An Essential List Every Author Should Read

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I personally think it’s important that we do share this with our upcoming new authors. Being one of them myself it scared me half to death. But hearing the truth – and reading this list is still important – and it leaves me a choice. Do I want to continue? Or do I just look out for another dream?

 

 

 

 

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The 5 Biggest Self-Published Author Mistakes that Kill Book Sales

This is an excellent blog post when it comes to book sales. Easy mistakes to be done by self published authors.

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5 self publishing mistakes that hurt book salesIncrease Book Sales by Thinking Like a Publisher

by Kevin Wooden

To become a successful author you have to assume the roles of both writerand publisher, and that means thinking about book sales.Writer Kevin Wooden outlines the 5 biggest factors most self-published authors overlook, and outlines how to fix them and increase sales.

Most self-published authors don’t treat their work with the level of professionalism needed to truly have a successful book. To take your work to the next level you must view your writing from the same perspective as a publishing company.

To succeed in the wild west of the publishing space you needto combine your writing talent with a dose of business acumen. Luckily, this combo is less soul-crushing than you might think. Business can truly be beautiful when it enables you to sell more books, and connect with more readers who truly want to read more of…

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Using Dialogue to Create Dimensional Characters

This is a fantastic blog post about creating dimensional characters and effectively using dialogue, written by author Kristen Lamb. Well worth a read.

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So last time we talked about the basics in regards to dialogue and once we grasp the fundamentals—like proper punctuation—we then can focus more on elements of style. How we deliver the dialogue.

We can tell a lot about people by the way they speak. What people say or don’t say speaks volumes. As the writer, it is our job to understand our characters and to know who they are and how they think. We have to master the art of empathy. If we don’t, our dialogue will all sound like US talking. Writing, in many ways is a lot like method acting. We have to crawl inside the head and the psyche of our cast.

Not as easy as it might seem.

Dialogue done well is the stuff of legends though. Think of favorite movies. Why do we love them SO much? Very often…dialogue.

My name is Inigo Montoya…

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