This is a guest post by Ronita Mohan. Ronita is a content marketer at Venngage, the online infographic and design platform. She is an avid reader with an interest in mystery fiction, history, graphic novels, marketing, and diversity. Twitter: @Venngage Top 8 Marketing Strategies Authors Can Use Now The book market is a crowded and busy area—if […]
It took me a longtime to realise that it was me that was dimming the way my blog stood out. This is the action I took to reverse it.
on Just Publishing Advice: It doesn’t matter what you write; you need the right writing tools Writing and publishing today is a long way removed from typewriters and carbon paper. The days of sending typed or printed manuscripts are over. Every word you write now is digital, electronic and published via the Internet, exchanged by […]
In my last post, I wrote that we live in a golden era for content marketing. But what skills do you need to take advantage of this new opportunity for writing? Do you have what it takes to apply for a job as content writer? This guest post by Tom Siani of Social Supplement answers just […]
by Angelica Hartgers When it comes to marketing your book as an author, it can be a scary thought to think about, especially if sales and marketing is not part of your skill set. As uncomfortable as it might seem, book marketing is a crucial piece of the self-publishing puzzle, and one that […]
When writing a book, plenty of effort goes into building our characters or working out our plots that sometimes the setting of your book world gets a little lost. This can happen if you’re afraid of bogging the reader down in too much detail, worried you’ll slow the pace by stopping to explain things, or […]
Ninjas can be everywhere! I just finished reading this boo, Ninja School Mum by Lizzie Chantree.
From the author:
“Obsessive-compulsive school mum, Skye, is a lonely elite spy, who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child. She tries hard to fit in with the other parents at her son’s new school, but the only person who accepts her unconventional way of life is new mother, Thea.
Thea is feeling harassed by her sister and bored with her life, but she suspects that there is something strange about the new school mum, Skye. Thea has secrets of her own and, although the two become unlikely friends, she hesitates to tell Skye about the father of her own child.
Zack’s new business is growing faster than he could have dreamed but, suddenly, he finds himself the owner of a crumbling estate on the edge of a pretty village, and a single parent to a very demanding child. Could he make a go of things and give his daughter the life she deserved?
When three lives collide, it appears that only one of them is who they seem to be, and you never know who the person next to you in the school playground really is.”
“Ninja School Mum,” was a nice book to read and it mixes love into the fabric of a story that I’ve never read before. I liked the British way of using slang and I googled some slang just to sure of what the words meant to convey. The characters are strong and LUCAN made me ponder the USA’s CIA. It is understandable that the two main female leads want to help their child and niece in learning how to help their kids from being bullied by a classmate. I leave it to the reader to find this part out as well as how the rest is woven into place. Thank you Lizzie for a book with plot twists and a well woven mesh of mystery.
Content Marketing is a fancy word for promoting a product or service using web content–i.e. writing. Unlike, say, Influencer Marketing, which uses celebrities and other influencers to market a product, content marketing is exactly the sort of thing that we, writers, excel at. I realized how big a part in marketing it has become when […]
Originally posted on Uninspired Writers: This week I’ve been spending a lot of time on query letters. They’re an essential part of your pitch to an agent/publisher, because it’ll be their first impression on who you are, and what your book is about. I’m by no means an expert on this subject, but I have…
It’s time for another one of my guest posts over at Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site. As one of their Resident Writing Coaches, I’ve previously shared: Continue reading HERE