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By Bob Mayer

70 ideas to universal Writing blunders explores an array of nonfiction and fiction writing gaffes after which offers distinct quickly fixes you should use to right away enhance the standard of your writing.

Written by means of Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the ebook is damaged down into 8 exact elements to entirely conceal such themes as: writing behavior, inspiration iteration, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality production, enhancing and rewriting ideas, options for promoting your paintings, and insider details on navigating the publishing undefined.

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A good spin-off marketing tool from your Web site is an e-mail list you can use for a newsletter. This is another very cost-effective marketing tool. Web Site Why this is a mistake: A Web presence is a must for a writer. Yet too many writers have none, or they consider it a secondary priority and put forth a presence that shows minimal interest or effort. The solution: Your Web site is probably going to be the way most people get an impression of you, so it behooves you to put time, effort, and money into making sure it represents you well.

Blog: An inexpensive, but time-intensive endeavor. • Direct mailings: Probably not cost-effective for fiction. • Media outlets: The best bang for your buck, time and cost wise. But it can be very difficult to garner media interest for fiction unless you have a unique hook. Think about how many times you see fiction writers on media. However, there is a magazine out there for everything. Talk radio is also good if you can figure out a reason a show would want to book you. • Hand-selling: Very difficult unless you have the personality to do it.

That was stupid business-savvy wise. In the early and mid ’90s when those books came out, the military techno-thriller market collapsed. Only two or three writers survived, and even a lot of the ones who had been best-sellers went under or had to find new genres to write in. But—I got published. And I learned about writing. Even though my career kind of sucked because I was in a not-hot field. But I was writing what I wanted to, and I think that’s why I got published. Lawyer books were very hot then.

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