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The Wordsy Woman book marketing philosophy is to get back to the basics of book marketing by looking at the five Ps: Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and People.

This mini e-book will get you started with the basics of the basics so you can get on your way to developing a book marketing strategy that works best for you, your book, and your reader.

“The best marketing plan does nothing sitting on your computer or in the cloud or desk drawer; it must be something you will implement.”

SINGING THE PRAISES OF FREE WRITING

SINGING THE PRAISES OF FREE WRITING

I’m not sure if it was the first time I was introduced to freewriting, but the first time free writing really stuck with me was when I read Natalie Goldberg’s, Wild Mind, in high school. I was struck by the concept of just letting the words dump out onto the page...

GET YOUR WRITING DONE – IN MONTHS, NOT YEARS

GET YOUR WRITING DONE – IN MONTHS, NOT YEARS

This post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools website in October, 2015 (click here to view it). So you intend to write a book. Many, many people do, but there are just a few who seem to actually get it accomplished. You’re not Stephen King or J.K. Rowling...

GET BACK INTO THE WRITING GROOVE AFTER ILLNESS OR VACATION

GET BACK INTO THE WRITING GROOVE AFTER ILLNESS OR VACATION

An edited version of this post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools website on June 12, 2015 (click here to view it). You’ve no doubt heard more times than you can count how important it is to write, if not every day, at least regularly. But there will be...

FIND IDEAS IN UNLIKELY PLACES

FIND IDEAS IN UNLIKELY PLACES

On July 9, 2015, I returned from a two-week vacation, one week of which was spent in Glacier National Park in Montana. Since it’s about a 26 hour/1600 mile drive one way from where I live and we didn’t want to pay to fly, we took 4 days to drive there and 3 days to...

GET VISUAL WITH STORYBOARDS FOR NOVEL WRITING

GET VISUAL WITH STORYBOARDS FOR NOVEL WRITING

When novel writing, it’s sometimes easy to forget what your characters look like, especially if you’re like me and can only make weekly appointments to work on it. My workspace is also relatively small considering all of the other things I write and that take up my...

DAYDREAM YOUR WAY TO YOUR NEXT NOVEL

DAYDREAM YOUR WAY TO YOUR NEXT NOVEL

When I was a kid, as a way to fall asleep at night, I would picture elaborate “day dreams” in my head. I was always the main character. When I was a teen, these mostly involved imagining how my latest crush would realize his love for me and we would be together....

How I Write Poetry

How I Write Poetry

  Poetry comes to me in different ways. I never usually sit down and tell myself, “Okay, time to write some poetry.” My poems usually come to me while I’m writing in my journal. I’ll be writing away about mundane, everyday-life things and a poem will just come out in...

WRITING NOVELS – MY APPROACH

WRITING NOVELS – MY APPROACH

Have you ever wondered how novelists come up with their ideas? Or maybe getting the idea is easy; it’s developing it into a full story that’s the problem? It’s a valid concern. And, like everything in authorship, it seems there’s no one magical way to do it. Though...

Writing Craft Quick Start Guide

Writing Craft Quick Start Guide

Do you want to start a writing craft journey, but you’re not sure where to start? You know all of the great reasons to write (for mental health, to express creativity, to inspire or help others, etc.), but you just can’t seem to begin? It’s easier than you think. Step...

A WORD TRICK FOR CREATING ACTIVE SENTENCES

A WORD TRICK FOR CREATING ACTIVE SENTENCES

Using the Find and Replace function in Word can help a ton when revising and copy-editing a manuscript. It helps to ensure that you stay consistent and don’t miss correcting a frequently made error. I use it a lot to replace “.  ” (period, two spaces) to “. ” (period,...

DECODING MORE CONFUSING WORD PAIRS

DECODING MORE CONFUSING WORD PAIRS

In my continuing series about using the correct words in correct situations for line editing, today we tackle lay/lie and stationary/stationery. Lie vs. Lay During my final proof of Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters, I had the hardest time with the words lie, lay,...

DECODING MORE CONFUSING WORD PAIRS

MORE CONFUSING WORD PAIRS SORTED

In our continuing series, here is some advice to help you keep a couple of more confusing word pairs straight while line editing. Past vs. Passed These two words sound the same, and when my writing brain is chugging along, it sometimes forgets which of these...

DECODING MORE CONFUSING WORD PAIRS

SORTING OUT ANOTHER PAIR OF WORD PAIRS

Carrying on from a previous grammar post regarding line editing, it’s time to examine a couple of additional word pairs that can get confusing. Premier vs. Premiere According to Dictionary.com, a premier as a noun is the grand pubah or head honcho of an organization....

WRITING’S DIRTY WORDS: FEEDBACK, CRITIQUE

WRITING’S DIRTY WORDS: FEEDBACK, CRITIQUE

Does the thought of handing your writing over to a writing group to critique make you sweat with fear? Or maybe you’d like to join a writing group but you are nervous about what to say to your group-mates? If you are serious about your writing craft, you have surely...

HUNTING THE “WORD OF THE DAY”

HUNTING THE “WORD OF THE DAY”

Whenever I start to edit one of my novels, I’m always interested to see what my word of the day will be. These are those go-to words and phrases that I seem to use over and over in a writing session. Usually, it’s a small word like “just,” “up,” or “down”; modifiers...

COMMA SUTRA – POSITION FOUR

COMMA SUTRA – POSITION FOUR

Time to attempt to master another comma position in line editing: between adjectives. When using adjectives to describe a noun in sentences, at times you will need commas between them, at times you will not, and at times there will be commas between some of them but...

THE COMMA SUTRA – POSITION THREE

THE COMMA SUTRA – POSITION THREE

Position Three of the Comma Sutra in line editing addresses the commas which should occur between two, three, or more (though I wouldn’t recommend too many more) independent clauses in sentences. Usually, these independent clauses are connected by and, but, or or one...

THE CONTENT RULES FOR BOOK MARKETING

THE CONTENT RULES FOR BOOK MARKETING

I read the revised and updated version of Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman. As I’ve been known to do, I thought I’d share my thoughts...

FINDING SELF & INDIE PUBLISHED FRIENDLY BOOK REVIEWERS

FINDING SELF & INDIE PUBLISHED FRIENDLY BOOK REVIEWERS

An edited version of this post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools website in March 2015 (click here to view it). When you ventured into the author world, you likely pictured reading a glowing review of your book in a major publication. At some point after...

HOW TO USE FACEBOOK GROUPS TO “SELL” BOOKS

HOW TO USE FACEBOOK GROUPS TO “SELL” BOOKS

An edited version of this post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools website in February 2015 (click here to view it). “Sell” in the title is in quotes because you do not actually sell with Facebook groups – you build relationships, which sometimes lead to...

DUCT TAPE (BOOK) SELLING BY JOHN JANTSCH

DUCT TAPE (BOOK) SELLING BY JOHN JANTSCH

Confession time. Yes, you love writing. You love it when your words touch just one reader. And having a bunch of positive reviews is better than having a ton of sales. But admit it, earning at least enough money from your books to live comfortably so you can do...

REVIEW – HOW TO MARKET A BOOK BY JOANNA PENN

REVIEW – HOW TO MARKET A BOOK BY JOANNA PENN

I’ve been receiving Joanna Penn’s emails directing me to her helpful blog posts about writing and book marketing for at least of couple of years now. So when I started to dig into planning to market my next book, Taming the Twisted, I purchased a few of her book...

INTROVERT? YOU CAN ENJOY IN-PERSON BOOK MARKETING EVENTS

INTROVERT? YOU CAN ENJOY IN-PERSON BOOK MARKETING EVENTS

It’s finally here. Your book is in your hands. Hours of cramped fingers, writing, rewriting, revising, and proofreading are represented in its cream-colored type-written pages. But now comes the hard part – getting it into readers’ hands. Book marketing. You think...

(WRITER) FREAKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

(WRITER) FREAKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

Like Think Like a Rock Star, I picked up The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth at Brand Driven Digital’s 2014 Social Brand Forum, the second day of the conference after I’d heard Chris Brogan speak. I’ve always felt like a freak, so a book to tell me how I could inherit...

Review of Think Like a Rock Star by Mack Collier

Review of Think Like a Rock Star by Mack Collier

Being famous. People waiting in line for hours to buy your book and get your loopy signature on its title page. Readers scrambling to get your next copy. Volumes of pre-orders. Admit it, as an author, deep down, that’s your ultimate dream, isn’t it? Don’t tell me...

THE 5 PS OF BOOK MARKETING

THE 5 PS OF BOOK MARKETING

When thinking about book marketing, the best way to start is at the beginning, so let's get back to the basic basics: the 4 Ps of product, price, place, and promotion. All of these Ps, along with a huge 5th P factor, are important to consider when book marketing....

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