Saturday, 2 February 2019
Stacks of Useful Articles for Writers! #WritingCommunity #writers #WritersCommunity #writerslife
.... by me, and others. It's ongoing; I will add to this list as I come across new ones that are particularly good. As my original list has grown, I thought it best to sort them into sections to make it easier to find those that will be of interest to you. Just click the title of the article to read it. Hope they help!
ps, if you have come across another article that really helped you, please add the URL in the comments, and I will take a look at it with a view to adding it. Thanks!
Debut Author Advice
What to do if you have just decided to write a book by Lucy Adams on Nicholas Rossis' blog.
My Review of Back to Creative Writing School by Bridget Whelan
Dos and Don't for First Time Novelists
Ten Miscellaneous Tips for Debut Writers
7 Myths That Can Hold New Writers Back
Three Mistakes New Writers Are Still Making
Not another 'how to write' article ~ but it many help new authors
A basic guide to marketing your book by Leonard Tillerman
Editing and proofreading
Content Edit by Linda Acaster
The Five Most Common Errors to Avoid in your Writing by Alison Williams
All you need to know about Proofreading by Julia Gibbs
Authors - please choose your editor CAREFULLY by Alison Williams
General Writing Advice
Do your characters talk too much? by Anne R Allen
How to Handle Writers' Block by Alexandria Szeman
What Reading Has Taught Me About Writing
Three Writing Rules to Disregard by Benjamin Dreyer
Stephen King's 10% rule and the Secret Power of the Delete Button by Anne R Allen
The Grammatical Error That Even The Most Intelligent People Make
Turning Your Back On The 'Rules'
How to Self-Publish an ebook by Alison Williams
Read This Before Signing With A Small Independent or 'Hybrid' Publisher
It's A Jungle Out There - article about vanity publishers, by Alison Williams
New Writing Scams to watch out for in 2019 by Anne R Allen
Self-Publishing and the Snobbery Issue by Alison Williams
Why Self-Publishing is a Creative Choice, not a Last Resort
Yes, We Do Judge A Book By Its Cover by Alison Williams
Writing a Blurb by Alison Williams
Book Blurbs: As Hard as Writing the Book Itself?
The Only Post You Need To Read About Getting That Novel Finished
My review of Getting Book Reviews by Rayne Hall
Ten Reasons Your Book Is Getting Ignored by Book Bloggers by Rosie Amber
What Does A Book Blogger Actually Do? by Leonard Tillerman
How To Deal With Bad Reviews
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Bad Reviews by Alison Williams
Authors Reviewing Authors - it'a a Minefield!
(what to do if you're expected to review a friend's book and it's... just not that great)
Writers and Social Media
The Scourge of Auto DMs (Twitter) by Lisette Brodey
Basic Tips For Writers Using Social Media For The First Time
How to Get the Best out of Twitter - please note, whereas the principles remain the same, the occasional bit of practical info may be out of date, as these articles were written in 2016.
How to change your Twitter handle by Alison Williams
My review of Twitter for Writers by Rayne Hall
5 No Good Reasons Authors Resist Marketing by Rachel Thompson
Had to include this, though it is for book bloggers rather than writers:
Advice for new book bloggers by Mrs Bloggs
Boost Your Blog/Social Media: services provided by Suzie Speaks - I wouldn't post a link to services of this type without personal experience, but Suzie is currently running a social media site for me (not Twitter, I hasten to add), and I can most definitely recommend!
Before I started this Self-Publishing thing I used to....
How to Write a Romcom in One Easy Lesson!