Indie Author Weekly Roundup October 21, 2016

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Indie Author Weekly RoundupWelcome to another edition of the Indie Author Weekly Roundup. It’s so much fun finding these nuggets during the week and then sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy this week’s selection.

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Indie Author Roundup

Creative Visualization for Writers: Nina Amir Interview by Joel Friedlander: “So, the thing is that a lot of people want to write a book, but they don’t ever take action. The question then becomes, “why don’t they take action?” What’s stopping them? I know we both wrote some blog posts for your blog about mindset, that this is the secret sauce is what’s going on up here. I think that’s what stops the majority of people, is their own negative thoughts, their limiting beliefs, and their habits. They’re just not helping themselves accomplish their goal.”

Amazon’s New Review Rules: Should Authors Be Worried? by Anne R. Allen: “Authors who are both traditionally and self-published need to be aware of the rules. Enforcement gets stricter all the time, and self-appointed vigilantes love to report violations.”

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Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy of NaNoWriMo by Jenny Hansen: “NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers gather to bang out many many words in a month. Many writers skip it and many writers treat it as a yearly pilgrimage to Writing Mecca. NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year. Every year, I love it. And every year, I hate it…there’s simply too much to do in the tiny little month of November.”

6 Snapchat hacks too easy to ignore for marketers! by Gary Vaynerchuk: If you write Young Adult and New Adult novels, you’ll want to check out Gary Vaynerchuk’s slides with some great tips.

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A Six-Part Framework for Writing Better Sales Copy from Jeff Goins: “If you want to sell more of your products and services, or even simply sell more people on your ideas, you must learn the basics of the art of copywriting.”

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That from Joel Friedlander and by Amy Collins: “Before I knew better, I thought October was the PERFECT month to start presenting my book to bookstores. Halloween was coming up and soon, they would be taking down the orange and black crepe and setting up Christmas displays!”

Quote of the Week

Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. ~~ Virginia Woolf

Authors: Not Sure What to Tweet? Try These 44 Tweets Today by Frances Caballo, AuthorFrances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference. In addition, she’s a contributing writer at, blogger and Social Media Expert for BookWorks, and blogger at Bowker’s Self-Published Author. She’s written several social media books including The Author’s Guide to Goodreads and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writers’ conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Sign up for my free email course.

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