Writers Life

08 October

A New Way To Plot

Whether it be in elementary school when we wrote out first narrative essay or in college, we have likely all seen the traditional plot pyramid. However, have you seen the plot roller coaster? I ran across this and thought it was pretty cool. Fun to look at, of course, but also more detailed than the average representation of plotting. The Story Coaster

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I was astonished by some of this. Not that I believed that everyone was into reading books or anything, but this is scary. What do you think we can do as authors to help change this narrative?   7 surprising facts about books and reading in the USA.

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We have all seen at least a little of how books and reading have moved to online in the past decade. So, what about libraries? Librarians in the digital age infographic

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Ever feel like comparing the length of your books to some favorites? Well, don’t take it too harshly if you can’t match some of these enormous numbers. Infographic: How Long is that Novel?

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30 August

Using Snapchat

Snapchat can be a really fun way to connect with friends and family, but have you ever looked at it from a marketing and networking perspective?

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It may seem like you can just post at any time of day and get engagement on social media, but that is just not the case. Due to various factors such as jobs, time zones, and other responsibilities, there are peak times when people are on social media and interacting with posts. The image below walks you through the best times to post on each platform.

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I have talked to a lot of authors about what platforms they are using to market, and very few have mentioned one that is quite trendy right now; Youtube. Videos are the way of the future, and it’s time to get with it. Read below to see how.

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15 August

Social Media Tools

Authors and publishers love their apps and tools. You can never have to many, as long as they are all genuinely helping with your marketing. Below you will find an infographic containing several suggested tools for social media.  

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What is an influencer? Simply put, it is someone in your brand or industry that has a large and loyal following on social media. It is the person who tells people to go buy a pink shoe and they do it, who tells others a book is good, and they believe it. On the large scale, you can say Stephen King, Anne Rice, and JK Rowling are some of the greatest influencers in the writing

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