Writing Wednesdays: 3 YouTubers to Watch if You Want to Write and Publish

Writing Wednesdays - 3 YouTubers to Watch if You Want to Write and Publish

As you’ve probably guessed by the title, today I’m going to share with you three of my favorite YouTube channels that offer advice on writing and publishing. This isn’t a Top 3; I’m listing them in a random order.

Just a note before we start: I have no contact with these authors and I don’t know how they’d feel about me using their avatars in this post, so I’m not going to include their pictures.

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Okay.

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What is The Basic Marketing Bundle by Pagan Malcolm

Usually, when I give a shout-out on my blog, it’s to a book (or occasionally a bookish event), but today it will be to something a bit different. For starters, it’s not a book; it’s also not Fiction, which is usually what I advertise here. It’s a bundle of spreadsheets, designed to help you market your own Fiction or Non-Fiction book.

The Basic Marketing Bundle by Pagan Malcolm

The Basic Marketing Bundle is a collection of sixteen spreadsheets (I’ll list them below) which their creator – Pagan, has sorted into four categories: Book Review (designed to help you get reviews on your book), Launch Day (to help with your book launch), Mailing List Continue reading

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips – A List of ALL Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on Wattpad) - A List

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.

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What I Think about Get Your Book Selling by Monica Leonelle

Get Your Book Selling - Growth Hacking for Storytellers, Book 7 by Monica Leonelle

Get Your Book SellingGrowth Hacking for Storytellers, Book 7

Themes & Genres: marketing guide, publishing

Blurb:

How do you build a book series or an author career without having to rely on the latest marketing schemes, tricks, or hacks?

Get Your Book Selling focuses on marketing strategy over tactics. You’ll learn:
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My To Review in July List

When I started doing book reviews on my blog, I decided to do at least one per month and I usually did just one. However, with the exception of January, this year has seen me review two or even three books per month. And this July?

I have three scheduled – two Fiction books and one guide – but, as always, a new ARC might pop up later on.

So which books are up for review this month?

FICTION:

The Magpie Lord – A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

The Magpie Lord - A Charm of Magpies, Book 1 by K.J. Charles

Author: K.J. Charles

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Historical Romance, Victorian, magic

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry Continue reading

The Importance of Knowing Who You Are (a.k.a. Author Branding) – Guest Post by Michelle Jo Quinn

The Importance of Knowing Who You Are (a.k.a. Author Branding)

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by Michelle Jo Quinn

Disclaimer: I am not an expert.  Everything you will read here is through my own experiences, and what I’ve heard and read from other authors and online.

About two and a half years ago Continue reading