Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 16 December 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
16 December 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 16 December 2018

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

Dear Santa: This Is What A Writer Wants For Christmas by Tara Sparling for Anne R. Allen
What would a writer want for Christmas? Check out this article to see.

Dear Santa: This Is What A Writer Wants For Christmas by Tara Sparling for Anne R. Allen


Blinkist promises to condense the “key takeaways” of popular nonfiction into short summaries. But does it work? And what is the point?

Blink And You'll Miss It: Can You Really Digest A Whole Book In 15 Minutes? by Sian Cain for The Guardian


The poet and playwright, who fled into exile in the early days of World War II, would've been 127 Monday.

Google Doodle Celebrates Nazi Germany Survivor Nelly Sachs by Sean Keane for CNET


It’s the time of year when the sanctuary of the bookstore transforms into a battlefield. Here’s how to make life easier on both sides of the counter.

Six Ways To Be Kind To Your Bookseller This Christmas by Elias Greig for The Guardian


Michael Wolff is the first nonfiction author on the list in 11 years.

World's Highest-Paid Authors 2018: Michael Wolff Joins List Thanks To Fire And Fury by Hayley C. Cuccinello for Forbes


This post is split into three parts: what character mannerisms exactly are, how to write them into your story, and a list of 150+ mannerisms for you in case you're running short on inspiration.

Defining Your Characters: 150+ Character Mannerisms by Reedsy Blog


A small group of high-profile Instagram users are testing the new “creator account” profiles, which offer tools tailored to influencers.

Instagram Testing Creator Accounts With Direct Message Filters, Growth Insights (Exclusive) by Natalie Jarvey for The Hollywood Reporter


11 Creative Ways Authors Announced Their Book Launch by Francis Bogan for BookBub Blog
To help you brainstorm creative methods to announce a book launch, BookBub compiled this list of inventive ways authors have announced and promoted theirs.

11 Creative Ways Authors Announced Their Book Launch by Francis Bogan for BookBub Blog


PEN America announces the longlists for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards.

Announcing The 2019 Pen America Literary Awards Longlists by PEN America


Reading Isn’t A To-Do List Item by Aytekin Tank for Medium
Everything is whizzing by at such a speed that to simply stop and pay attention to something is hard. Even to the act of reading.

Reading Isn’t A To-Do List Item by Aytekin Tank for Medium


Here are six tips on how to be influenced by and borrow from other writers without plagiarizing.

How To Draw Influence From Other Writers Without Plagiarizing: 6 Tips To Avoid An Ailey O’Toole Situation by Cassie Lipp by Writer’s Digest


What Can You Do To Help Your Favorite Authors? by Susan Roberts for Girl Who Reads
Other than a small percentage of rich authors, most authors treat their writing like a small business, and many of them work full-time jobs and write when they can find the time. What can you do to help get out the word on your favorite books?

What Can You Do To Help Your Favorite Authors? by Susan Roberts for Girl Who Reads


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