Posts Tagged With: research

Looking Back

A wonderful new author recently emailed me after reading Compulsively Writing Fiction, my free ebook on Smashwords, and asked me what I would recommend for a burgeoning author to read before embarking on the scary world of publishing. What would you recommend if this question were asked of you? It felt really good to go back over my research to give a good, comprehensive run-down of my recommendations. Here is my list:

Some books I liked were:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/13037

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31138

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/37429

These are all free! But the ones below aren’t.

http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Like-Writer-Guide-People/dp/0060777052/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332905663&sr=8-1 (I found this one in ebook form at my library website)

http://www.amazon.com/Reasons-Your-Never-Published-Might/dp/B0048BPDRW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332906116&sr=1-1 (this one too)

and these articles were good:

http://jaynie2000.hubpages.com/hub/Publishing-Tips-for-First-Time-Authors

http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/guest-blog-post-%E2%80%98how-to-write-a-killer-character%E2%80%99-by-multi-genre-author-ditrie-sanchez/

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The Real Reason

So, the real reason I am blogging is to promote my writing, make it pay for itself at least, and help all you guys out there who are in the same position as me or not as far along. The thing is, that all my reasearch and blogging and developing a market for my books is taking time away from…guess what? Writing books. So today I am reminding myself and you to stop putting off your writing with endless blogging and research and WRITE! So there.

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