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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS 2019 by Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
EDITOR’ S COMMENT: Dave consistently gives helpful posts to authors. This one is no exception. Perhaps the most helpful is examples of authors who have successfully used the different social media platforms. I encourage every author to take a look at Dave’s post.
Publish date January 22, 2019
ProWritingAid REVIEW: IS ProWritingAid BETTER THAN GRAMMARLY? by Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I confess I am a strong advocate of ProWritingAid. In my judgment it is an essential tool for any writer. Take a look and see if you agree or disagree with me.
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Publish date, spring 2019
THIRTY-TWO WAYS TO WRITE ABOUT FEAR by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I
know 32 of this and 104 of that. Enough to wear a body out. This one is different and is helpful reading . The author has taken the emotion fear and broken it down to physical reactions, body language and importance of fear in plotting. And, there is more.
BOOK REVIEWS & BOOK GIVEAWAYS: THE NEW LANDSCAPE by Brian Feinblum from BookMarketingBuzzBlog
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post lists 13 review and book giveaway links.
TOP TEN WRITING TOOLS OF 2019 from ProWritingAid
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The world is changing and that includes the tools used by writers. Tools include thingmajigs for the office, social media, scheduling, publishing, and of course, extra stuff.
Publish date, fall 2019
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EDITING EXPLAINED by Jim Dempsey from Writer Unboxed
EDITOR’S COMMENT: We have had several posts on the different types of editing. This post explains when each type of editing is needed in the writing journey.
THE TRICKY ISSUE OF POV IN MEMOIR by Sarah Channcey from Jane Friedman
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I confess I’d never given it a thought of POV in a memoir. Jane always publishes excellent posts. If a memoir is on your horizon, this is a must read.
ALL-IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CRAFTING A SCENE by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Scene construction is a subject previously posted in the Journal. It is always helpful to get new perspectives on the subject. Eleven considerations are listed to help achieve a successful scene.
Publish date, 2020
12 SEO TIPS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC AND SELL BOOKS by Lee Foster from the Book Designer
DOES YOUR COVER NEED A NEW YEAR’S MAKEOVER? by P J Parrish from Killzoneblog
7 SPINE-CHILLING TIPS FOR WRITING AN UNFORGETTABLE HORROR STORY by Anthony Ehlers from Writers Write
MORALITY AND THE MODERN WRITER by Clare Langley-Hawthorne from Killzoneblog
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WRITING by Elaine Viets from Killzoneblog
HOW TO CALANDARIZE YOUR BOOK MARKETING APPROACH by Dawn Reno Langley from WritersDigest
SOCIAL MEDIA THROWDOWN: FACEBOOK GROUPS by Julie Glover from Writers in the Storm
PUBLISHDRIVE LAUNCHES AN eBOOK PRODUCTION by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader