Use Pacing to Improve Your Storytelling

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By BookBaby author Nancy L. Erickson

When you are able to control the pace of your story, you’ve mastered one of the more important skills in writing. Use pacing to set up key moments, ratchet up the intensity, and improve your storytelling.

Pacing in writing refers to the rate at which your story progresses. Your job as a writer – in fiction or nonfiction – is to move the story along and maintain your audience’s attention. It’s important not to go too fast, and you certainly don’t want to go so slow that you lose a reader’s interest. When you are able to control the pace of your story, you’ve mastered one of the more important skills in writing.

Keep the following lessons in mind when you write, and you’ll be an expert at pacing in no time.

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Craft Your Self-Publishing Plan for Success: Tips From an Indie Author [A Case Study]

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Craft Your Self-Publishing Plan for Success | YourWriterPlatform.comIf you are like most aspiring authors, you may just want to write. However (like most authors), you’ll soon realize that when you decide to self-publish your work, you become the CEO of your own startup – the business of writing, producing, and publishing your own books. And to do so successfully, you need a plan. In this post, my friend and fellow author, Laini Giles, shares her self-publishing plan for success. 

It’s hard when you’re a writer and you have no idea what to do with yo…

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Online Book Tours and Why You Should Do Them

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When you imagine a book tour, you might picture authors trekking from city to city, entertaining crowds of avid readers with special readings or signing copies of their latest book until their fingers bleed and their shoulders require icepacks. Isn’t that the dream?

For some it might be (because books are selling and they have a massive fan base). For others it’s a nightmare. Then there are those who fear being faced with a handful of zip-fronted sportswear wearing readers who aren’t even part of their YA target audience—or being faced by no one at all.

Fortunately, there’s an innovative alternative: virtual book tours. This tactic isn’t only being praised for its efficiency, but it’s also being applauded by indie authors for its economical approach to reachi…

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How To Write a Mystery With Rebecca Cantrell And J.F.Penn

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There are key elements that mystery readers expect so if you want to write a bestselling or award-winning mystery, check out this conversation with Rebecca Cantrell.

how to write a mysteryIn the intro, I talk about the fantastic new audiobook partnership between Draft2Digital and Findaway Voices, which will be open to authors all over the world, give control over pricing to authors, and many more benefits. This is huge news! Click here to read more about it – launching 18 July, 2017.

I also comment on Amazon buying Whole Foods, IPR License launching an online Buy Rights button, Streetlib a…

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Website Security Explained for Beginners

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Welcome back to Bakerview ConsultingToday’s topic is security.

For the last year or so the amount of my time that has been spent on security issues has significantly increased. I spend time updating and malware scanning sites. I spend time explaining to authors measures they need to take to ensure that their sites are safe. I spend a lot of time explaining to authors why they need to take these measures!

If I had a dollar for every…

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Weekly Round-Up: Fathers and First-Time Authors

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Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place.

wr_iconHappy Father’s Day!

To celebrate Father’s Day, make sure to check out 7 Quotes From Writers About Dads.

Breaking In …

If you hope to be published, there are many difficulties to face. Check out How to Stay Sane While Working on Your Debut for tips on making it through.

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Nextdoor: Your Next Big Break for Media Coverage

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For many business owners and authors, there’s very little glamour in regional media – mostly because the lure for national is always there, beckoning. But the challenge is that with so much “noise” and so many people vying for attention, it’s harder than ever to get national media attention. And even if you could, does it really matter? Will it get you as much bounce as you’d like?

A recent article in Poynter media, found that regional is surpassing national by 36%, which is a huge margin. A lot of it has to do with the nature of national media stories, which are often overwhelmingly negative. As a result, folks are tuning in closer to regional outlets that have stories more relevant to their daily lives.

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BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference 2017

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By BookBaby author BookBaby

Writers, authors, newbies, and experts – BookBaby’s first-ever Independent Authors Conference is coming to historic Philadelphia November 3-5 at the elegant Sonesta Hotel in downtown Rittenhouse Square. You and hundreds of your peers will enjoy a weekend full of insightful keynotes, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and personal discussions with self-publishing experts from around the country. Join us at the only conference dedicated to helping independent authors publish successfully.

Register today!

 

BookBaby Independent Authors Conference
November 3rd-5th, 2017
Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia

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Self-Publishing In French With Cyril Godefroy

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Self-publishing is well established in the English-speaking market, but it is an emerging force in other languages and territories. We will likely see the most growth in book sales in other languages as ebook and print book retail expand online over the next few years, so it’s an exciting time if you speak a language other than English … or you can work with others who do.

selfpublishingfrenchI tried self-publishing in translation a few years ago and it was way too early. With an inability to market in other languages, and a tiny ebook market in non-English territories, I ended up paying off my translators and pul…

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Write, read, repeat

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Ray Bradbury quote about writing

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have pleasant careers.”  ~ Ray Bradbury

Write!

The best writers I know do two things daily: They write and they read.

They also get feedback on their writing from people who can evaluate it objectively and provide honest input — “This part confused me,” or “I found the unusual character names distracting.”

Growing and improving as a writer involves solici…

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