100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

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The 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference was a roaring success. Literary agents, veteran and debut authors, editors, publishers and more shared their greatest writing tips on improving your craft, getting published, and building your writing career.

In case you didn’t make it, or you didn’t manage to catch a session you were dying to attend, we’ve selected 100 of the greatest writing tips, quotes and publishing snippets—and even narrowing it down to …

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The Power of Theme: Turning Books Into Movies

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Books to Movies: Barri Evins reveals how to harness the power of theme to entice publishers, captivate readers, and attract the film and television industry.

Some of the most successful and best-loved films of all time have been based on books. Whether they began as novels, nonfiction, or even an unpublishable short story sent out as a Christmas card, (Can you guess which classic movie counts this as its roots? Read on!) they found an audience both on the page and on the screen.

In her Forbes article, How Books Dominate The Box Office, Natalie Robehmed looks at the stats:

“According to data from Box Office Mojo with dollar amounts unadjusted for inflation, nearly a quarter of the top 200 worldwide grossing films have been directly adapt…

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Optimizing Your Book Review Process For The Best Reviews And Most Value

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Getting book reviews can be challenging, especially if you’re just starting out with no audience or email list. But there are ways you can make it easier. 

Optimizing Your Book Review Process For The Best Reviews And Most ValueIn today’s article, Craig Tuch from Hidden Gems review service gives us some tips. 

When I started an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) review service back in late 2015, the main question authors had about reviews were whether they were worth chasing at all.

Turns out they are, and anyone still unconvinced need only read the late…

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Jewel words, crux and flavor words, and everything in between

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By BookBaby author Dawn Field

Jewel words are those beautiful words glistening inside a piece of larger text. Along with crux and flavor words, they serve your story and distinguish your writing voice.

Even in the best poems, certain words will stand head-and-shoulders above the rest. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” they include grey-beard loon, kirk, emerald, swound, thunder-fit, witch’s oils, unslaked, betwixt, hulk, star-dogged, bemocked, hoary, crag, helmsman, blest, meadow-gale, and skiff-boat.

This is not to say jewel words are arcane or “fifty-cent” words, rather that, for the type of text you are crafting, they are words with extra descriptive power. They add meaning, information, emotion, or beauty.

Other jewels may jump out at yo…

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More Theme Improvements on the Way!

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We’ve got a big series of changes to Pressbooks book themes coming up. Depending what stage your book is in, you may want to take action. Read on for details. Why the changes? The Pressbooks team has been working on developing better, standardized, more user-friendly book themes for almost a year now. If you’ve been using the McLuhan, Asimov, Clarke, or Jacobs themes, you may have noticed that…

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5 Simple Ways to Crush Your Networking on Goodreads

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1. Connect with your Goodreads giveaway winners

Goodreads giveaways are a fantastic way to improve your networking on Goodreads, especially if you can take advantage of the Kindle option and max out with 100 copies. (Learn what I really love about the new Goodreads giveaway here!)

But even if you do print books and only elect to have 10 winners, that’s 10 new readers that have now been introduced to your book. (Check out my essential Goodreads checklist.)

Be sure to send personalized notes to each of the winners, congratulating them on their win, letting them know you can’t wait to see their review and hear what they think, extend the opportunity to reach out to you directly with questions or comments as well.

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