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Sunday Wash-Up, 20th December

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details to my list.

Sunday Wash-Up, 13th December

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details to my list.

Including or Ignoring Action

Should you include action in your work or exclude it?

The answer? Well, it depends.

This post examines where three different authors for three different reasons have used or ignored action in their work. Action is not just James Bond or Lara Croft heroics, it is also the simple acts of walking across a park or [...]

Sunday Wash-Up, 6th December

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details to my list.

Are you hitting your goals?

…but it was not the subject matter that riveted my attention and caused me to pull the flyer from the stand. The carefully selected words literally shouted out to my scribbler within.
“Are you hitting your goals?”
Why are these five words so special? It is all to do with the target reader for the phrase and the message it is delivering…

Sunday Wash Up, 29th November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

Secrets of a Non-Fiction Blog Tour

Most writers are aware of virtual book tours for novels, some have taken a closer interest in them and some have run their own tour promoting their own novel.
But what if you are working on a non-fiction book?
Are Virtual book tours suitable for non-fiction works?
Jennifer Roland has asked these questions, found the answers and run a successful blog tour promoting her non-fiction book. Addressing a tight niche, in a technical market, her book’s marketing requirements are distinctly different from those of a fiction novel. If you are writing or considering a non-fiction work, then you will find her experiences most interesting.

Sunday Wash Up, 22nd November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

Secrets From The Deadly Intent Blog Tour 2009

In July I came across a blog tour that stood out from all the rest. At the time I was so impressed by it that I tweeted it out as a mark to measure yourself against when judging just how serious you are when promoting a published novel. The blog tour was the Deadly Intent Blog Tour and Camy Tang was the power house behind it. Covering forty five days it had over sixty venues, offered different content and used some innovative additions to the standard blog tour repertoire. All of this marked her tour as one that you can study and learn from.
Recently I was able to interview Camy about her tour and about the interesting extras that she included.

Sunday Wash Up, 15th November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.