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Writing for the Screen: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I tend to focus on writing fiction here, so I thought it would be good to change things up. This week, I’m looking at a form of writing with its...

Building a Scene: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Scene-building is one of the most important skills you can have as a writer, and yet it’s so rarely discussed. It can be easy to assume a scene is just...

Promotion Tools and Services: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Self-promotion is a key part of any author’s work. In today’s high-distraction, high-demand world, you need to make sure your promos stand out and catch your audience’s attention. And that...

Avoiding Common Mistakes: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Mistakes happen. Even the best of us will make typos, place a hotel in the wrong part of a city, put a car park at a sports stadium that doesn’t...

Collaborative Digital Marketing: Sell Your Books, Not Your Soul by Laurence O’Bryan
Posted by Laurence O'Bryan in , .

One of the many challenges facing writers in our new age of broken barriers and floods of books, is how far we all go with our self-promotion. Some of us...

Music and Sounds to Help You Work: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

For some of us, writing in silence or with the usual background noise of a house, library, or café can be challenging. I’m never really comfortable working in total silence,...

Interview Prep: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I’ve previously shared advice on giving interviews, but it’s such an important subject, both in terms of the work needed to prepare and how it can impact an author’s public...

Building Your Street Team: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

What is a street team? You might not have heard of the term, especially if you’re not familiar with marketing advice given to self-publishers. A street team is essentially a...

Finding a Place for Your Short Stories: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Short stories are an excellent way to hone your writing skills. With the right outlets, they can also be an opportunity to pursue publication and start building a back catalogue...

Supplementing Your Income: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

It’s difficult to earn a living solely from royalties. The market is crowded and highly competitive. Advances are down, or even non-existent. Royalties remain relatively low, especially for traditionally-published ebooks....