Some great advice here. Thanks, Samantha
As a writer who has only really just discovered the joys of both reading and writing short stories, I found this blog from The Spellbound Librarian really interesting. I think you will too. via Five Reasons Why I Love Collections of Short Stories Heart of a Child opened up a whole new literary world to... Continue Reading →
I have never really thought about this
Everyone seems to have their own unique style of reading, so I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of the different ‘types’ of readers I know!
Once this readers starts a book they will retreat into their reading cave. You will not see this reader again until the book has been finished. Although in rare instances this reader might be spotted while darting out of their cave to gather food.
This type of reader thinks ahead and they are always prepared with reading material. They are ready to fill their daily commutes with their current book obsession. Free time is reading time.
A Book for Every Room
While some of us might balk at the thought of reading multiple books at once, some readers embrace the challenge. So much so that the more veracious readers of this type will have a…
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As a History writer, it would be remiss of me if I did not post on ANZAC Day. I do it every year. But this year, I am going to take a slightly different angle. Not because I want to - but because I need to. I turned my computer on to see the headline... Continue Reading →
I would love it if you guys take a good look at this group - Authors' Tale. They are the reason I'm here. via Our mission: to grow and learn, always.
Love the tips here. I do some of them – but I need to get email and a newletter happening
Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.
But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.
That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.
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I bit too scary for me – but a great idea if you just need to get your writing vibe happening again
I am always looking for new writing exercises to pass onto you fabulous writers. Writing can become very tedious, which in turn can force us to become stagnant. How many times can we sit down at the same computer, at the same coffee shop, and work on the same few pages? It will make anyone go a little crazy and will eventually bring on a nasty case of writer’s block. To make sure we keep our creative juices flowing, we need to switch up our routine a bit every once in a while. Maybe we take up a bench in the park for a few hours instead of writing under the dim light of our favorite coffee spot. Or maybe we try writing at night, versus during the wee hours of the morning. Or just maybe, we take a break from our current project and focus on some freestyle writing-…
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Okay - so you've gone through the blood, sweat and tears of writing and editing your novel. And now you have to get people to read it, be they a publisher or, hopefully, the reading public. So how do you sell your baby in a few words? I am not even going to pretend that... Continue Reading →