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Sunday, 5 October 2014

IWSG tips book

Congratulations to the IWSG Website on its one year Anniversary. In honor of the site's success, the moderators are compiling an anthology and invite all bloggers to submit their best tips in their blog post today.

The purpose of the book is to assist other writers on the journey, so we are looking for tips and instructions in the areas of writing, publishing, and marketing. It can be inspirational in nature as long as you provide a solid benefit. We’ve already received a lot of great entries–mostly in the area of writing–so looking for some good tips on publishing and marketing. Be sure to state which category, add a one line by-line, and permission for us to use it in the book.

Once you have posted on October 1, go to this page at the IWSG site and enter your link. Deadline for submissions is October 2.






My advice would be to switch off your internal editor while you are writing a first draft. There has been many a time I have thought: This is rubbish, no-one will want to read this and then stopped writing. 

Why is this a bad thing I hear you ask?
Because
1. it stifles creativity
2. it stunts your daily writing routine
3. if authors like Stephanie Meyer when writing the Twilight Series for example, had thought this those books would never have become the phenomenal success they became.
I for one am a great fan of them, despite thinking that if e.g. smelling blood was a problem for Jasper et al, then no way would vampires (albeit vegetarian ones) be able to exist in a school where accidents involving bleeding happen on a regular basis (e.g. the paper cut incident in book 2 which causes so much grief.)
4. to be good at something you must have experience and know-how which can only be gained by writing and reading lots.

So what are you waiting for? 

See post below about  reviews for the latest e-book of a blogger who writes and writes and publishes his stuff regularly...

4 comments:

  1. I won't go back and edit, but I do admit to pausing to find just the right word or correct way to phrase a sentence. That's really hard to turn off!

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    1. Yes I am terrible for thinking 'This is rubbish what I've written', when it may not be.

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  2. Hi Madeleine ... there's no point in evaluating your own work too early .. certainly some very good points here ...

    This book will be such a help to so many .. cheers Hilary

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