A self-published authors greatest enemy is budget! When you’re funding everything yourself, it can get really expensive, really quickly! These cheap and free book advertising tips will help you to keep your budget in check.
From the research that I did, I decided that self-publishing was the way to go, and I started looking into what I should do. I joined the help groups on Facebook, I read articles and I learned all about the right way to market yourself as an author. Then I did none of it.
Two writer friends and I have been working hard behind the scenes to create a podcast all about writing, storytelling and self-publishing! In each episode we will discuss a different writing topic and we’ll be joined along the way by other authors and self-publishing experts.
Dialogue is difficult – you’re creating spoken words in a written format. Any intonation, expression, pauses and voice breaks have to be described rather than heard, often making written speech feel emotionless.
Banish imposter syndrome when writing! While many can seemingly launch themselves into the world of writing and then shout about it with ease, many of us approach in more tentative, even timid, steps.
It’s useful is having a few different processes to fall back on. Variety is the spice of life but it’s also the spice of writing. It’s not as simple as “plot thoroughly” or “make it up”, there’s a degree of both, and lots of different methods within those.
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Once you’ve created your unique, complex and wonderful characters (see here for more information about how to create interesting characters) you need to form relationships between them. I don’t mean this merely in the romantic sense – your character relationships can be familial, platonic, rivalries or romantic. The first thing to remember is that likeContinue reading “Character Chemistry: How To Make Fictional Relationships Feel Real (With 3 Useful Writing Exercises)”