This Week in the Blogs, June 10 – 16, 2017

by | Jun 18, 2017

It’s heating up out here in northern California, and everyone is outside doing something: shopping, at the beach, playing frisbee in the park, or just sharing a glass of wine by the shore. I hope your weekend is as enjoyable, and these posts from the past week will keep you up to speed, encourage you, and generally keep you moving forward.

And if you’re celebrating, Happy Father’s Day!

Sharon Bially on Writer Unboxed
The Secret Promo Power of Obscure Media Outlets
“More often than not, these sadly under-recognized opportunities are the very ones that will bring you the readers you’re seeking and create what I call the “PR ripple effect,” where visibility leads to doors opening in the form of invitations to write guest blogs, speak at events, speak to book groups — and much more.”

Dan Wagstaff on The Creative Optimist
Book Covers of Note June 2017
“Hey June, don’t make it bad, take a sad book and make its cover…”

Brian Klems on The Writer’s Digs (Writer’s Digest)
7 Quotes From Writers About Dads (Happy Father’s Day)
“In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve collected several quotes from writers (and a couple from our favorite literary dads) that embody the spirit of fathers. From Atticus Finch to Stephen King to Tom Wolfe, we’ve got you covered.”

Regina Clark on Indies Unlimited
What Word Count Is Best for Genre Fiction?
“Have you told the story you wanted to tell, and has your book been professionally edited? The ‘right’ word count depends on your answer to those two questions.”

Helen Sedwick on Jane Friedman
How to Choose and Set Up a Pen Name
“Choosing a pseudonym can be as daunting as naming a character, especially since the character is you. The simplest pen name would be a variation of your own name, such as a middle name, nickname, or initials. Many authors change only their last name so they don’t have to remember what first name to use at conferences. Once you decide on a list of possibilities, do the following.”

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