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#Indie #Writers #Authors Our ✨Virtual Book Festival✨ is Coming and It’s Crafted JUST for YOU! 📚📚📚 #IndependentPublishing #SelfPublishing #amWriting #WIP #WritersLife #Book #Books #BookBlogger #Contest

Self-Published/Independent Authors & Writers;

This is the start of something NEW.

Something that will be valuable to writers EVERYWHERE!

Something that will take place TWICE a year….from now on!

Marketing Your Self-Published/Independently-Published Book is key to success as an Independent Writer and Author. Can anyone say, “Duuuuhhhhh?”

quhz

Getting your books SEEN and NOTICED is almost just as important as making sure you have a beginning, middle, and ending of your story! The thing is most Self-Published/Independently-Published Authors and Writers are unable to market their books the way they would like to for a variety of reasons may that be a lack of knowledge about marketing or lacking the resources to take advantage of to advance their “bound baby”! (Get it? Huh? Huh? Get it? Cause books are “bound” and their our “babies”!! 😂)

Well, marketing your book should NEVER feel like a chore AGAIN and The Writer’s Block (and our affiliates) want to help you get that book off the ground to be seen and more importantly remembered by the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS!

Thusly, I would like to reveal to you a Virtual Book Festival for Self-Published/Independently-Published Writers and Authors!

Guys and Gals of that community this is for you!

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The Writer’s Block Book Festival is a Bi-Annual VIRTUAL WRITERS EVENT that we want to offer to you the chance to:

Gain more knowledge about navigating the industry as an Indie whether your are an Indie Self-Published or an Indie under an Independent Publisher, communicate/connect with other visionaries and creators such as yourself, and have the opportunity to win up to $2,000 worth of BOOK MARKETING customized just for your story!!

During each Bi-Annual Virtual Book Festival we will have Three (3) BIG Winners and all submitters/attendees will have access to valuable, teachable, and encouraging material crafted just for writers living in the #WritersLife!

~~~

Gifts & Prizes by Award Category ~

Grand Prize (The Nobel Prize):

• Paid Twitter Promotion for their Book

• Blog Tour with Ten (10) Standout Book Bloggers

• Book Review from a Well-known BookTuber

• Multiple Author Interviews on Standout Writer’s/Book Podcasts

• A customized/epic/vivid Promotional Book Trailer with a soundtrack and Dream Cast representing your story

• Manuscript Editing Services at your disposal

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Extensive social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

2nd Place Prize (The Pulitzer Prize):

• Manuscript Proofreading/Assessment Services

• A Blog Tour with Five (5) Standout Book Bloggers

• A customized/epic/vivid Promotional Book Trailer with a Soundtrack and Dream Cast representing your story

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Extensive social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

3rd Place Prize (The Costa/Hogg Prize):

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

Virtual Book Festival Organizer Ivana and judges, together, will offer feedback on each and every submission!! (Even those that do not score the win because we still want to offer writers as much help as we can to get them closer to success!) *We withhold the right to refuse feedback on certain submissions under special circumstances.

Virtual Book Festival Schedule/Timeline:

2018/2019 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on December 1, 2018

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on February 1, 2019

The Day of the Virtual Festival is May 1, 2019

2019 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on June 1, 2019

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on August 1, 2019

The Day of the Virtual Festival is November 1, 2019

2019/2020 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on December 1, 2019

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on February 1, 2020

The Day of the Virtual Festival is May 1, 2020

*Submission Requirements

  • Email your Complete Manuscript of Novel length (i.e. 60,000 words or more) in .doc or .docx format.
  • Email with your Manuscript Submission MUST ALSO include your Name/Pen Name, Social Media Information, Email Address, and Mailing Address.
  • $25 Submission Fee which can be paid via our secure PayPal Invoice which will send to you after receiving your email!

We look forward to reading your Manuscripts and announcing the future winners!!

*The Writer’s Block explicitly recommends never showing or sharing your story or stories with any party, including us, without first getting Copyrighted with the United States Copyright Office at Copyright.gov to protect your creative work! 😉

*Attendance Admission

  • Email with your Name/Pen Name, Social Media Information, Email Address, and Mailing Address.
  • $25 Attendance Fee which can be paid via our secure PayPal Invoice which we will send to you after receiving your email!

~ The Novelette 🖤📚

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Uncategorized · Virtual Book Festival

✨CONFIRMED: Dave Pezza (@dpezza02) of @NovelClassPod as a Judge & Contributor for The Writer’s Block Virtual Book Festival!✨ #VirtualBookFestival #Writers #Authors #IndieWriters #IndieAuthors #WritersLife

Writers and Authors;

The Writer’s Block Virtual Book Festival, which seeks to offer Independently Published and Self-Published Authors gifts and tools to help them get towards publishing success and will take place completely online, is THRILLED to begin announcing the CONFIRMED contributors to our GLOBAL WRITERS EVENT!

The second contributor to be announced is: DAVE PEZZA! Dave has agreed to be one of our JUDGES to help select the standout Manuscripts, that will be submitted to our festival between the months of December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019, to find our three (3) lovely winners! As the host of the writer’s podcast, Novel Class, Dave has also offered to give one of our winning Winners a GUEST SPOT on a future episode of Novel Class Podcast to talk about their Manuscript and select the next Novel Class Podcast novel to praise and critique!

Meet Dave!

F55BEB69-5EB1-49CD-A91A-4428E1DFE4CEDave is a Writer, contributor to Writer’s Bone, and the host of the Novel Class Podcast the first spinoff from the awesome Writer’s Bone Podcast which offers a wealth of writer’s information through author interviews, writer’s life discussions, and book critiques.

The Novel Class Podcast is a monthly podcast described as the newest and nerdiest friend to writers and authors! Offering friendly banter between book lovers (who are described as mostly sober ☺️), Novel Class Podcast quite  uniquely doubles as a podcast and a book club critiquing a different book that the hosts and the audience read together each month. Welcoming praise, critique, and book recommendations from listeners, Novel Class Posdcast is an interactive podcast perfect for those who love hearing about Novels and discussing and reviewing all their best qualities.

Follow Novel Class Podcast @NovelClassPod and visit their website here!

So, happy to have you on board, Dave and Novel Class Podcast, and look forward to collaborating together! 🤗

~ The Novelette

Uncategorized · Virtual Book Festival

✨CONFIRMED: Jessica Royce Fischoff (@JRoycePoet) as a Judge for The Writer’s Block Virtual Book Festival!✨ #VirtualBookFestival #Writers #Authors #IndieWriters #IndieAuthors #WritersLife

Writers and Authors;

The Writer’s Block Virtual Book Festival, which seeks to offer Independently Published and Self-Published Authors gifts and tools to help them get towards publishing success and will take place completely online, is THRILLED to begin announcing the CONFIRMED contributors to our GLOBAL WRITERS EVENT!

The first contributor to be announced is: JESSICA ROYCE FISCHOFF. Jessica has agreed to be one of our JUDGES to help select the standout Manuscripts, that will be submitted to our festival between the months of December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019, to find our three (3) lovely winners!

Meet Jessica!

9D21666A-95CB-41C5-B382-C0E151FCBFBFJessica is the Managing Editor or PANK Magazine a resource to writers around the world which offers a platform for innovative voices particularly in poetry and prose! Jessica also writes beautiful and inspiring poetry some of which you can find on her social media pages! She is also an Assistant Editor for Diodeed Editions an international Independent Press. This November she will be a feature writer at Carlow University’s Red Dog Reading Series and is also a talented cellist!

So, happy to have you on board, Jessica, and look forward to collaborating together! 🤗

~ The Novelette

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How To Format A Pretty Ebook Using Scrivener.

Writers, Indie Writers, Authors, and Indie Authors if you need a helpful guide to turning your Manuscript into an eBook without the help of a publisher here is Step-by-Step guide to doing just that! If you go indie know that you can do it all as indie!! 👌🏽👌🏽

Holly Evans

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Formatting books can be so intimidating, and it’s something that I complain about (I find it boring!). It doesn’t have to be difficult though. Scrivener makes things nice and easy for you.

This is my nice easy guide to producing pretty ebooks. Please note that I’ve tweaked my Scrivener quite a bit so it will look different to yours. That will not affect this guide. All the key bits are still where they should be.

What you’ll need:

A copy of Scrivener (my version is Windows so may look a little different to yours if you’re using a mac).

A word doc copy of your manuscript – You can skip a couple of steps if you have it ready to go in Scrivener.

I’ll be using a couple of different projects for this each in different stages, just to make my life a little easier. 🙂

Step one.

Open up…

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NaNoWriMo Crash Course!

Writers, Indie Writers, Authors, and Indie Authors give this Crash Course to NaNoWriMo a look by Indie Author Holly Evans!!! Happy Halloween and Happy Writing!!! 🖋📚🤗

Holly Evans

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a couple of days away. I’ve won it a bunch of times but I’m not officially doing it this year. I mean, I kinda am, I guess? I’m a ghost writer, so I write 60k in two weeks for that.

That means that I know how to write 50k in 30 days 😉

I’ve written posts for NaNoWriMo in the past so I’ll link those at the bottom. This is my quick crash course.

Outlining vs pantsing:

You will have a better chance of hitting your goals if you outline. Having an outline means you are far less likely to write yourself into a corner, or have a couple of days flailing because ‘ack!! what do I write next!?’.

Of course you can do it pantsing, but it’ll be easier if you have an outline.

Finding the time:

Honestly, this is all on you. I…

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The Writer’s Block ~ Virtual Book Festival

Self-Published/Independent Authors & Writers;

This is the start of something NEW.

Something that will be valuable to writers EVERYWHERE!

Something that will take place TWICE a year….from now on!

Marketing Your Self-Published/Independently-Published Book is key to success as an Independent Writer and Author. Can anyone say, “Duuuuhhhhh?”

quhz

Getting your books SEEN and NOTICED is almost just as important as making sure you have a beginning, middle, and ending of your story! The thing is most Self-Published/Independently-Published Authors and Writers are unable to market their books the way they would like to for a variety of reasons may that be a lack of knowledge about marketing or lacking the resources to take advantage of to advance their “bound baby”! (Get it? Huh? Huh? Get it? Cause books are “bound” and their our “babies”!! 😂)

Well, marketing your book should NEVER feel like a chore AGAIN and The Writer’s Block (and our affiliates) want to help you get that book off the ground to be seen and more importantly remembered by the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS!

Thusly, I would like to reveal to you a Virtual Book Festival for Self-Published/Independently-Published Writers and Authors!

Guys and Gals of that community this is for you!

ssl1

The Writer’s Block Book Festival is a Bi-Annual VIRTUAL WRITERS EVENT that we want to offer to you the chance to:

Gain more knowledge about navigating the industry as an Indie whether your are an Indie Self-Published or an Indie under an Independent Publisher, communicate/connect with other visionaries and creators such as yourself, and have the opportunity to win up to $2,000 worth of BOOK MARKETING customized just for your story!!

During each Bi-Annual Virtual Book Festival we will have Three (3) BIG Winners and all submitters/attendees will have access to valuable, teachable, and encouraging material crafted just for writers living in the #WritersLife!

~~~

Gifts & Prizes by Award Category ~

Grand Prize (The Nobel Prize):

• Paid Twitter Promotion for their Book

• Blog Tour with Ten (10) Standout Book Bloggers

• Book Review from a Well-known BookTuber

• Multiple Author Interviews on Standout Writer’s/Book Podcasts

• A customized/epic/vivid Promotional Book Trailer with a soundtrack and Dream Cast representing your story

• Manuscript Editing Services at your disposal

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Extensive social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

2nd Place Prize (The Pulitzer Prize):

• Manuscript Proofreading/Assessment Services

• A Blog Tour with Five (5) Standout Book Bloggers

• A customized/epic/vivid Promotional Book Trailer with a Soundtrack and Dream Cast representing your story

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Extensive social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

3rd Place Prize (The Costa/Hogg Prize):

• Author Interview on The Writer’s Block blog

• Social media shoutouts

• A Stylish Shepherd’s Hook Bookmark for your quiet time with a good read!

Virtual Book Festival Organizer Ivana and judges, together, will offer feedback on each and every submission!! (Even those that do not score the win because we still want to offer writers as much help as we can to get them closer to success!) *We withhold the right to refuse feedback on certain submissions under special circumstances.

Virtual Book Festival Schedule/Timeline:

2018/2019 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on December 1, 2018

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on February 1, 2019

The Day of the Virtual Festival is May 1, 2019

2019 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on June 1, 2019

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on August 1, 2019

The Day of the Virtual Festival is November 1, 2019

2019/2020 Season

We begin accepting Manuscript submissions on December 1, 2019

We stop accepting Manuscript submissions on February 1, 2020

The Day of the Virtual Festival is May 1, 2020

*Submission Requirements

  • Email your Complete Manuscript of Novel length (i.e. 60,000 words or more) in .doc or .docx format.
  • Email with your Manuscript Submission MUST ALSO include your Name/Pen Name, Social Media Information, Email Address, and Mailing Address.
  • $25 Submission Fee which can be paid via our secure PayPal Invoice which will send to you after receiving your email!

We look forward to reading your Manuscripts and announcing the future winners!!

*The Writer’s Block explicitly recommends never showing or sharing your story or stories with any party, including us, without first getting Copyrighted with the United States Copyright Office at Copyright.gov to protect your creative work! 😉

*Attendance Admission

  • Email with your Name/Pen Name, Social Media Information, Email Address, and Mailing Address.
  • $25 Attendance Fee which can be paid via our secure PayPal Invoice which we will send to you after receiving your email!

~ The Novelette 🖤📚

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When You Should Add Background to Your Story (and How Much)

A Writer's Path

by Christopher Slater

Just the other day I was watching a movie with my wife. I thought that the movie had potential, but I kept getting really confused during a good portion of it. Terminology, technology, concepts, and relationships that I didn’t understand or had never heard of kept popping up. I was getting lost in trying to figure out some of the minutiae instead of enjoying the storyline of the film.

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The Birthday by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #blogtour #bookreview #TheBirthday

StefLoz Book Blog

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Blog Tour 27th September 2018

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Carol Wyer’s new release, The Birthday. Thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me, I’m delighted to be part of it.

Also check out my fellow bloggers on today’s stop.

My Thoughts

I love Carol Wyer’s dark side!

It’s a cleverly told story, very intriguing. Quite complex with lots of characters….first time I’ve ever made character notes!

It’s nice to have a new series, getting to know a new team is always fun. Finding out who gets along with who, little secrets between team members, even down to what snacks people like. Finding out about their home life too, and how work impacts upon it.

There are two stories being told. One in the present day and one in the past. Trying to work out who was involved in the “past” storyline really kept me…

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Hey Authors: How Would Your Characters Do At A Poker Table? Sept. Writing Challenge!

Interesting exercise writers to really got into the mind of your characters! Try it out! 🖤📚

Didi Oviatt

I read an article last night about an author’s personal relationship with his/her characters. I wish I would have bookmarked it so that I could link it in, but I didn’t…. so I’m sorry for that! Anyhow, it was really interesting and as a writer I could totally relate. I don’t know about you, but I personally get utterly attached to my characters, borderline embarrassingly so. I even find myself thinking ‘what would *such-n-such* do in this situation?’… Or I’ll think, hmmm, I wish so-and-so was here, they’d love these shoes as much as I do’… And so on and so on, you get my drift.

Very often I compare real time people to my characters, I reflect on my own actions in comparison to my characters. Hell, I’m even guilty of basing certain personality traits of my characters on people I know.

Honestly, if you don’t

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Why Choose Indie Publishing?

Why choose Indie Publishing over Traditional Publishing! @TheRyanLanz via A Writer’s Path. #Writers #BookBloggers #Authors #IndieAuthors #Publishing #amWriting

A Writer's Path

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Foreword by Ryan Lanz:

I was asked recently why I put up a post speaking favorably about traditional publishing, then right after a post speaking favorably about self-publishing. This person was unsure which “camp” I’m in.

Regarding what I post on this blog, I intentionally invite guest posts with (seemingly) contrasting views to give you, fair reader, different shades of various topics, and, of course, a hot button right now is traditional vs. indie.

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