JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SEO

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JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to the author who never has enough time and is crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT ON BLOG MAILING LIST 

Please send me an email if you want to add your name to our mailing list. In appreciation, a courtesy download of SETH will be made available in either epub for your reader or as a pdf file. Just indicate which you would prefer. Thank you.

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SEO FOR AUTHORS by Nathan Bransford

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EDITOR’ S COMMENT:  This is an absolute must-read for any author who has an SEO question. It is a long, comprehensive post. Nate discusses keyword research, on-site optimization, and three backlinks every author must have. These three are the beginning of a number of different subjects.

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FEATURED ARTICLE

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FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN INJURING YOUR CHARACTERS by Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Hollywood should read this article. You know, the car flips end over end for seventy-five miles, blows up, and the hero jumps out and shoots sixty-seven bullets without reloading. This is a must read for any author about to do a number on the MC.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

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MULTIPLE NARRATORS? HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT POV by Alida Winterheimer from Helping Writers Become Authors

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: POV can be a landmine, especially when there are more than one. Alida discusses the pitfalls of multiple POVs and when the story demands such an approach. She went a step further and explained how to prepare using multiple POVs. Very helpful for an author.

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HOW TO TURN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT INTO AN Ebook by Jane Friedman

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: We need to get real. I cannot explain the contents of this article. I struggle to log on in the morning. But I know two things. The title is self-explanatory and Jane hits a home run with each of her posts. This has to be an outstanding post for techies.

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BOOK DESIGN: CHAPTER OPENERS AND PART OPENERS by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  This is a wealth of information for any author formatting their next novel. A chapter opening page can become a work of art and an integral part of the story. Joel notes what is included in an opening page and the decisions that need to be made regarding the design. Joel adds some beautiful examples to entice the author to think outside of the box. Occasionally, an article crosses my desk that is a jewel. This is one of them.

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BONUS

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THE NITTY GRITTY PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GIVING OUR CHARACTERS UNIQUE VOICE by Katja Kaine from the ProWritingAid 

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: A quick read. Katja lists ten key question to ask about the author’s characters. Number ten is one I need to give more thought to for my characters. What are the MC’s metaphor preferences? Good checklist for character development.

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FIFTY KICKASS RESOURCES FOR INDIE AUTHORS from Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Only one comment is appropriate for this post. It is an absolute save for any Indie author. The list ranges from annerallen.blogspot.com to Writer’s Digest and all points in between. Fifty sites to help snare success. Awesome.

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 FOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCTIVITY TIPS FOR AUTHORS by Frances Caballo from The Book Designer

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The article is worth the time even if the reader stops after the first tip. Don’t be everywhere. The author should pick several social media sites and become proficient. The newest, prettiest, upscale site draws authors in like a magnet.If the author is into Pinterest, then be the best Pinterest follower on the block. Frances also discusses content, scheduling and socializing. This article is helpful for the new author wondering how to dock their boat.

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SECOND PAGE

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BOUGHT A PDF FROM KOBO? IT’S GOING AWAY AFTER ONE NOVEMBER by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

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WHY YOU SHOULD THROW YOUR MAIN CHARACTER UNDER A BUS by Kathy Edens from ProWritingAid

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FORTY-EIGHT APPS TO RUN YOUR FREELANCE WRITING LIFE by Carol Tice from Make a Living Writing

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SETH EXCERPT FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT

“I liked Seth.

The book and the man.”

Ray Simmons

READERS’ FAVORITE

 

Opening the door, one foot inside, someone lifted him up, threw him across the room into a chair and the wall. The armchair disintegrated. Lifted up again, his head exploded in pain when a fist slammed into his nose, crushing the cartilage. Mouth filled with blood, it was hard to spit. He slumped to the floor. Maybe it was over.

It wasn’t.

Seth continued his message and picked Coleman up a third time. A closed flat fist pounded his left kidney, sending a stabbing pain throughout his body. He spit blood across the wall.

He tried to scream, to beg them to stop. His mouth wouldn’t work. He couldn’t breathe. His lungs starved for oxygen. He was going to die. He slumped to the floor again, prayed for death. His prayers were unanswered.

Jerked up by his hair, a voice yelled in his ear, “Look at me, you son of a bitch.”

He’d heard that voice before, but the face and voice wouldn’t come together. Coleman struggled to focus. He had to know who was beating him to death. He saw the hazy outline of his executioner.

“Seth,” he whispered, spitting blood out of his mouth.

“You called on my father, didn’t say hello.”

Coleman tried to speak—mouth wouldn’t open. He bit his tongue.

“You think you know pain? Wait till the next time you call on my dad.” Seth slammed Coleman’s head hard on the floor, stepped out of the room.

 

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