Posts Tagged 'strong'

10-Word Branding Challenge and 7 Free Sites to Promote Your Book

No matter what you’re selling, be it soap, cars, books or your talents, you need to define your brand. Here are a few highly recognizable brands:

Dove SoapStephen King's, The Green Mile

Ford Automotive

There is no question about what you’re getting when you ...

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7 Ways to Enhance Your eBook and 6 links to audio/video tools

I’m entrenched in all things editing, self-publishing and marketing these days. I love learning new things!

I’ve just learned a bit about enhancing your digital novels and non-fiction to make them fresh and more marketable.

Here are a few ideas, some of which I plan to try:

1. You know the biographies you write about your characters before you write your story? Shorten and polish them. Create a link in your table of contents or in the epilogue to a page of your ...

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6 Super Awesome Links, Pimp or Promote Friday and THE END

Do you ever read the ending of a book first? It’s a kind of quirky fun to see how it ends and try to surmise how the characters got there.

Then when you read through the story, you can rate yourself on how well you guessed.


Speaking of endings…I JUST WROTE ONE! Yes! I wrote THE END!

I finished my first ...

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12 Rules of Writing from Famous Authors and 6 Writing Links

The following respected and popular authors used these ‘rules’ to craft their own best-selling careers. The quotes showcase the authors’ voices and put a new spin on an enduring writing lesson.

1.  Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”. Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just ...

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Tips to Make Great Writing like Great Sex

I’ll try to put this delicately. Some days sex is like vanilla ice cream, some days it’s like mint-chocolate chip with a little chocolate syrup drizzled over the top.

And then there are those days when it’s a giant banana split with five scoops all different flavors, chocolate syrup, strawberries, pineapple and cherries, whipped cream and nuts!

It’s pretty much the same in writing. We have days when we struggle to keep our butts in the chair. We have days ...

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