Thursday Tips From Kelly Abell

This week’s writing tips come to you from BookRix author, Kelly Abell.

What writing tips do you have for other authors? *

Write your back cover first. That way you know where you want your story to go and your basic outline is there. Then you can begin to fill in the details chapter by chapter. You may also want to build out character personality profiles before writing your story so you understand your characters and what little quirks they may have that might embarrass you later.

What suggestions do you have for social media marketing?

Keep your name out there. Blog or post something at a minimum daily if you can. Keep your posts interesting with information people like to read. It could be something a little personal about you as an author, fun facts, or tibits on writing.

What works best for you to market your book?

Word of mouth mostly. That and getting interviews with blog sites. I also had an article written on my in my local community newspaper and that seemed to help get the word out about my book.

Are there any writing pitfalls about which you want to warn other writers?

Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged. It is easy to fall into a pit of despair as you wait to get something you’ve written published. Keep submitting and keep trying. Make sure your work is tip top before you send it in though. That helps to minimize the rejections. Oh, and write for the fun of it!

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