Why and How Should Authors Build a Mailing List?

I’ve done a bit of research into why authors need mailing lists. If you have a strong mailing list, you will sell books. If you don’t, you might, but you might not. Therefore, your best effort is spent building an email list so you can sell more books.

With an email list, you can promote and share new ideas, products, and services and then direct readers to a place where they can make the purchase. I began building my mailing list two months ago and it sits at a comfortable number but I regret not starting when I created this blog.

If you haven’t signed up to my mailing list to recieve exclusive offers, free stories and extracts from my novel. Click the link below to be taken to my sign-up page.

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To continue from the title, below are Why and How Authors Should Build A Mailing List. 

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Six Superhero Quotes From Stan Lee

We were all saddened by the passing of Stan Lee, the legendary comic book artist and co-creator of some of pop culture’s most enduring superheroes. As a fiction writer, I have always appreciated Stan Lee’s method of writing, even though I have never written comics before – there are lessons in which fiction writers can learn from him.

Here are six inspiring quotes from the legendary creator of superheroes.

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Paperback or Electronic Books

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Work in Progress and this week is:

Paperback or Electronic books?

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To Build a World, Part Three

In last week’s post, I discussed some world-building basics for science fiction and fantasy writers. How to Build a World, Part Two.

These included tips about rules and consistency for information dumping, character point of views, and an in depth look at rules and magic.

This week I will point out the physical world, including the geography and cities in your fantasy/ sci-fi novel.

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Work in Progress

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and the different perspectives of it. Last weeks post was What Point of View Do You Choose? and this week is:

Work in Progress (W.I.P)

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Ten Reasons to Read Books

Reading books makes us an all round better person by making us happier. It helps our ability to communicate, it boosts our creativity, and brings our humanity into sharp focus.

So here’s a quick list why people should read more books:

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Finding a Literary Agent

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Plotters and Pantsers and this week is:

Finding a Literary Agent.

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Plotter and Pantser

,It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Character Voice Between Multiple POVs and this week is:

Plotter and Pantser.

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Bryon Bay Writers Festival 2018

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This weekend I am volunteering for the Byron Bay Writers Festival. I am super excited about being a Liasion and an Usher for the Main Stage (Southern Cross University Marque).

It is an important part of being a writer and communicating with like-minded people; and connecting with editors, authors, journalists etc… and the whole industry.

If anyone is in Australia and the North Coast Region of New South Wales, please come down to the festival and support our way of life.

To see the full program click here: Byron Bay Writers Festival.

#DWTSmith #byronwritersfestival

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Six writing habits to avoid

During your first draft it is easy to fall into the tropes of sticky sentences, bad grammar etc.. As writers, we should be an editor to adjust, chop and expand on our characters, plot and settings, especially if we plan to self-publish – if not, producing a quality manuscript to send to an agent or publisher, you will need to be your own editor.

There are six common writing habits in manuscripts and here’s how to avoid them.

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