Great advice on how to keep readers coming back for more!
Hookiness. It’s what a good book is all about, really. When I look at the books I really enjoy, that I burn through, they’re (a) pulling me in and (b) pulling me on. But how do you do that? How do you grab a reader? How do you KEEP the reader? How do you entertain a reader enough that she will go on to read the next book? How do you (I) consciously do those things better?
Source: How to Be Hooky
Great advice for both writing and marketing. Know your specific subgenre!
75 percent of all manuscripts get rejected because the author hasn’t done her research. She hasn’t studied – and applied — the conventions (or key story elements) that separate Suspense novels from Mysteries, or that make a Romance novel a Romance.
Source: Why Literary Agents Reject Books | How to Write Novels | WritingNovelsThatSell.com
Great tips! I use a lot of these myself when writing, particularly the timer.
Tips on timing, psychology and breaks from authors who finish multiple books per year.
Source: How to write a book: Strategies from prolific writers on how to stay productive — Quartz
This is a great blog post. I identify with so much of this.
I buckled down to write the books in my contract, the next books in what became the Lovestruck Librarians series.That’s when things started going wonky.
Source: Before You Quit | Olivia Dade