Jan 27 2015

Using #writetip and #querytip to Express Myself plus a Book Review of Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson


Express Yourself Meme November image
This will be split into three parts. The first will include a review of a book I finished reading on Jan 11. The second part will include tips from the Fellowship of Fantasy Writers tour. And the third will be tips from me.

I’ve done this post using images so that you can PIN them for later reference.


Write Good or Die

My Review:

Scott Nicholson has created an excellent compilation of the blogged advice of himself and other several published authors. Cut down your research “how-to-write-better” time by reading this book.

It starts with a hilarious and visionary comparison of the craft of writing to the effort of Olympians. Then there’s the comfort that writing gets better with practice.

There’s the A to Z of the industry. The book hits on the harsh realities that come after finding an agent or publishing, and tells you how to get there.

By chapter 31, it’s clear that this book is aimed at indie authors who are ready to succeed with pride.

Chapter 33 does have a link to a site that doesn’t exist. Searching leads to a blog post from Feb 2012 that says it’s “coming soon,” a Goodreads group that hasn’t posted since 2012, and a rarely used Twitter hashtag.

Overall, this is a very good book, and I recommend that new writers take the time to read it.

Goals #writetip from the book Write Good or Die

Achievement goal #writetip from the book Write Good or Die

Tip about critics for a #writer from the book Write Good or Die

Humor funny but true #writetip from the book Write Good or Die

One minute synopsis #querytip #writetip from the book Write Good or Die

Distinguish your book #querytip #writetip from the book Write Good or Die

Marketing with #kindle tip from the book Write Good or Die

#writetip on #free #ebook from the book Write Good or Die

read something 'new' to you in 2015 and review it
#FirstReads book by an author that @JLenniDorner had not read beforeReading Challenge that is a goal of @JLenniDorner

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Fellowship of Fantasy Writers blog tour Jan 2015

Tips from the tour:

Jean Lauzier #writetip on the blog of JoElle Martin

#writetip Write what is in your heart, not what other people tell you to write. by Sarah Daltry on the blog of Deedee Davies

Robert Brooks #writetip on the blog of T S Rider

Tackling the Ultimate Demon: The Book Synopsis #writetip by DeeDee Davies on the blog of Quan Williams
 -Deedee Davies

movie trailer storytelling tip by Quan Williams on the blog of Renee Scattergood
 -Quan Williams

Danielle Ross #writetip on the blog of cb macgillavry

Maeve la fay #writetip on the blog of charlotte henley babb

Be thick skinned and open minded about constructive criticism. JoElle Martin #WriteTip on the blog of Lee Dunning
 -JoElle Martin

Make sure the buildings and building materials of your people are appropriate for the time, place, and persons that inhabit them. #writetip by T. S. RIDER

#writetip by @JLenniDorner found on the blog of RJ Mirabal

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Tips from me:

Writing motivation quote by @JLenniDorner

Fiction #writetip by @JLenniDorner


    • Jess on January 27, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    What great advice! I like the idea of a resignation letter. It could really make someone think!

    The book sounds great- for new and not so new authors. 🙂 I also like that you went through and shared the links that didn’t work. Thanks!
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    1. I figured I’d share my research. While reading, I couldn’t help but look things up. It’s still a really decent book, worth checking out.

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