit.ly/2bGNGlD  Great source of information for #writers

Writing: Talking the talk, writing the talk http://bit.ly/2bpyB4v  All about dialogue. #writers #writingtips

Revising, Revising, and How to Make It Through http://bit.ly/2bOMtJ1  Are you sick to death of editing? #writingtips

Every Villain is a Hero http://bit.ly/2bxkv6X  They’re equally as important to the overall success of your story. #writers

The Ultimate Indie Author Book Pre-Launch Checklist http://bit.ly/2ccNmZU  with all sorts of useful links. #writers #selfpub

Book blurbs: Selling the story vs. telling the story http://bit.ly/2bBJNOG  Good advice #writers #selfpub

Cool Reviewer Grabber Tool finds book reviewers http://bit.ly/2bCfMyb  A terrific tool for #selfpub #writers

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing A Book (Part One) http://di.gg/2bOVLVG  #writers #selfpub

A Fairy Tale Retelling Could Be The Best Thing For Your Career http://bit.ly/2c7O0s1  #writers #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.

Should You Focus on Your Writing or Your Platform? http://bit.ly/2bH0gyW  Where to put your focus. #writers #indieauthors

MASTER LIST of Facial Expressions for Writers! http://bit.ly/2bKKuDR  #writers #writingtips

The Noble Artist http://bit.ly/2bMRAbv  A good place to go if you need artwork. #writers #indieauthors

Novel Plot Structure: 5 Tips for Creating Intrigue http://bit.ly/2bxnHPj  Hmm, this is intriguing. #writers #writingtips

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing About the Disabled http://bit.ly/2bfkbUJ  #writers #writingtips

6 Ways to Create Conflict and Get Your Protagonist in Trouble http://bit.ly/2bLHhn3  #writers #writingtips

Copyright Infringement: Those Cute Kitten Pix May Cost You http://bit.ly/2bMotUT  #writers #writerslife

How to Sell Books through Gift Shops in Parks http://bit.ly/2bitnvV  Get your share of the market. #writers #indieauthors

7 Writing Rules You Can Totally Break http://bit.ly/2bzf7xT  Be a rebel! #writers #writingtips

How to Write a Science Fiction Novel Series: 6 Tips http://bit.ly/2bOmoI7  #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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

5 Crime Fiction Blunders To Avoid http://bit.ly/2beqZFW  For crime fiction, psychological thriller and mystery #writers.

How This Self-Published Author Sold 10,000 Books with Almost No Money and Zero Connections http://entm.ag/2b3oUfp  #writers

What’s Your Genre? A High-Level Overview for Writers http://bit.ly/2bmOgFw  Good descriptions of genre. #writers

How to Describe a Character http://bit.ly/2b0JGyy  How much is too much? #writers #writingtips

How To Write An Amazing Synopsis http://bit.ly/2bgapnP  A synopsis is not, and should not be, a long blurb. #writers

Writing Deep Point of View http://bit.ly/2b3qdHK  Good tips to keep in mind when writing close POV. #writingtips

Approaching a Book Blog for Reviews http://bit.ly/2aYItXh  How to approach bloggers. #writers #writingtips

The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016 http://bit.ly/2b1kiZI  An amazing resource. #writers #indieauthors

Five Essentials Of Your Author Marketing Plan http://bit.ly/2bdny1F  Get down to basics. #writers #indieauthors

5 Ways Your Bank Can Help You Sell More Books, Products http://bit.ly/2bkZNoo  Wow! Never considered this. #writers

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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Indie Author? http://bit.ly/2b1kB4F  #writers #indieauthors

7 ways to rock your setting like a boss http://bit.ly/2aHA4c6  #writers #writingtips

So You Think You Want to be a Fantasy Writer http://bit.ly/2aWtJ7s  How to make your mark on the world of fantasy. #writers

Book Pricing Strategies to Boost Indie Authors’ Sales http://bit.ly/2bgbnQD  #writers #indieauthors

Facebook Ads: The Complete, Always-Updated Guide http://bit.ly/2bbEuYd  #writers #writerslife

10 eye-opening tips to add impact to your storytelling http://bit.ly/2aToZiG  #writers #writingtips

Why I Started Using Pop-Ups on My Website http://bit.ly/2aYK3EN  For newsletter sign-ups. #writers #indieauthors

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 32: Your 6 Indispensable Plot Pivots http://bit.ly/2aISpQg  #writers

The Curse of the Mid-Novel Dull Filler Chapter #writers #writing

Tips and Tricks to Learn Scrivener Fast (Joseph Michael Interview) http://bit.ly/2aKZ8sL  #writers #scrivener

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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Marketing Books to Sell More Copies – Self-Publishing School Blog http://bit.ly/2aNYvnp  #writers #indieauthors

5 Creative Strategies to Increase Sales http://bit.ly/2akS6iA  Great ways to boost book sales. #writers #indieauthors

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever http://bit.ly/2alrLg1  #writers #writingtips

Why They Won’t Subscribe: Troubleshooting Your Mailing List Offer http://bit.ly/2aJ4d7p  #writers #indieauthors

How to Write a Romantic Novel for All Genre Lovers http://bit.ly/2aJxUUa  #writers #writingtips

How to Write Cliffhanger Chapter Endings http://bit.ly/2azNIho  #writers #writingtips

How to Outline Your Novel in 11 Easy Steps http://bit.ly/2aJA1Yj  #writers #writingadvice

6 Tips on How to Reach Your Publishing Goals http://bit.ly/2aLEucW  Goals to keep you focused. #writers #writingadvice

Here’s why you need a fantastic author photo (and how you can get one) http://bit.ly/2aHoyYL  #writers #writerslife

12 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Book Cover Designer http://bit.ly/2aZY74v  Important! #writers #writerslife

Storytelling as a Narrative Medium

Storytelling is an oral tradition shared by every culture on Earth. It predates writing.

Street tellers would travel from village to village, thrilling their audiences and embellishing the story with each rendition. Their aim was to entertain, but also to educate, instill moral values, and preserve cultural customs.

I first became enamored with narrative storytelling at a local Renaissance Fair. The ragged performer gathered his audience to sit on hay bales placed in a circle around him. He then enthralled us with a magical story about heroes and dragons complete with exaggerated facial expressions and character voices. Afterward, he passed his hat for payment. Stories like his should never be free.

In this digital age, village storytellers are rare, but oral stories are not. Dramatic podcasts abound on the internet. My favorite is Welcome to Night Vale.

Audiobooks have gained popularity because you can listen to a book while completing other tasks. The majority of audiobook users listen in the car. That way, a long commute turns into an enjoyable ride. An interesting story becomes even more gripping with a good voice actor. I love Jim Dale’s performance in the Harry Potter books. He makes the characters come alive.

Enter audible.com, an Amazon company. Audible is the world’s largest producer of downloadable audiobooks. It’s easy to use. Just install the Audible App on your phone, MP3 player, tablet, or computer. You can then download and store any book purchased through audible.com.

My book, Alien Worlds, is now available on Audible. It is read by the esteemed voice actor Jennifer Fournier. Alien Worlds is a fast-paced science fiction adventure that takes you to eleven unique planets. It is safe for teens—no sex, no profanity—so you can listen without worry with the whole family in the car. Give it a try with Audible’s 30-day free trial. You have nothing to lose!

The face of a robot woman.

ALIEN WORLDS

Regular Price: $19.95

Free

With 30-Day Trial
Membership

Membership Details:

  • First book free with 30-day trial
  • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
  • Cancel easily anytime
  • Exchange books you don’t like
  • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel

 

Book Review – The Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a blast from the past. Literally. I’ve read many sequels that just rode on their predecessors’ boot strings and had no better reason to exist. I’m sure you have, too. I was afraid that would be the case here.

But no, The Cursed Child is a worthy addition to the Potter world. The story is fun and fast-paced. Every time I thought I had it figured out, it would veer in a different direction. It had some silly parts that younger fans will enjoy and many jokes, mostly at Ron’s expense.

Because The Cursed Child is in script format rather than a novel, it did not provide the rich, emotional experience I’m used to. In fact, there were a few scenes I simply could not visualize. But I have no doubt it would all be clear seeing it on the stage or, dare I say it, in a movie.

In any case, just having the opportunity to spend an afternoon with old friends in a world I love made The Cursed Child an enjoyable read, and I recommend the book to all Potter fans out there.

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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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

A Definition of Author Platform http://bit.ly/2an9PUU  What is the value of an author platform? #writers #indieauthors

Is Your Book-Marketing Up-to-Date? http://bit.ly/2asca1L  Stay on top of these growing trends. #writers #indieauthors

Behind The Scenes Of An Indie Author Business: Technical Architecture http://bit.ly/2asMiSr  #writers #writerslife

6 Secrets to Creating Great Visuals With No Design Skills http://on.inc.com/2afODgI  Great places for great graphics. #writers

How to Transform Your Story With a Moment of Truth http://bit.ly/29Zp5ck  Do’s and Don’ts according to Marvel. #writingtips

The Waiting is (One of) the Hardest Part(s) http://bit.ly/2ao1VZ3  #writers #writerslife

How to Make a Book using the Reedsy Book Editor http://bit.ly/2aiIwhK  #writers #indieauthors

Breaking Facebook Dependence—How to Create an Enduring Author Brand http://bit.ly/2a3eygd  #writers #indieauthors

How to Write a Horror Story – 6 Terrific Tips | Now Novel http://bit.ly/2aa9e67  Don’t be afraid. #writers #writingtips

How to Write a Good Third Person Biographical Statement http://bit.ly/2ak1cdZ  #writers #writingtips

#Werewolf lovers-get this box set #IARTG

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What happens when a bumbling nerd becomes a werewolf?

Cody Forester would like nothing better than to be a normal kid. Party with friends on the weekends. Maybe have a girlfriend. But those things aren’t meant for him. He’s a werewolf. And his powers are growing.

Join Cody’s journey with this three-book box set.

The Amazing Wolf Boy – Cody Forester plans to become a doctor. Instead, he becomes a werewolf. The first time Cody shows fang and fur, his parents ship him off to Loxahatchee, Florida, to live with his black sheep uncle. His revised career choice is social hermit. As the new kid, he makes more enemies than friends. His high school teachers label him a troublemaker. The whole town hates him. Except Brittany. She’s beautiful, with her eyes painted black and her lips dark purple. When Brittany discovers his secret, she tries to cure him using crystals, candles, and magic potions. Cody falls head-over-tails in love. But he can never tell her. Girls like her aren’t for him. He’s the amazing wolf boy. Astound your family and mystify your friends. While Cody moons over Brittany, a murderous pack of lycanthropes howls into town. They want Cody to join them. When he refuses, they kidnap Brittany and threaten to kill her at moonrise. Cody must master his untried superpowers or the girl he loves dies. Can he defeat the pack and save both their lives?

Werewolf Asylum – Sixteen-year-old Cody Forester is a werewolf. He lives in Loxahatchee, Florida, where his horrified parents banished him. He works hard at keeping his superpowers secret, yet the circle of people who know about him is expanding. Now a bona fide mad scientist is taking an interest in him. Cody learns that her posh werewolf retreat is actually a secret laboratory. Her inmates endure tests and torture to further her megalomaniac dream—while their unwitting families pay dearly in the hope of her finding a cure for lycanthropy. Cody doesn’t want to be her science experiment. Moreover, he doesn’t want to be taken away from Brittany, the most beautiful girl in the world. Brittany is the love of his life—even though she is no longer speaking to him. She wants a normal boyfriend. Desperate and alone, Cody faces the evil doctor. He has one chance of saving himself. Will his reckless ploy be enough to free him from her clutches? Or will he face certain death in the Werewolf Asylum?

Wolfsbane Brew – Cody Forester is a sixteen-year-old werewolf. He only found out six months ago, and already he is showing powers that Uncle Bob, his mentor, cannot match. His closest friends begin to think he is dangerous. Even Brittany, the girl he loves, says he is scary. Cody learns to keep his new abilities under wraps. Until another super-werewolf comes to South Florida. Vilk Bodark owns Georgia. He has a hand in a variety of illegal ventures: loan sharking, money laundering, gambling. He has police chiefs, judges, and even sorcerers in his employ. He conscripts werewolves by force—join or die. He wants to expand his operations to Florida—and he decides Brittany, a fledgling witch, would make a fine addition to his staff. Cody can’t defeat Bodark in a straight-up fight. He must take his new powers in a different direction—in ways that scare even him. If he doesn’t succeed, Brittany will be lost forever. Will his hidden superpowers be enough to save her?

Three complete books for less than the price of two!

The Wolf Boy Box Set is now available at kobo, iBooks, nook, and kindle.

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 @roxannesmolen for more tips.

10 steps to writing a book: 100 writing tips (Part 2) http://bit.ly/29I78f7  You have questions? Here are answers. #writetip

5 Pieces of Writing Advice You Should Ignore http://bit.ly/29mw2Cf  Here’s why the rules are baloney. #writingtips

How To Create An Ebook Boxset Or Bundle And Why You Should http://bit.ly/29mPCfn  #writers #writerslife

Harlequin Launches BookBreaks App for Serialized Stories http://bit.ly/29h1eiZ  #writers #indieauthors

A Great Interview Is The Best Way To Sell Books http://huff.to/29q5uk7  Tips on interviews. #writers #writerslife

Poetry Pamphlet DIY: How to Create Your Own Chapbook http://bit.ly/29hHAnr  #writers #poets

Story Setting Inspiration for Writers (When You Can’t Plan a Visit) http://bit.ly/29npXH1  #writers #indieauthors

How to Write Well-Developed Characters http://bit.ly/29mVipn  What are trope, cliché, and archetype frameworks? #writetip

Is This the Key to Getting Your Story into Shape? http://bit.ly/29rbHuz  Important information for writers. #writerslife

» The Shame List: Manuscript Publishers Who Always Charge to Submit http://bit.ly/29qvafT  Writer beware. #writers