JB’S JOURNAL FOR WRITERS

Posted · Add Comment

FREELANCE WEBSITES

*

JB’s Journal for Writers is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the writer who never has enough time and is crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help writers sell books.

*

2016-05-17 12.40.16

Facebook Fan Page  https://www.facebook.com/JBMorrisAuthor/

Twitter                        https://twitter.com/JBMORRISAuthor

email                            jbmorris37@gmail.com

SETH                           http://myBook.to/SETHMorris

*

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.

*

HEADLINE

*

TWO NEW CONTENT MILLS THAT SUCK + THREE PROMISING FREELANCE WEBSITES by Katlin Morrison

Click here to read more

EDITOR’ S COMMENT:  The article is helpful for writers searching for freelance work. It was interesting to note the author explained her reasons for writers to avoid the CopyPress and Contena platforms.  NewsCred, SmartBug Media, and nDash were on the recommended list with information on rates and tips on writing for the platform.

***

FEATURED ARTICLE

*

DON’T ADVERTISE WITH AMAZON UNTIL YOU’VE READ THIS by Nicholas C. Rossis

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is a must-read for writers advertising their books on Amazon. The article gives detailed, technical information on keywords and Amazon Marketing Services. A bit complicated but well worth the read.

 ***

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

*

ARE YOU A WRITER OR A STORYTELLER? by K.M. Weiland

Click here to read more 

*

ARE YOU A WRITER OR A STORYTELLER? by Kellie McGann

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: These articles surprised me. Both authors argued there is a difference between a writer and a storyteller. A writer uses words to convey information or ideas.It’s a mastery of the narrative technique using grammar, description and other skill sets. Storytelling portrays the dramatic patterns of life in words, images, or sounds. Storytelling successes include J.K Rowling and Stephen King. Each author offers how to become a successful storyteller. K.M. Weiland offers tips on becoming a better writer or storyteller.

***

SHOULD YOU CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK COVER? by June Stevens Westerfield

Click to read more here   

EDITOR’S COMMENT: We have talked about this before but it is worth repeating. Social media is filled with worthy books that deserved better covers. The author makes the point writers who design their own covers should compare their work with the competition. The results should settle the issue who is best to do the book cover. Trust me, Liddie will get a professional cover.

***

RESOURCES FOR THOSE WRITING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN by Tim Suddeth

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Tim writes a short article packed with useful information for those writers considering a children’s story. The topics covered include the different styles of books and resources for writing a children’s book.

 ***

BONUS

*

TWENTY FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR WRITERS YOU DONT WANT TO MISS by Kelly Gurnett

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  There is value for anyone in the writing community to be part of a larger group. It allows the writer to share. learn how to master the writing craft, AND SELL BOOKS. Kelly has provided a comprehensive list worthy of review.

***

THESE Gmail ADD-ONs KEEP YOU ORGANIZED SO YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO WRITE by Ashley Brooks

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Many writers struggle to become better organized. Ashley Brooks offers a quick review of Boomerang, WiseStamp, Rapportive, and Sotd. The article is worth a moment of time to see if it can help you with the writer’s worst enemy, time.

***

HOW TO WRITE A NOVELLA by EA Deverell

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  The article is a good review of what is involved in writing a novella. I am currently editing a novella and found the information helpful. As expected, EA Deverell gives the reader the nuts and bolts of a novella. What I found particularly helpful was the author asked eight questions to help the writer decide if a novella was the route to travel. Good stuff.

***

 YOUR FIVE-MINUTE GUIDE TO PRICING YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS by Fred Johnson

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Must read for the first-time author. We all want twenty bucks for our book and free is too cheap. Somewhere in between is the best price.

***

 ANSWER TO FOURTEEN QUESTIONS YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO ASK LITERARY AGENTS by Barbara Poelle

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Skip this article if you are an indie for life. But this is the article for writers who dream of an agent and a guest appearance on Oprah. Me, I like my independence, but an agent in your corner is an outstanding accomplishment.

***

WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO HIT A BEST-SELLER LIST? from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

Click here to read more

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Short, sweet, and to the point. The blog offers good information for those who aspire to reach for the clouds and become a best-selling author. For example, there is a discussion that online is the easiest path to becoming a best-seller. Another paragraph suggests selling books through certain outlets is the best approach.

***

SETH EXCERPT FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT

“I liked Seth.

The book and the man.”

Ray Simmons, READERS’ FAVORITE

*

Sitting in the corner away from the regulars at the nearby tables, Marcus asked King, “What did you find out about Kat?”

Lighting a cigarette, Narcotics Detective Logan King said, “She comes from a long line of cops. Third generation. Her dad and two uncles were cops. They’ve worked Vegas, Pittsburg and Oklahoma City.”

Marcus took a sip of his drink, loosened his tie. He hated ties.

Taking a deep drag, King said, “She graduated just behind Seth in her class. He was first. She’s into some kind of kung fu thing. Phi Beta Kappa. She’s a tough, smart cop. Here’re her and Seth’s addresses. That’s about it.”

“Thanks. You’re a good cop, King. Enjoy working with you.”

“What do you want now?”

Hand over his heart, Marcus said, “What the hell are you talking about?”

“I know you, Marcus. Remember, I work with you.”

“There is something you can do for me. But let’s enjoy our drink first. How’s your girlfriend, King?”

“Good.”

“Expensive?”

“That too,” King said.

Share:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 
 

"You are only here once. Make it count. Touch the lives of others." -JB Morris