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If I'm planning for a "launch date," when should I upload my book? - Paper Raven Books
Picture this: you’ve got your book written + you’re nearly ready to launch! You’ve worked with multiple editors to make sure your manuscript is spotless. You’ve chosen a badass book cover. You’ve purchased your ISBNs and created your accounts to upload yo
Writing every day might actually be bad for your writing - Paper Raven Books
Feeling stressed by the pressure to write every day? I think needing to write every day is a myth! Check out the reasons why! | writing advice | writing tips | writing hacks | write a book | self-publishing | publishing | ebooks | blogging |
Every author needs a press kit that looks like this - Paper Raven Books
Have you written a book but are having trouble finding readers? You need to get our book into the spotlight! Check out this post on how to make it happen! | writing advice | self-publishing | book marketing | writing hacks | writing tips | entrepreneur | self-employment | ebook | write a book | market a book |
How to write through performance anxiety - Paper Raven Books
Do you have writing performance anxiety? You don't want your anxiety to keep you from writing! Check out these tips to write through your performance anxiety! #writingtips #writinganxiety #internaleditor | writing performance anxiety | writing anxiety | i
The Truth About Publishing Companies
Most people believe traditional publishing is the best route. And while that might have been true many years ago, as it stands now, most companies have a lot to improve upon. Publishing companies make authors sign over their legal rights, creative control, and access to much of the profits. However, utilizing a hybrid system between self publishing and smaller publishing companies, offers more profit, control, and guarantees the author their legal rights to their work.
How Long Does It Take To Create And Launch A Successful Self-Published Book?
I know, I know. A year? That can't possibly be true. And often times it's not because authors tend to get hung up in the writing phase of their project, as they overthink every sentence. However, it's extremely possible to finish your first draft in less than 6 months. Having a solid yet realistic timeline to take you from writing to launching will help make your dream of being a publishing author a shining reality before you know it.
We Do Judge A Book By Its Cover
Covers are essential to reaching your targeted demographic and actually selling your book. While designing your cover, you should spend time looking at other book covers in the genre or style of your's. You should see how they grab your attention, and how they make you feel. There's a lot of thought that needs to make your cover help you actually reach people that want your book, but once you understand the components of design and visual storytelling, you CAN make an amazing cover.
Why Do I Need Multiple Editors For My Book?
When you think editor, most people have an image of someone who goes through your book and makes sure all your comas are in the right spot. However, there are many different editors that all focus on different aspects of your manuscript so that it flows nicely, uses grammar effectively, and ultimately says what you truly want it to say.
How to Keep Your Legal Rights + Profits as a Self-Published Author - Paper Raven Books
One of the scariest realizations as an author is that you don’t legally own what you wrote. Those words you put all that effort into composing are now owned by someone else who can do almost anything they want with them. That's what happens when you sign
Which Social Media Platform Is Right For Your Book?
In our current day and age, social media is really one of the only effective means to cultivate an audience. And an audience is KEY to have your book be seen. However, with all the social media sites around it can be hard to figure out which one is best. Through figuring out where your core demographic will often be located and what media they respond best to, you can find and really connect to those who need to read your book.
How to Identify Your Ideal Reader In Order to Sell More Books With Less Effort
While still in the first draft of your book, you need to be writing for you and not an imaginary audience, after you have a solid foundation you NEED to know who wants to read this. This is essential for how you market your book during and after launch. You should figure out what covers work for that target demographic. Where they typically are found online. And how your specific book will help, entertain, or inform them. Find out what will make this reader stop and NEED to read your book.
How successful writers approach deadlines - Paper Raven Books
Here’s a secret for you: Successful writers don’t bend their lives around deadlines; they create their own deadlines that are tighter and harder to meet. And you can too! Check out this post to learn how successful writers approach deadlines! #writing #wr
Kick your writer's block in the next 30 minutes with 3 practical, proven methods - Paper Raven Books
Sometimes, you’re frustrated, can’t write, and just really need something right now that can get you back to writing. Here are 3 practical, actionable, proven methods to kick your writer’s block in 30 minutes or less. #writing #writingadvice #writingtips
Self-Care for Authors While Writing and Launching a Self-Published Book
While writing can be one of the most fulfilling experiences you'll ever have, it certainly can drain you if you're not careful. Becoming a published author is not for the faint of heart, and I GUARANTEE there will be times during the process when you think you can’t do it. But you CAN. You’re already started. Nothing is set in stone, so adjust your schedule as you see fit. Keep writing. Keep sleeping. Keep eating. Keep moving. Keep growing.The only way out is through.
How building your online presence could change your life and your readers' - Paper Raven Books
Do you believe writing can transform lives? The purpose of writing is to transmit your ideas to your reader and change their lives. Check out this post to learn how to make that happen! #writing #blogging #onlinepresence #digitalmarketing #writer
5 Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Worldbuilding | Kate Johnston | Writing Coach | Author | Editor
Writing prompts are a wonderful tool to help you loosen up your creative wheels and take them for a spin. Many writers love using writing prompts as part of their pre-writing ritual, while other writers will turn to prompts any time they feel stuck. Prompts can be used to explore potential story ideas, learn new writing techniques, and hone your skills. In this blog article I talk about why writing prompts can be so valuable and I provide 5 prompts to inspire your worldbuilding. #writingprompts
Writer's Notebook - Why You Need One
This is the ultimate guide to writer's notebooks. Learn what makes a good writer's notebook. Find out how to create your own writer's notebook. Plus get ten awesome inspirational prompts to start journaling right now. *** InkWell Spills Offers: Novel & Writing Resources || Novel Tools || Creative Writing Prompts || Bullet Journal Printables || Bullet Journals for Writers || Writing Freebies || NaNoWriMo Printables || Self Care for Writers
How to Fix 3 Terrible Scenes
Have you ever written a scene that feels off, and you’re not sure why? How do you fix it? Staff writer Gabrielle hands you the tools you need to repair your broken scenes and get them spinning along with the rest of your thrilling plot. #writing #writingtips #writingadvice
How to Build a Character Timeline
Do your characters fall flat? Lack purpose? Or just feel...blah? You need a character timeline! Character timelines help create an understanding of exactly who your characters are and what makes them important. Plus, they help you stay organized. Wondering how to create one for yourself? Read more...
Write Your First Book Draft in as little as 30 minutes a day | Mary Adkins Writer
Write your novel or memoir in as little as 30 minutes a day using my 4 Notebooks Method. It took me six years to write my first book because I made a few BIG mistakes that I see too many other writers making. It wasn’t until I built confidence in my writing process and started trusting my creative instincts that I was able to finish my book in two weeks.Six weeks later, I got an agent. Now I’m sharing everything I know with you #maryadkinswriter
Why You Shouldn't Worry that People Will Hate Your Book!
Are you thinking about giving up on your manuscript due to the fear that people will hate it when it's published? Stop, take a breath, and read this post! This short article will show you why you shouldn't worry that people will hate your book & give you a burst of writing motivation to encourage you to keep writing! #writingmotivationencouragement #writingfatigue #writingencouragement #keepwritingquotesmotivation