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How To Write Fast Like A Pro

1) Set a DEADLINE ‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by,’ said uber-author Douglas Adams, but seriously? If you want to get stuff done – and done FAST – set yourself one. I always advocate looking ahead at the calendar, breaking down what’s possible in what time and having THREE deadlines: one ‘likely finish’; one ‘hopeful finish’ and one ‘unlikely finish’. Try it! 2) Work out your BEST TIME I work best mid-morning till lunchtime on my own writing. This is because first thing in the morning I’m doing admin and social media… Read More »How To Write Fast Like A Pro

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Top 10 Myths About Instagram For Business

I’ve written a fair amount about social media on this blog, especially Twitter and Facebook. This is because these are the platforms on which writers hang out the most. No-brainer! That said, in the last eighteen months or so, in comparison to many platforms that bring B2W a stable (or even decreasing) amount of traffic, one platform really stands out in terms of its growth: INSTAGRAM! I launched on instagram as @LucyVHayAuthor just over a year ago. Like all my other platforms, I have a strategy for it: on this account, I share my visuals for both this site and my… Read More »Top 10 Myths About Instagram For Business

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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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5 Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Blog

If you write for a living, you have a career that many others envy. You pick your own hours; you pick your own location; you pick the type of writing you want to do – so long as someone is willing to pay for it, that is! Being a freelancer means constant hustling; you will always have to market yourself to potential new employers, marketplaces, agents, publishers and filmmakers. And one of the best ways to do that is to have a blog, creating a following and platform for your work. Here are five things you will get out of… Read More »5 Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Blog

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8 Essential Tips for Working With Cover Artists

Self Publishing Week, Day 3 It’s Day 3 and the final instalment of The B2W Self Publishing Week blogs on this fascinating subject … I love indie publishing! I think it’s fab the barriers are coming down at last and we’re hearing from previously marginalised voices more and more. Today it’s author Graeme Maughan’s turn on working with cover artists … I totally endorse Graeme’s points here. I’m very happy with ALL the covers for my books, but especially the ones for my novels. Everyone judges a book by its cover, especially when it comes to unknown authors. So how do… Read More »8 Essential Tips for Working With Cover Artists

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5 Rules For Novelising Screenplays

It’s self publishing week on B2W! I’m a big believer in doing it your own way and think the indie route is just as valid as the traditional, whether we’re talking filmmaking or novel writing. As a result, every year B2W dedicates a week to self publishing in the run up to NanoWrimo. Check out the links at the bottom of this article for more. First up, here’s my great friend Elinor Perry-Smith on novelising your screenplay … Lots of Bang2writers believe novel writing and screenwriting to be two *different* kinds of skills, but this cannot be further from the… Read More »5 Rules For Novelising Screenplays

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5 Things Screenwriters Can Learn From Games

Some great food for thought for screenwriters today from WGGB’s Chair for Video Games Steve Ince!  Make sure you check out Steve’s book on writing for video games as well, since this is a great market for writers. Enjoy! I was recently at a conference in Rio when someone posed the following: “People say that film is a director’s medium and TV is a producer’s medium – whose medium is games?” I’d never been asked this before but my answer was almost immediate – “Games are the player’s medium.” Because they’re such an important part of developing games and interactive… Read More »5 Things Screenwriters Can Learn From Games

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4 Indispensable Social Media Platforms For Writers

Look, a social media presence these days is non-negotiable for a writer. There’s no getting away from that. When agents, producers, filmmakers and potential collaborators may Google you to check you out – and they will – then you HAVE to ensure you have a good shop window. BUT I also get that some people would rather stick pins in their eyes than go online and engage with strangers, even if they *are* fellow writers.  Plus if you have limited time to write – and god knows we ALL do – then it can seem like dangerous procrastination. Or maybe… Read More »4 Indispensable Social Media Platforms For Writers

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4 Things I Learned As B2W Intern by Luke Kondor

Alas, the one of Kondor depart today –  Luke has written some GREAT copy for B2W on transmedia, marketing and indie storytelling and really shown us all what’s-what in the opportunities at our fingertips this summer, catch up on all his articles HERE. Please wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavours, Bang2writers! Best of luck Luke in your fab new job in London! Click the pic to follow Luke on Twitter, beyond the realms of B2W! I’m done. I’m out. I’m finished. I’ve been here for a short while, but boy I learned a lot. When… Read More »4 Things I Learned As B2W Intern by Luke Kondor

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The Transmedia Starter Kit

Lots of Bang2writers are interested in Transmedia, but have no clue where to start – so here’s Luke with a short but sweet “step by step” guide to getting started. Thanks Luke! So, no excuses people … what are you waiting for?! There’s so much information out there on the internet, it’s hard to know what’s relevant and what isn’t. Particularly with Transmedia. It’s such a broad term that it invites chaos when trying to find out how to start in Transmedia yourself. So I wanted to create a small list of resources – inspiration, tools, books, blogs, etc, to… Read More »The Transmedia Starter Kit

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