Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Share Your Books, Websites, Blogs

We all know sharing news and views extends promotional opportunities. So take a look at Margie McAllister's 10-Week Writer's Challenge now on Week Four.

The emphasis this week is on sharing information about your book but opportunities also extend to share websites, blogs, forums about writing and social networks.

The archive category is Sharing--Look at This. With lots of writers accessing the site, it could be a way of picking up a new reader or two.

The Resources page is growing longer by the week. Now all we need is another 24-hour extension to the normal day and we might manage to accomplish at least half of everything we would like to do.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Writing Contest for Unpublished Authors

Here's another reason to speed up your writing--the Novel Rocket contest for authors unpublished by traditional publishing houses.

l'm afraid I missed the Launch Pad announcement in January so the deadline for historical fiction has now passed. But there's still time to polish a manuscript for entry to the other genres with deadlines later in the year.

This is the third year of this contest designed to move authors out of the slush pile and help them connect to a traditional publisher.

Who Can Enter?

According to the rules: any writer not on the Novel Rocket tean who has never published a novel with a traditional publisher.

Journalists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction authors are all eligible as are writers with articles and even fiction in magazines.

Check it out here:

Monday, 14 May 2012

Writing Your Book

Writing Your Book is the title of a Kindle e-Book which is available to download free from Amazon until midnight tonight Pacific time. Written by Dan Poynter, it's certainly one to put in your library.

Worth its five star reviews, the book has a couple of poor reviews, not for its content, but for the glitch which stopped it being offered as first advertised on Saturday.

All is well now. The book is also available from Amazon UK

Just off to check it out.

Writing Challenges

The U.K. website WriteLink is growing in strength and popularity with its featured writing contests and challenges.

It offers cash prizes for its monthly and quarterly challenges. I am not a member but enjoy seeing what's happening there.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Writers On The Move: You Need What King, Grisham and Roberts Have!

Writers On The Move: You Need What King, Grisham and Roberts Have!: If your name isn't Stephen King or John Grisham or Nora Roberts you've probably already figured out that you need a publicist. That publicis...