Some people seem to think that blogging is quick and easy. That we, bloggers, just sit down, write something random and hit “Publish”. To get rid of this misconception – and to help people who want to start a blog, but don’t know how to go about their posts – I’m sharing with you my steps to creating blog posts, plus a few tips to help you with the process Continue reading
CC0… Wait, what?
CC0 is a license that can be applied to images, videos and songs. In short, it means that the creator/copyright owner is allowing you to get that image (or video, or song, etc.) for free. You can then edit it however you want and use it – again, without paying.
The images I use on my blog are CC0 (except for my avatar; it’s custom-made for me and I bought the copyright) and today I’m going to share with you where you can get such images so you can also use them Continue reading
Last week, I listed some sites where authors can upload their ARCs to reach a new audience, expand their email lists and get reviews, and where readers could find free and discounted books; today I’m going to list some sites that can arrange a book tour or blitz for an author and where a blogger can sign up to take part in those. These sites also deal with ARCs. Here they are: Continue reading
Since we are on the topic of blogging (check out last week’s Three Short Tips for Book Reviewers): I often get asked how I select what books to promote and review here. Sometimes the people who ask have a blog themselves and want to add new content to it, and sometimes they are just thinking of starting one; sometimes they are not bloggers at all, but are authors who wonder if I would feature them on the blog. If you fall into any of these categories, read on. In this post, I tell authors how to get in touch with me and offer bloggers a few things to think about if they want to include book reviews and promos on their sites.
I consider potential books for reviewing and promoting the same way as Continue reading
Last month, I told you that I’ll be starting Writing Wednesdays – a series, in which I give writing advice, sometimes in short posts, sometimes in longer ones. The first such tip – How I Wrote a Fight Scene for the First Time, was for book/story writers, but today’s shorties are for bloggers.
Short Tip 1: Continue reading
Last week I posted the hundredth tiny tip on my blog. It will be the last of a series that’s been going on for two years.
Does that mean there will be no more writing advice on my blog?
Of course not!
I’ll keep posting tips, just not in the TTWT format. The posts will be a bit longer and more detailed. But we are not saying goodbye to the shorties just yet. Today I’m posting a list of ALL one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips, sorted in categories so it will be easier for you to find the topics you need help with. The categories (in alphabetic order) are: Blogging, Characters – Names (tips only on naming your characters), Characters – Tips (tips on creating and developing characters; everything but naming them), Creativity/Productivity/Motivation (for the days you don’t know what to write about), Editing (editing and proofreading), Fans/Readers (how to connect to them, how to get feedback from them, what not to do to your community), General Writing Tips (tips that don’t fall into the other categories), Marketing, Titles, Wattpad (these might apply to other similar apps/websites). Some of the tips will only be present in one category and some will appear in several categories.
And now, for the list Continue reading
It’s been over a week since the end of the Wattpad Block Party – Summer Edition III, hosted by Kelly Anne Blount (@KellyAnneBlount) and as I promised you, here’s a list of my favorite posts, divided in two groups: educational and entertainment. In no particular order:
EDUCATIONAL Continue reading
A couple of days ago, I realized that I haven’t shared with you one useful thing that saves me time on writing and formatting blog posts Continue reading
Some of you probably write not only books, but also blog posts. After all, having a blog is a good way to find a new audience. Before they someone actually reads your post, they notice the site it is on. With that in mind, I decided to give you not one, but five tiny tips on what to avoid on your blog so you wouldn’t put people off it. Continue reading