Draw Readers to Your Books with an Author Brand

Today, the Bestseller Labs blog features seven great ways to build an author brand. If you think about how often you buy the next book by an author you love, you will know this is true! Click on the link below to read the post.

How To Attract Readers By Creating A ‘Lighthouse’ Author Brand | Bestseller Labs.

(By the way, One Way to Wonder features links to dozens of useful articles for writers. Click on the Word Cloud to choose a topic.)

Building Your Social Media Community

Authors are told they need to use social media to build their platforms, but for most of us, that is easier said than done.

Click on the link below for some good advice from Sarah Nego.

Sarah Nego Writes: 3 Ways to Build Up Your Community.

To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

I love QueryTracker. They send the best articles to my inbox! Here’s one to consider from author Sarah Pinneo (http://www.sarahpinneo.com).

Click on the link below. It may apply to you.

QueryTracker Blog: The Case Against Blogging.

Jane Yolen Revises One of Her Daily Poems

Today, I am featuring an entry from Jane Yolen’s journal. It follows her revision process as she works on a recent poem.

Jane Yolen — Author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? » Telling the True.

My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days

When November is over, and you have revised your manuscript, written your picture books, finished your sketches, and assembled your chapbook, you might consider working on your platform. Here’s a 30 day program from Robert Lee Brewer.

My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days.

Interview with Linda Arms White, Picture Book Author

What makes a picture book timeless? Here’s an interview with Linda Arms White with some answers.

Linda Arms White: November 12 x 12 Featured Author | JulieHedlund.com.

The Write Routine: WriWOPi: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

The link below leads to a very useful blog for writers of picture books. The post this week explores the relationship between words and pictures. It also clarifies the role of the author and the illustrator.

The Write Routine: WriWOPi: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.

Legitimate Poetry and Writing Contests

Legitimate Poetry and Writing Contests.

Writing contests may or may not shorten your path to publication. If you win a legitimate one, it can add sparkle to your resume. Unfortunately, too many are just ways to raise money for the clubs that sponsor them.

Google the contest name and “scam” before you submit.

The link at the top of this post leads to an article that  lists a few good contests. At least one has a deadline coming up soon.

Check the websites for submission details and follow all rules to the letter. Judges may (or may not) look for any excuse to toss out entries. It cuts down their reading time. To be fair, in their place, you probably would too.

Good luck!