Monday, November 27, 2017

How to Choose a Book Title That Sells

Welcome to the Write Way Café , where you'll find author Bill Brier's wonderful article, "How To Choose A Book Title That Sells,  published November 2, 2017.
Bill Brier is a member of Mystery Writers of America. His novels include The Devil Orders Takeout and the first book in his The Killer Who mystery series, The Killer Who Hated Soup. Book Two of the mystery series, The Killer Who Wasn’t There, is scheduled for release February 24, 2018.

 Enjoy his wildly entertaining blog, The Brier Patch.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What Are Really Your Rights?

Wondering about your rights to previously published work, and where you might sell it? Trish Hopkins posted an excellent article about it on her website. The information in her post is great for writer's as well as poets.

Hopkin's website, Trish Hopkinson, A selfish poet, is certainly well worth every poet's time to visit frequently.

Tip: Both websites were slow to load on my browser, but my patience paid off.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Make Your Character Enlarge Their Role via Character Folding

The Delicate Art of Character Folding,by Rebecca Makkai, explains the idea behind converting multiple characters into a single person. To  begin with, Rebecca felt the need totrim the number of characters in a novel she was writing.

You'll find a wealth of information by studying The Delicate Art of Character Folding, published May 13th in The Masters Review Blog, whose mission is to support emerging writers.

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the short story collection Music for Wartime, and of the novels The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut which has been translated into eight languages. She's also taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Tin House, and Northwestern University.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Short Courses at Abstract Magazine

At Abstract Magazine  you'll find an excellent short course on writing short fiction here .

Check Submissions to study precisely what is wanted in your manuscript, in a variety of categories. Study them, and you'll learn important details.

Internet Writing Workshop members, Pamelyn Casto and Geoffrey Fuller, shared this information on IWW.

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The Forge - Paying Market

The Forge is a paying literary market that might be suitable for you. Check it out.

Monday, April 10, 2017

IWW Members Share Valuable Information for Writers

Like many other valued members of Internet Writing Workshop who share interesting information to help writers, Elma Schemenauer recently provided the two websites below that impressed her. 

1.) For anyone who feels grammatically challenged, there are short to-the-point grammar lessons at English Grammar 101 under Free Lessons.

Browsing around a bit at English Grammar 101, I found a sign-up form for students to register on a webpage that offered mathematics by grades 1-8. I'm not sure if that means those lessons are free, and you sign up just to track your progress, or if the sign-up is for registering students.

However, English Grammar 101 certainly is an impressive website. One well worth visiting.

2.) Elma also shared the link to an interesting and informative article on Scroll In, that explained 8 reasons why agents and editors may reject even a good book.

Join the free Internet Writing Workshop today, and take advantage of the terrific resources shared by IWW members of all eighteen free lists, which include more than half a dozen genre's.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Local Book Fair ~ Unique Opportunity to Sell Your Book

A local book fair is an ideal place to display and sell your book.

The Assistant Manager of a public library had this advice about every upcoming book fair:

"Immediately phone the manager of the library, and ask if you can be part of the fair ... , even if you are too late to register. Most librarians would love to have a latecomer like you. Getting actual authors to participate in something like this is usually quite difficult."

Tables are often hosted by a book publisher, and several authors may be from that publisher. Nevertheless, ask to be at the first open table. Then, make your table-space as attractive and comfortable for the attendees as possible. Have a stack of your book at hand, in addition to 2 or3 copies you expect potential buyers to browse. You might also spread out several book jackets for perusal. 

  • Provide an attractive, lined note pad for purchasers to print the name of the person or persons to whom you'll autograph your book. Have them list each person separately if they are buying more than one copy.
  • Provide 4 or 5 pens for their convenience.
  • Create, or have printed, bookmarkers featuring your book.(*)
  • Scatter a supply of your business card for easy pickup.

(*) Economical bookmark ~ On 8 1/2"x11" colored stock paper, you can print 4 abreast, using columns. Leave room at the top to punch a hole. Using a papercutter, cut the bookmarks apart. Insert several strands of yarn in the hole and form a tassle by tying a knot in them.

Along with a .jpg of your book cover, provide information about the book. Include purchasing information, and your website. Personally sign each bookmark. Add a .jpg of yourself if you wish.