Posts Tagged ‘Huff Post Books’

typewriterYour latest manuscript is finally complete. First off – congratulations! Before you move on to hiring a professional editor, take a look at these six tips from HuffPost Books that you can do yourself.

Six Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction

Kristen Lamb, former editor and author of Rise of the Machines — Human Authors in a Digital World, has this advice for aspiring authors:

“There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they’re spending their time fixing blunders you could’ve easily repaired yourself, you’re burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and editors can more easily get to the meat of your novel. This means you will spend less money and get far higher value.”

What helpful hints would you add to this list? WNBA-ers? Share in the comments.



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SEO Tips: 5 Ways To Increase A Writer’s Googleability

Today’s featured link is all about how authors can better promote themselves through social media. If you don’t know the terms SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or Googleability, then this Huff Post Books article from Writer’s Relief is for you. Having an established platform and a built-in audience have become fundamental to getting a traditional publishing contract. Increasing your ‘discoverability’ is one way to get there.

So, WNBA-ers, how many of you already practice these social media habits? If you don’t, how soon will you implement these strategies? Feel free to let the blog know of your results.

Also, check out Media Bistro’s 10 Simple Twitter Tips That Guarantee More Retweets.

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