Why in the world would authors need to be ethical? Don’t they make up stuff for a living? Are you one of those writers that does whatever it takes to get a sale? Are you the kind that responds publicly to a bad review? Do you manipulate your public numbers to look better than you really are? … Continue reading Are You An Ethical Author? Take This Quiz!
Writers today have dreams of instant success and fame! And because the idea of easy publishing is so tempting, we rush into it with no idea what we should do to promote ourselves. Often our goal is just to gain any advantage we can in an increasingly competitive market. We may feel “creativity” in marketing … Continue reading Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Author Ethics (With Taylor Swift & Zombie References!)
by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist Everybody wants their blog to be noticed. But in reality, that’s a little tricky. According to Tumblr stats, there are 375 million on Tumblr alone, that’s one for every person living in the United States. That stat doesn’t count WordPress and other blogging platforms. Writers are constantly encouraged to blog … Continue reading Top 10 Tips To Make Your Blog Title More RT Worthy
I firmly believe that your readers can be your friends. I think that if you are a wise author, you are looking at your readers not as someone who bought, read and reviewed your book, but someone who, could potentially turn into a raving fan. The term raving fan was coined by Kenneth Blanchard to describe … Continue reading Top 10 Ten Ways To Be There For Your Readers By Way Of ’90s Television
By Rachelle M. N. Shaw In such a highly competitive world of publishing, it’s no surprise that author platforms have taken center stage and become the foundation for any writer’s success. But who has time to keep up with all the Tweets, Pins, and Instagram posts needed to do so? The truth is, successful authors … Continue reading Making Your Author Platform Work for You — A Guest Post by Rachelle M. N. Shaw
How to non-market I’ve spent a large part of my career as a commercial writer in my own small business. Small business owners are responsible for everything. I was writer, peer reviewer, company book-keeper, chief executive, project manager, strategic planner, store manager, cleaner of toilets, sales person and, of course, the big ‘M’ word. The … Continue reading Selling Books Through Non-Marketing: A Guest Post By Jude Knight
I’m not sure who started the “there are no rules in writing” rule. It certainly wasn’t an English teacher. There ARE rules. Rules for grammar, spelling and punctuation bring order and dignity to our language. There are also rules for storytelling, rules for submissions, rules of common sense, rules of general communication that YOU MUST … Continue reading How The “There Are No Rules” Rule Can Set You Up For Failure & Mockery
This has the potential of being my most controversial post yet. And I like controversy about as much as I like snooty moms asking me personal questions about the decisions I made in the raising of my children. But I believe that reciprocal reviews have the potential of being unethical simply because any quid … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Things That Are Wrong With Reciprocal Reviews
Admittedly, I’m new at this whole author gig. In the last two years , I’ve self-published a romantic comedy, signed a contract for a non-fiction book and started a Facebook group for 10 Minute Novelists. It’s only been in the last two year that I have readers! There are people who have read my book, liked it … Continue reading Six Great Ways To Love Your Readers
The first two weeks of February are #ethicalauthors weeks here at 10 Minute Novelists. As an author and a reader, I got to thinking about authors who misbehave and how that can affect their readers and how it affects their art and their writing. Love your reader! There are lots of ways to love … Continue reading Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself A Guest Post By A. E. Snow
10 Minute Novelists is a community of writers from all over the world. Twice a month, we feature one of our writers. Today? It’s Jane Steen, author of House of Closed Doors and champion of Author Ethics. Welcome Jane! 1. How did the topic of ethics for authors become an interest of yours? It just started … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen
In the first two weeks of February, the writers over on my Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists, will be talking about Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself. Today’s top ten list is about what that means, to love your art. To read our Top 10 Ways To Love Your Reader, click here. 1. If you … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Art
We publish 1-2 guest blog posts a week. If you’d like to be a guest blogger and need ideas, check out what we’re planning for 2015! But keep in mind, we plan months in advance. The sooner you contact us, the better. Click here to find out how. FEBRUARY: The month that we celebrate love … Continue reading Our 2015 Editorial Calendar! We’d love for you to write about this!
This month, on this website and over on the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group, we’re talking about “Love Your Readers, Love Your Art, Love Yourself”. Within this theme, we want to address good practices, good behaviors and general excellence. Today we want to talk about what it means to love your readers. Top 10 Ways … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Reader