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How Pinterest Can Help Writers Write Better

Today’s guest post is by Piers Golden.

As you are contemplating writing a book, the thought of using Pinterest as a tool may not occur to you until after the book is complete.

While Pinterest is a great marketing tool for authors, you may be surprised to find that there are many ways that Pinterest can improve your writing, depending on the type of book that you are writing.

Let’s take a look at these.

Plotting and Planning

All books require research. You may be confident in your subject matter, but if you are going to get the details just right, you will need to make sure that you have the right information when you are describing locations, actions, and secondary characters.

This may seem like a minor issue, but these are the types of details that can throw a reader out of the story. As you are beginning the research portion of your novel, you may find Pinterest useful. Continue Reading…

8 Ways to Use Your Superpower to Market Your Self-Published Book

Today’s post is by Chandra Clarke.

You did it! Your masterpiece is done! You stuck to your guns and finished writing your book. You even took things one step further: you self-published. Congratulations! You’re a published author. That is a HUGE accomplishment. You deserve a glass of champagne (or a bar of chocolate!).

As great an accomplishment as this is, publication is not the end of your book’s journey. Marketing your book is the next key to its success.

But there’s one problem: you don’t know how to market a self-published book. Heck, you don’t know anything about marketing your book at all. But you do know how to do something: write.

In fact, this is basically a superpower when it comes to marketing—if you can write well, you can accomplish pretty much anything. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do to sell as many copies of your book as possible. You’re going to write your darn face off. Here’s how. Continue Reading…

Turning Your Writing Passion into a Clear Vision for Success

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at excerpts from popular past posts on Live Write Thrive.

From Sell Your Passion without Selling Your Soul by Matthew Turner:

You’ve just written “The End.” Quite possibly it’s the most poetic part of your entire novel. You’ve written 80,000 words, drafted scenes, character profiles, and emptied your brain of every last drop of inspiration. You’re done–both in terms of your story and your sanity.

This, simply put, is your baby. You want to protect it. You want to make sure people love it as much as you do. However, you also want to sell millions of copies. You want people to read your masterpiece, write glowing reviews, and look to you in awe. You want your art–your passion–to touch souls and help people.

Does this sound like you? If it does, you know there’s one giant problem. Continue Reading…

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