Distributing Free Books

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by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

It used to annoy me when I’d read about how important it was to offer a free book to readers for newsletter signups or as rewards for newsletter subscribers.

The advice was all well and good, but it rarely got into the nitty-gritty of it.  How exactly were we supposed to give away these freebies?  Surely I wasn’t expected to monitor signups and send out individual emails to subscribers?

The same problem would arise when I’d be invited to participate in group giveaways or when I’d need to submit advance review copies.

How was I supposed to share these files with subscribers or reviewers without manually sending them out? Continue reading Distributing Free Books

Twitterific Writing Links

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by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

A weekly roundup of the best writing links from around the web.

Twitterific writing links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 30,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers.

3 Steps to Write an Antagonist You Hate:  http://ow.ly/n2533027zLA @reagancolbert97

The English World’s Richest Prize for Short Story (Open for Submissions):  http://ow.ly/2n25302teCb @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

Instill the Joy of Reading and Storytelling in Children:  http://ow.ly/EYuE302lR5q @jemifraser @TheIWSG                Continue reading Twitterific Writing Links

Linear Writing

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by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

I mentioned last week that I enjoy hearing other writers’ book-writing processes.   I share a variety of writing-craft tips on Twitter because although something may not be useful for me, it might be useful for someone else.

But sometimes, I think, it’s helpful to hear how others write.  Although I’m pretty set in my ways with my process, sometimes I need to try something new.  And sometimes I think I need to try something new because I’m so set in my ways.  It helps to keep my writing fresh, even though I may be working on book ten in a series.

I read a post from writer B.E. Sanderson’s Outside the Box blog on linear writing … working straight through scenes to reach the end of the story.    Continue reading Linear Writing

Twitterific Writing Links

Twitterificby Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

A weekly roundup of the best writing links from around the web.

Twitterific writing links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 30,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers.

The Kindle “Delivery Cost” and How it Affects Writers:  http://ow.ly/q30H301U6Dg @RJCrayton

10 Tips for Beginning (and Expert) Poets: http://ow.ly/ATfX301VQN6 @hrhookwriter

“I Used to be a Writer”:  http://ow.ly/7igq301VQBr @TamsenButler  @WomenWriters          Continue reading Twitterific Writing Links