This Week on Books Direct -
15 December 2013
Here's a list of the articles you may have missed this week:
"3 Simple Steps to Writing a Successful Screenplay" - Article by Robert Baer for Speed Screenwriting.
Writing a screenplay doesn't have to be so difficult if you follow these three steps. These steps come right from the pros, Robert McKee, Syd Field and other successful screenwriters such as Mark Sanderson.
"How to Sell Your First eBook" - Article by Cosmin for Vivastart.
Vivastart takes you from the very beginning and teaches you how to properly market your eBook for a successful campaign.
"Why No One Is Paying Attention To You (And How to Change It)" - Article by Bryan Hutchinson for Positive Writer.
Everyone wants to know how to get more attention for their work, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes. The question you have to ask yourself is a simple one, and yet, it’s profound and can change everything. Are you willing to do what it takes?
"Don't Call It Fanfic: Writers Rework Their Favorite Stories" - Article by Lynn Neary for NPR.
When writers finish a book, they may think they've had the last word. But sometimes another writer will decide there's more to the story. There is one thing no one will ever know about these books: Whether the original authors approve of what has happened to their creations - or not.
"How Much Money Do Self-Published Authors Make?" - Article by Jeremy Greenfield for Forbes.
In short, not much.
"6 Grammar Points to Watch Out For in Christmas Songs" - Article by Arika Okrent for Mental Floss.
Understand the grammar in your favorite carols.
"What Are the Most Important Libraries in the World?" - Article by Mental Floss.
Wonderful libraries are everywhere, each one home to a unique collection of the world’s knowledge and history. The collections in these libraries, though, top the charts. Grab a bib, English majors - you’re about to drool.
"Have You Ever Considered Becoming A Pro Reviewer?" - Article by Charlotte for Thoughts and Pens.
What do you think of professional reviewers?
"12 Female Authors Every Woman (and Man) Must Know" - Article by Kara Nesvig for Thought Catalog.
Kara and a few friends put their heads together and made a list of the female authors that everyone needs to be aware of and the best places to start if you’d like to become more familiar with their work.
"In Defense of Crafting With Books" - Article by Amanda Nelson for Book Riot.
What do you think?
"How You May Be Sabotaging Your Gift to Write Words That Matter" - Article by Bryan Hutchinson for Positive Writer.
What if reverse psychology is one of the many tools doubt uses to cause you to stall, and even, give up? Let's find out what you can do about it.
"The Rise and Fall of the Lowly Period" - Article by Kevin Drum for Mother Jones.
Texting culture is bringing about its demise.
"The Ultimate Writing Resource Masterlist" - Article by The Writers Archive.
This is an ultimate masterlist of many, many resources that could be helpful for writers/roleplayers.
"16 Fantastic Gifts For Lit Lovers Who Have Enough Books" - Article by Isaac Fitzgerald for BuzzFeed.
A book-free holiday gift guide for the book lover in your life.
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