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Think you don’t have time to write? Really…?

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This quote came across my email a few months ago and has been sitting on my desktop taunting me ever since. Today, my friend Joe Torres published THIS blog post for Phoenix Publishing & Book Marketing. READ it! You (and that book you’re still working on) will be glad you did.

Laura

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SUNDAY INSPIRATIONS: A writer never takes a vacation…

Sunday Inspirations. Send us your favorite quote, image, poem, idea … anything that has been helpful or inspirational to your writing process. If we love it, we may use it as is, or take the inspiration and modify it in some way. Give us a link to your website or blog and we’ll be sure to give you credit! Email inspiration@writemarketdesign.com or post your suggestion in the comment section below!

Here’s today’s inspiration: “A writer never takes a vacation. For a writer, life either consists of writing or thinking about writing.”

Eugene Ionesco

Laura

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Want more readers/buyers for YOUR book this holiday season?

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It’s what every author wants, isn’t it? More eyeballs on his/her blog. More likes, shares, and comments on his/her social media pages. More visits to their websites. What if there were an EASY way to do all of the above for a very affordable price point?

Enter the VIRTUAL Holiday Author Event.

This 10-day virtual event, running from December 1st through December 10th, is designed to do just that. Give reader participants an incentive to visit your blog, website, social media profiles and purchase your books. It starts Day 1 with a Welcome Party, where each author is introduced via their headshots and images of their book covers. The authors themselves are welcome to stop by this webinar and say hello in person!

On Day 2, we’ll host a One-Day Blog Hop, where we list each author’s featured blog post for this event, and encourage participants to visit and comment for the chance to be entered to win prizes.

Day 3 we’ll encourage participants to check out our authors’ websites through a Virtual Treasure Hunt. Each author will provide a question about his/her website that the participants must answer in order to be entered in that day’s drawings.

We’ll head into a 3-hour Facebook Party on Day 4, during which time participants can ask our authors questions about their books and writing process. Every comment or share on the event page will get the participant an entry into that day’s drawings.

Day 5 is all about video – the fastest growing segment of the Internet – with Videos R US. We’ll post links to our authors’ videos (whether on YouTube, Vine, another video platform, or their own websites) and encourage our participants to make comments on the videos in order to be entered into that day’s drawings.

On Day 6, we’ll offer the option for our authors and participants to join any of three Author Tweet Chats (9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 p.m. PST). This is fun of the fast and feverish variety, as participating authors field questions they can answer in 140 characters.

The Day 7 event will require a little creativity on the part of the authors as we feature Infographic Mania. We’ll encourage our participants to comment on and rePin our authors’ infographics on their various Pinterest pages.

For Day 8, we’ll jump into Periscoping, via the new and SUPER-easy Twitter video app. Each author’s cover will be featured and participants will share the love by sending hearts and/or commenting while the video is streaming live.

On Day 9, we’ll focus on the Instagram Word Jumble, where the participants will put on their puzzle-solving hats to answer a word scramble presented through the titles on the authors’ book covers.

Beyond the daily event fun, we’ll also have a Cover Contest and a First Chapter Contest – which the reading public will judge. For voting in the contests, they’ll be entered to win copies of the winning books and T-shirts featuring the winning books’ covers.

Day 10 will then offer a Wrap-Up Party where we announce the Cover Contest and First Chapter Contest winners, give away great prizes, and conclude our amazing 10-day event.

Sound like fun? Whether you participate in just one event or join us for all 10 days, the Virtual Holiday Author Event promises to give you great exposure for yourself and your book(s), starting at just $35 for the first title. It’s just $10 per each additional title and $10 to enter either contest. There is no place on the web where you can beat this exposure right before the holidays! And if you know other authors who might like to join us, be sure to register as a Holiday Author Event affiliate, so you can make a little extra holiday spending cash for every author you refer who signs up.

Come share in the fun. You’ll be glad you did!

Marcie in winter

 

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I don’t typically reblog anything. Much prefer guest posts and to actually write a post that features another post. But this one is good – really good. A MUST-READ for any author, writer, creative, person who has ever let Life-with-a-capital-L get in the way of his/her progress. Thanks for an amazing post, Shanan!

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There’s no such thing as “ready”

by Shanan Winters

Welcome to November! By the time this post goes live, we’ll be one-third of the way into the month, and another several days closer to the end of 2015.Where did this year go? Am I right?

November is a big month for many fiction writers – National Novel Writer’s Month (or what are you waitng forNaNoWriMo, as it’s more famously called) – kicks off on November 1st and continues through the end of the month. For those unaware, NaNoWriMo challenges us fiction writers to put down 50,000 (or more) words in a single month.

According to Chuck Wendig, this is a normal goal. It is attainable and perpetually sustainable no matter what month we’re in. Many of his points are spot-on, and the overall article provides a fairly comprehensive survival guide for pounding out a fairly large word count.

There are countless…

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SUNDAY INSPIRATIONS: What I see and what I feel…

Sunday Inspirations. Send us your favorite quote, image, poem, idea … anything that has been helpful or inspirational to your writing process. If we love it, we may use it as is, or take the inspiration and modify it in some way. Give us a link to your website or blog and we’ll be sure to give you credit! Email inspiration@writemarketdesign.com or post your suggestion in the comment section below!

Here’s today’s inspiration: “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

Hemingway quote

Laura

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