Some books, Wuthering Heights, for example have a dark mood set on the first page. In The Accidental Tourest, the sadness, loss and dysfunction are obvious in the first scene. Mood, is it a single thing or is it a word stew of various aspects of story? Setting may be a quick way to establish [...]
When you have a clear picture of who your ideal reader is, it allows you to write specifically for them. But it also allows you to feel more connected to them and to write in a more conversational way. Because it’s less formal, it makes for a much more engaging book.
Wednesday's topic is going to be very simplified and is not meant to be 'taken to the bank.'
I ran across this article while researching something entirely different. So, I thought I would bring it to chat.
We should talk about Marketing. It starts with an M and we are in the Month of May. How do you put a blog tour together? Should you pay a third party to set up a Tour on your behalf?
If you self publish the formatting falls on you. Guidelines are available but you have to change your manuscript. Strip out headers and footers and page numbers. You have to reset line spacing, Chapter Headings and indentation. You have to make certain of your page breaks. And still, your finished project may end up in the readers' hands with totally distracting artifacts.
If you make your own book trailer do you know how to get permission to put music in? Where will you get your images? How long should it be? Where will you home the file?
Who needs to build a website? Do you know what to include? Who has a website? Is it up-to-date?
Tonight, we are going to have an open chat, bring your own topic and let's see what happens.
I believe you cannot do a revision without doing some editing. I think the two actions are symbiotic.