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5 Tips From Authors Shortlisted In The 2021 Kindle Storyteller Awards

The 2021 Kindle Storyteller Award The shortlisted for the 2021 Kindle Storyteller Awards this year has been released. The award, now in its fifth year, celebrates newly-published independent books by authors across any genre. The Kindle Storyteller Awards is a £20,000 literary prize recognising outstanding writing. It is open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing. Readers play a significant role in selecting the winner, helped by a panel of judges including various book industry experts. The 2021 Kindle Storyteller Awards shortlist is made up of … Escape to Hummingbird Hotel by… Read More »5 Tips From Authors Shortlisted In The 2021 Kindle Storyteller Awards

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Writers, Here’s How You Make Money Online

Making Money Online As A Writer Lots of Bang2writers ask me how they can make money as a writer. The good news is, this is easy nowadays. The bad news – you may have to write stuff you don’t actually want to! I started as a content writer waaaaaay back when I was still a teen single mum. This was before social media and even before blogs because virtually no one was online … I actually got my start writing ‘advertorials’ for newspapers! I’ve written about everything under the sun … Incontinence pads, dog breeds, arguing with your teen, how… Read More »Writers, Here’s How You Make Money Online

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Top 20 Screenplay Contest Tips From Scriptapalooza

Screenplay Contest Tips From Scriptapalooza Many thanks to The Scriptapalooza Screenplay competition for today’s post. There’s some straightforward gold here that can provide a powerful reset and act as a really useful checklist. If you’re planning on entering contests this season, be sure to check out Scriptapalooza at the bottom of the post. Ready? Then let’s go … 1) Read the Submissions Guidelines Each competition has its own guidelines/rules. Make sure you read them and submit exactly what each competition suggests. 2) Always spell check your script Nothing is more frustrating than a producer reading your script and seeing mistake… Read More »Top 20 Screenplay Contest Tips From Scriptapalooza

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Top 5 Networking Mistakes Writers Make

Networking Mistakes You’ve been counting down for months, excited about the upcoming event you’re going to.  The plan is to network with agents, publishers and fellow writers.  In your head you’re fabulous at networking … Or are you?? In order to survive a networking event without disastrous consequences avoid making the following mistakes as though your life depends on it.  First impressions last a lifetime! Here’s what NOT to do when networking, plus what you should do instead. 1) You Ignore Others You’ve arrived. You’re milling through the crowds of people and spot someone your desperate to talk to.   However,… Read More »Top 5 Networking Mistakes Writers Make

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What Even Feminists Get Wrong About Crime Fiction

The Staunch Prize Vs Crime Fiction Do you love crime fiction? Me too. You may have seen towards the end of last week that The Staunch book prize was launched. This prize will be awarded to “a novel in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered”. As the prize’s founder Bridget Lawless (an ironic name, if I ever heard one!), screenwriter and founder of the prize, asserts … “I’m certainly not alone in getting increasingly fed up and disgusted with fictional depictions of violence happening to women in books, films and television. It echoes,… Read More »What Even Feminists Get Wrong About Crime Fiction

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Merry Christmas from B2W!

Bang2write will be back in the new year In the meantime, feel free to get your scriptchat on over on the Bang2writers FB group! JOIN HERE. If you’re looking for writing help and free PDF resources to download, CLICK HERE. If you’d like to give ME a Christmas gift, then I’d love a review! You can review the Bang2write main site, HERE or any of my books you’ve read on their Amazon listings HERE, or Goodreads HERE. Even just one sentence is a big help. Thank you! Also, if you’re at a loose end this holiday, then you may be… Read More »Merry Christmas from B2W!

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How To Stop Wasting Writing Time Procrastinating Online

A new year must be round the corner, because Bang2writers KEEP asking me about goal setting, productivity and ensuring writing gets done! 😉 One of the biggest problems B2Wers seem to have is procrastinating online – they tell me they spend waaaay too long chatting or watching cat videos or funny memes and gifs. So when Bernadine suggested this post, I was only too happy to hear her ideas — and I hope you are, too! Don’t forget to add your tips to the comments section, too. Enjoy … It’s easy to procrastinate online. Dilly-dallying is never difficult, especially when… Read More »How To Stop Wasting Writing Time Procrastinating Online

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4 Easy Ways To Track Your Online Buzz

We’ve all done it before. Come on, be honest! You see that little rectangle box and all you have to do is type your name and you can see how many times you come up. It’s a little narcissistic, but it’s also human … … I’m speaking, of course, of Googling yourself. Whether you admit it or not, it’s perfectly natural to want to know who’s talking about you online! This is even more true with authors. If someone wrote a blog about your book, you want to know so you can see if it did anything for your sales. Or… Read More »4 Easy Ways To Track Your Online Buzz

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How To Use Social Media To Market Your Novel

I love these tips … I think they’re useful to ALL writers, not just authors! As I’ve said many, many times on this blog – social media is great, because it lets us get our voices heard … but it’s also TERRIBLE!! Whilst there’s no ‘right’ way to do social media, there’s a gazillion errors we can make and then get noticed for all the wrong reasons. Yikes. So, if you have a book, campaign, message, brand or something else you want to get out there, make sure you check out these great tips from Sarah. Enjoy! Everyone markets on… Read More »How To Use Social Media To Market Your Novel

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How To Bypass the Gatekeepers: Screenwriter To Published Author

If you can write a script, you can write a book! If you can write a book, you can publish it and start building your tribe, without asking for anybody’s approval. Making a movie is a million dollar investment, so as a script writer you’re at the mercy of agents, editors and an endless line of gatekeepers. You might be the next James Cameron but while you’re still “in the making” why not use your superpowers to make some extra cash and build your fame? How? Convert your script into a book! More and more movies are based on books… Read More »How To Bypass the Gatekeepers: Screenwriter To Published Author

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