Guest Post by Yohana Petrovic: The Best Free Tools to Improve your Writing

Julian Froment:

Interesting post. Well worth checking out.

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

Freelance writer and blogger, Yohana Petrovic contacted me with an idea for a post describing four tools that can help you become a better writer. Enjoy!

The best free tools to improve your writing skills!

The art of writing is a combination of language, technical skills and creativity. The language and technical aspects of your writing include elements such as grammar and proofreading. However, grammar is an area from which you can learn every day. The command over grammar is like the electricity powering your computer: you will need that power every day to create polished content.

The creativity aspect of your writing includes the major element, which is your uniqueness – ‘your style of writing’. Hence, there are categories such as fiction writer, resume writer, copywriter, content writer and so on.

If you have just begun your writing career, then give it a minimum of 3-6 months to understand…

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Cover Reveal- Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews

Julian Froment:

Check out this cover reveal.

Originally posted on ...and then there was Sarah:

✩★✩★Cover Reveal✩★✩★
Title- Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews
Subtitle- A La Famille Lagniappe
Series- The House of Crimson & Clover
Publication: February 2015
Length: Novelette

ShameEbook

Pre-order coming soon!

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A Thank You

I would just like to extend my thanks once again to everyone that took part in last weeks ‘A Poetic Proposal’ Blog Tour. Your help was much appreciated. A reminder to everyone who the fantastic bloggers that took part were:

Charles E Yallowitz – Legends of Windemere

Pamela Beckford – Poetry by Pamela

Teri Polen – Books and Such

Randall C Willis – CreatedbyRCW

Dominc DiFrancesco – Black and Write

Marie Ann Bailey – 1WriteWay

John Howell – Fiction Favorites

Once again, thank you all so very much. If you haven’t visited these blogs yet then I strongly recommend that you do so.

And so, after the excitement of last weeks blog tour I find myself in somewhat of a blogging quandary. What do I write about now?

Final Day of the Poetic Proposal Blog Tour.

Today’s expression of heartfelt gratitude for hosting the grand finale of the ‘A Poetic Proposal’ blog tour goes out to John Howell.

What can I say about this man. I absolutely love his sense of humour and writing style. He has been ever present in his support, both personally, and with regard to my poetry.

John’s blog is known as ‘Fiction Favorites’ (nearly gave it a UK spelling there, sorry John. I think we’re good now). In addition to posts about his novel writing his blog includes regular weekly features such as ‘Wednesday Story day – Hump Day’, Friday’s ‘TGIF Johnku’, and ‘Stream of Consciousness Saturday’. He is the author of a fiction thriller MyGRL. Check it out, along with news of his other ‘Published Work’.

John has been the ‘Spotlight Author’ of the week this last week for the #RaveReviewsBookClub (#RRBC), during which his many interesting posts, including ‘Question and Answers’ and ‘Interviews’ have appeared all over the blogosphere. See his introductory post here.

Fiction Favorites‘ is definitely one of my favourites, and that’s not fiction. It is not a site you want to miss. Get over there now!

Thank you again for hosting the grand finale of the ‘Poetic Proposal’ blog tour today, John, for your constant support, and especially for your awesome sense of humour.

Day 6 of the Poetic Proposal Blog Tour.

Today is the penultimate day of the ‘A Poetic Proposal’ blog tour, and it is my pleasure to give thanks to Marie Ann Bailey for hosting today’s stop.

Marie’s blog is called ‘1WriteWay’ and is a treasure chest of all things book and writing related. She is a self-confessed writer, knitter, and stray cat magnet. Her ‘About 1WriteWay’ page is an example to all of us that either leave the default page, or do the bare minimum. Check it out.

Amongst her other posts and reviews Marie has recently been including chapters from her novel in progress ‘Clemency’. This was a really interesting series of posts made as she worked on the novel for NaNoWriMo, posting the entire novel, although in her own words, with a lot of stuff left out. See the Prologue here.

You should visit Marie’s blog here and say hi.

Thank you so much, Marie, for featuring the ‘Poetic Proposal’ blog tour today, and for your support.

Build Buzz ! Cover Reveal ! Book Launch

Julian Froment:

Really interesting post about releasing your book and creating interest in it.

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:

Curse of the Dark Wind by Charles E. Yallowitz

BOOK BUZZ TIPS

A successful book launch can really make a difference:

  • Early sales help a book start out with a good sales rank.
  • This gives the book better visibility, especially if the book lands on any of the bestseller lists (even in a subcategory).
  • The customers-also-bought list also builds faster.
  • If sales taper off, those early sales prevent the rank from sliding as quickly.
  • Early sales improve the chances for early reviews.

In this article, I will present a variety of ideas to assist with book promotion before, during, and shortly after the book launch.

To help illustrate some of my points, I will feature strategies used by fantasy author Charles E. Yallowitz, who is presently promoting his own book launch for Curse of the Dark Wind, the sixth book in his Legends of Windemere series.

BUZZ…

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Day 5 of the Poetic Proposal Blog Tour.

So just after the half-way mark and we’re into the home stretch. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dominic DiFrancesco for hosting the ‘A Poetic Proposal’ blog tour today.

Dominic is the man responsible for the blog ‘Black and Write – The Poetic Musings of Dom DiFrancesco’. It is here that he shares with the world his own particular brand of highly emotional and evocative poetry, exploring a multitude of different poetic forms along the way. Dom posts a lot of exceptional poetry, on many, varied topics, his passion for poetry clearly evident.

I suggest that you go visit his blog directly, to see for yourself the outstanding poetry that he posts.

Thank you for your support, Dom, and for featuring the ‘Poetic Proposal’ blog tour today. Your continual encouragement has been instrumental in the development of my own poetry.