Monday, October 15, 2012

Links for Writers: NaNo, Loglines, Synopses, and More

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Here are some helpful links I've come across this week on Twitter, at The Muse Conference, and while surfing the web (aka, procrastinating about my novel).

Have a book you are marketing or about to market? Solid advice at The Bookshelf Muse:
The Path To 10K In Sales: Strategy, Luck & Mistakes

How to maximize your email list (includes a pdf checklist):
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Email Updates (Your Fans Actually Read)

Ready to make your debut as an author?
Building Your Author Platform, Part I
Building Your Author Platform, Part II

How's your logline? Get feedback:
Logline It!

The 5 elements of a good synopsis (and story)
A "Secret" Formula for Creating a Short Synopsis for Your Book

This is also a good test for the planning stage of your NaNo novel:
Six Tests of a Solid Story Premise and Eight Ways to Write One

Speaking of NaNo:
NaNoWriMo: 5 Tips On How To Get Ready

And more NaNo preparation:
How to outline your story for National Novel-Writing Month – checklist

And if you haven't come up with an idea for your NaNo novel yet:
10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas

See you next week!

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