Hannah Gordon is a recent graduate of The University of Michigan, where she studied Communications and Creative Writing. Her creative work can be found in Burrow Press Review, WhiskeyPaper, Synaesthesia Magazine, and more.
Social media has many benefits, and social media for writers is a great way to develop, grow, and maintain an audience of devoted readers. Audience development is important not only for sales and income but also for the longevity of your book and potential future books. Social media provides a direct line to readers and other writers. It’s a tool you should definitely utilize when developing your audience.
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Our latest blog series has been about audience development: how to gain readership and keep it.
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Want to self-publish a book? Start the new year with some writing goals! These goals should keep you focused, on track, and excited about your book. Make 2019 the year you publish a book. It’s about time.
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One way to make your writing better is to set and follow a reading list. Lately on the blog, we’ve been discussing writing goals. Every writer, whether cognizant of it or not, has writing goals that they’re constantly striving toward. Whether this is to write a screenplay, win a short story competition, or publish a book, it’s good to have dreams and goals to work toward. We recommend setting realistic writing goals that you can add to or expand, setting daily or weekly word counts, and experimenting with other genres to strengthen your craft and potentially find a new arena to self-publish in. Another important way to make your writing better? Read!
Reading can strengthen your writing in a myriad of ways. This is why we recommend a reading list. Reading lists or reading challenges keep your mind active and keep you up-to-date on literary trends.
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2019 is here, which means it’s time to start setting and sticking to new writing goals for the year. Writing goals or writing resolutions are so important for writers because they help keep them on track and motivated. Along with setting daily or weekly word counts, writing in a different genre can help strengthen and grow your craft. There are so many different kinds of genres of writing and subgenres within those genres. Some books blend aspects of several different types of writing genres. With so many worlds waiting to be written, why limit yourself to just one genre?
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If you’ve been deciding how to set writing goals for yourself, chances are you’ve asked, “How many words are in a novel anyway?” Well, let us tell you: a lot.
Writing a novel or a memoir or a cookbook is a lot of work, but in the end it’s so worth it when you have that book in your hands. The beloved yearly writing initiative, National Novel Writing Month, which happens every November and rallies writers from all over the world, encourages writers to write at least 1,667 words per day. Meeting these daily word counts allows writers to complete a novel-length piece of work by December.
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t’s officially 2019! If you’ve been wanting to self-publish a book, then this is the year to set writing goals and make it happen. Writing goals are a great way to keep track of your progress and hold yourself accountable. However, like all New Year’s resolutions, you may find yourself a bit too optimistic at first. You may set writing goals that are either unrealistic or unattainable. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Instead, set realistic writing goals for 2019: goals that you can meet and exceed, goals that will both challenge and champion you, and goals that will make your writing even stronger and prepare your work to be self-published.
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This year, instead of getting gift cards as Christmas gifts for book lovers, get them a book – one written by you. There are tons of self-publishing companies out there, but we think DiggyPOD is the best, not just because we print high-quality books, but because we let the author make every decision about how their book looks. No matter what kind of book you’ve written, we’re the self-publisher for you. Our Print on Demand technology takes your manuscript and turns it into a bookstore-quality book, one you can give to relatives and friends this holiday season: the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
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Writing a memoir can be a dichotomous experience: on one hand, it can be fun and fulfilling to reflect on your life and turn it into a tellable, enjoyable story; on the other, reflection can sometimes be painful or difficult. Regardless, writing a memoir is a great way to honor the live you’ve lived and the people you’ve lived it with. Memoirs provide intimate looks into the experiences and feelings of the author. They can offer a certain closeness to the reader. Readers of memoirs walk away feeling as though the author is a friend or loved one.
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Do you remember the first book you ever read? The first one you selected from your bookshelf or from the library at school and flipped through, reading the words all by yourself? What about your first favorite book? The first book you didn’t want to put down? This is the beauty of literature: how it can affect and mold our lives. Now, imagine if your first favorite book was one written by someone you know. This is why self-publishing children’s books is so special: you can write the first book your children, nieces and nephews, or cousins read!
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