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?
I plan to carry this topic into at least two chats and to honor February Romance Month we will use romance genres as examples.
Let’s talk about the thousands of courses and books on the market. If we aren’t careful we may learn ourselves onto a blank page. Are Courses and How-to Books helping us or are they a distraction?
Most of the websites I visited for this topic agreed that a blog tour takes place in a limited amount of time and should be orchestrated around your release date.
We are going to talk about email lists. Should we start one? What goes into getting people to sign up? How can you increase your open rate?
Join us on Sunday so we can discuss the difference between a task and a goal and why each are important because I don’t think a goal can exist without its Tasks.
After market research I would take out another photocopied sheet and I’d note the who, what, when and where to send it. I’d put together a query letter with a paragraph to clearly show I had looked through past issues of their magazine. Sometimes I would mention an article well done. I’d put a note on the sheet of paper as the submission and SASE dropped into the mailbox. This is how I tracked my submissions. I’d make a note to myself when time ran out and I assumed I ended up in slush and went to the next publication on my list.
What makes dialogue believable? Strong dialogue often makes the difference between stories that catch an agent or editor’s eye and those that don’t. You want your dialogue to be among the best, which means you need it to be believable. Join us on Wednesday and we discuss 5 TIPS ON WRITING DIALOGUE While you are […]