Writing, Promoting and Publishing: Things I have Learnt

Very helpful post about writing, publishing and promoting your books. Included are links to some great advice about self-editing and social media. Many thanks to Nicholas C. Rossis for sharing this.

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThis post was inspired by the Writers’ Digest blog column 7 things I’ve learnt so far and written as a guest post for Fabulosity Reads. The column features various authors, who list 7 things they have learnt so far, regarding writing, editing, inspiration, promotion and marketing. Here are some of my favorite ones, along with my notes!

read out your dialogue

Dialogue can be such a challenge. Do it realistically, and everyone will be bored to tears:

“- Hi!

– Hey!

-‘What are you doing?

– Erm, nothing much… Just… Give me a moment to finish up what I was typing… Yes, that’s it. Sorry, you were saying?”

When I started writing, my dialogues just didn’t sound … human. They seemed out of place, vague and monotonous; every person sharing the same voice. Browne & King’s Self-editing for Fiction Writing gave me a handy tip: read out loud your dialogues and see how…

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