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Friday Features #8


Thanks, Armin H


7 Reasons Why Marketing Less Might Improve Your Marketing Results by Daniel Sharkov at Reviewz ‘N’ Tips

The Declaration Every Great Writer Makes by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Great Writers Believe in Themselves (So Should You) by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut by Brian Clark at CopyBlogger

6 Ways to Never Run Out of Ideas by Ed Cyzewski at Rachelle Gardner

Words to Live By by Vanessa Jaye at Genreality

There’s Always More You Can Do by Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

Writing Websites I’d Like to See by Mooderino at Moody Writing

A Great Writer Takes Initiative by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Day Three – Initiate a Writerly Habit: Clean It Up by Suzanne at Transformational Editor

Why Rush To The End? By C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Crashing, Connecting, and Creating by Johanna Harness at Gem State Writers


I Ain’t Got No Body by Elaine Vets at Jungle Red Writers

Fact and Fiction by Leslie Budewitz at Mystery Writing is Murder

Writing Advice

The Joy of Discovery: Keeping Readers Hooked Through Story Revelations by Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story

What is the Story Behind Your Story? By Andrea Cumbo at The Write Practice

Hunger Games (9) – The Entire Story in Nine Sentences by Larry Brooks at StoryFix

7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel (& How to Avoid Them) by James Scott Bell at Writer’s Digest

Style Blunders in Fiction by Jodie Renner at Mystery Writing is Murder

What Makes a Great Final Sentence? By Ava Jae at Writability

Why Writing Books are Essential for Writers by Ava Jae at Writability

Signs Your Story Has Too Many Characters by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

Conquering the Cliché by Ash Krafton at QueryTracker 

Don’t Be Balanced by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

A Writing Experiment by Beth Revis at Beth Revis

A Call to Arms by Robin LaFevers at Writer Unboxed

Revision and Editing

None this week.

Build Your Author Platform

My Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

How to Respond to Negative Reviews by Beth Revis at Beth Revis’ blog

The Importance of Staying Flexible in a Changing Industry by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

Create a Guest Post Landing Page by Amy Lynn Andrews at Blogging with Amy

Author Websites, Branding and Copywriting With James Chartrand From Men With Pens by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn


What I Love About Being an Indie Author: I Can Shift Course on a Dime! By M. Louisa Locke at Publetariat

4 Steps to Making Your Own Book Trailer by Shannon at DuoLit

How to Launch a Book Without Losing Your Mind by Elizabeth S. Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

Grow Your Crazy-Dedicated Fan Base Through Reader-Centered Marketing by Toni at DuoLit

Hustling: How to Spread the Word About Your Work by Chris Guillebeau at Jane Friedman

5 Places to Find New Readers (And 3 Ways to Make Sure They Stick Around) by Toni at 30 Day Books

Author Branding by Allie B at Allie B Books

The Writer’s Guide to Making Google Your Friend by Catherine Ryan Howard at Catherine, Caffeinated

Building Blog Traffic: Anatomy of a Blog Post by Elizabeth Anne West at Indie Chicks Cafe


The Provocative Questions Indie Authors Never Ask at Wise, Ink

How Much Should I Charge For My E-Book? By Catherine Ryan Howard at Catherine, Caffeinated

New World of Publishing: Speed by Dean Wesley Smith at Publetariat

4 Ways to Think Long Term in Indie Publishing by Susan Kaye Quinn at Indie Author News

MS Word Formatting Tips for Kindle Direct Publishing & Mobipocket Creator by Scott Arthur Lewis at Cosmic Sake

4 Great Infographics about Self-Publishing at Ebook Friendly

Growing Popularity of Ebooks at Ebook Friendly

Kobo Self-Publishing Announced by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

13 Things You May Not Know About Agents by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Taking the Mystery Out of Query Letters by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Kobo Ebook Downloads Grow by 400% by Gary McLaren at Publish Your Own Ebooks

Why Writers Shouldn’t Be Paranoid About Having Query Critqued Online by Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

Typography in Kindle? Yes, We Can by David Bergsland at The Book Designer

How to Publish an Ebook by Gary McLaren at Publish Your Own Ebooks

What were your favorite links this week? What did I miss? If you found this roundup helpful, I’d appreciate it if you shared it! Thanks.

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Yesenia Vargas
I write books (now working on the second) and blog helpful tips for indie authors, book updates, and other fun stuff. In addition, I'm a copyeditor and proofreader. In my pretty much nonexistent spare time, I read on my Kindle Fire, attempt to stay active, and watch Netflix. I live in Georgia with my daughter and husband.

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