Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • August 8, 2016
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One of the most important elements of successful storytelling is writing craft.
The way that something is written can have a huge influence how successful it becomes. In this week’s blog we are looking into using successful writing craft as a tool for a successful book. A good or bad arc can be the difference between a bestseller or a book that never makes it to the bookshelves. Utilizing your craft and perfecting it is one of the best ways to get your book noticed:
Living to Write
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Some weeks in the publishing blogosphere the focus seems to be all on one particular topic. This week everywhere I turned it was on writing craft.
The Atlantic put out a story about a computer analysing 2000 stories and coming up with the six main arcs of storytelling. The most popular one involving a glass slipper. This is an interesting read.
Teleread has an interesting article on Amazon Author accounts and how to make sure that Amazon doesn’t close you down over something trivial.
The biggest children’s writers and illustrators conference is over for another year and a good time was had by all. Those of us who live
vicariously through the SCBWI LA16 Conference blog have got some excellent reading ahead with quick outtakes from every session.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section
Jane Friedman has a guest post from Jessica Strawser on 5 ways to keep writing when life intervenes. This is one of those thought provoking articles where you reflect on your writing life and think about your writing goals. Are they pushing you over the edge or keeping you from falling.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.