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'




Publishing

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




Reviews

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!  



And finally....

Before I started this Self-Publishing thing I used to....

How to Write a Romcom in One Easy Lesson!





12 comments:

  1. I need to save this page, TT. Always useful to refer to it! (PS, my normal browser refuses to let me login, so I have to comment anonymously) Vallypee

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    1. I thought it was better than trying to save all the ones I think are good in tweets, Val! And I added those of mine that have had the best response. :)

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  2. Great list of articles, Terry. So useful to have them all listed together like this.

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    1. I am sure I will be adding more of yours, Alison! I must seek out the one about book blurbs, I remember that was really good.

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  3. You broke me! I went to check how many unread blog posts were in my Inoreader – more than 350 – and now thanks to this one I have more like 370. :D Thanks! (No, really!)

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    1. Ha ha! I no longer even try to read all, Bjorn - I think this is just useful to keep for reference :)

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  4. So Many useful links. Will pass a lot of these on to the students. Many thanks, Terry.

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    1. Thanks, J - hopefully we can stop a few newbies making too many dire mistakes!

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  5. Great list. I've now read what's wrong with all the dialogue my characters use. Will have to go back and review it.
    Now to move on to the social media posts.

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    1. Thanks, Liz - hope they come in useful, too!

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