Sunday, September 8, 2013

This Week on Books Direct - 8 September 2013

This Week on Books Direct - 8 September 2013

Here's a list of the articles you may have missed this week:

"Labor Day Flash Sale" - Brought to you by Bundle of the Week.
This week Bundle of the Week is bringing back the most popular bundles from the first quarter for special 24-hour flash sales! Now's your chance to get the bundles you missed at an amazing discount of 75-90% off each collection. But you'll want to check back each day to make sure you don't miss them again.

"Writing Workshop Basics: Editing" - Article by J.V. Carr.
When you're finally finished with your manuscript and feel like you have constructed a satisfying ending, you smile, give that manuscript a hug, call it a day, and go to sleep. The next day you wake up and reality hits. You have to edit, which is not always so much fun.

"7 Ways Twitter Sharpens Your Writing" - Article by David Masters for Write to Done.
Twitter is a blogging platform and a place to sharpen your writing skills.

Not everyone sees every post in their News Feed.
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One of the big literary inventions of the nineteenth century was one that transformed the novel-writing scene. Genre. Writers have to keep up with - and ahead of - the trend if they're to succeed.

"Read Now! Don’t Stop!" - Article by Stephanie Lee for Thought Catalog.
How many unread books do you have on your bookshelves?

"How to Define a Writer? Writers are This" - Article by Victoria Grefer.
Victoria thinks most writers have a lot of characteristics in common. These traits are a part of who you are and a part of what drives you to write. What do you think?

"Amazon MatchBook - the New Program in Town" - Article by Katherine for
On Tuesday, Amazon announced a new program they are calling Amazon MatchBook. Katherine address some misconceptions.

"The Author's Guide to Working With Book Bloggers!"- Guest post by Barb Drozdowich for Defrosting Cold Cases.
Barb discusses her new book designed to help authors communicate or work with book bloggers.

"How Do I Sell My Book on Social Media? Don't." - Article by Rachel Thompson for
Does social media sell books?

How do you make a scene dramatic and create tension?

"Top 10 Writing Tips For Authors From A Screenwriting Guru" - Article by Alex Strike for Where Writers Win.
If you want an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, or just want to improve your own prose, you'll enjoy these writing tips from Robert McKee.

"Telling the Truth in Writing" - Article by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones for Idea Creations Press.
The truth is, you may not want your character to have to go through difficult stuff, and this will hurt your story.

"3 Things Every Scene Must Have" - Article by Lorrie Porter for This Craft Called Writing.
Every scene has internal structure. Each scene has a goal, it requires conflict, and every scene has a resolution.