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Guide for online published stories, part 3

This guide will be a mini-series for writers who publish online, the do’s and don’ts and practical handles. It is by no way meant to teach you about grammar, spelling and all those technical things, this is a guide about the practical side of writing. I try to show you some conventions and some handles on how to write and get read online.

List of topics (in progress):

Writing:

Part 1:

1. Publishing

2. Description of the story, blurb, summary

3. Narration, tenses and grammar

Part 2:

4. Dialogue

5. Setting and talking heads

6. “flowery” language

7. Names

Part 3:

8. Narration styles, voices

9. Clichés to look out for

Website:

1. How to find readers/writers

2. How to make people remember you

3. How to give feedback that people appreciate

4. Know the Terms of Service of the website (or, How to keep out of trouble)

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Guide for online published stories, Part 2

This guide will be a mini-series for writers who publish online, the do’s and don’ts and practical handles. It is by no way meant to teach you about grammar, spelling and all those technical things, this is a guide about the practical side of writing. I try to show you some conventions and some handles on how to write and get read online.

Part 2 of this guide will start where Part 1 ended, to go back to Part 1 you can click on one of the topics spoken about in the last instalment or use the link at the bottom of this page.

List of topics (in progress):

Writing:

Part 1:

1. Publishing

2. Description of the story, blurb, summary

3. Narration, tenses and grammar

Part 2:

4. Dialogue

5. Setting and talking heads

6. “flowery” language

7. Names

Part 3:

8. Narration styles, voices

9. Clichés to look out for

Website:

1. How to find readers/writers

2. How to make people remember you

3. How to give feedback that people appreciate

4. Know the Terms of Service of the website (or, How to keep out of trouble)

Read the rest of this entry »

 

This weeks updates: Smashwords, Black Sheep and Online Publishing

This week I’ve updated multiple of my blogs, here is just a list to bring them all together.

 

The first one is a post that is interesting for people with ereaders. Smashwords is holding a promotion this week that is part of “read an ebook week”. Indie writers offer their books at a reduced price or even for free, even if you don’t read a lot, check it out, sometimes you only need a little encouragement to start reading a new writer.

Smashwords Promotion!

Post can be found on Blogspot and WordPress.

 

The second one is a bi-weekly update of course, my ongoing series called Black Sheep has updated tot he second chapter of the last part of the story.

 Black Sheep Part 3, Chapter 2
WordPress/Blogspot/GayAuthors/FictionPress

On a sidenote, Black Sheep is also available at Booksie. If you like to read a chapter a day this is a good way to catch up with the story. I upload 1 chapter each day until I have reached the same chapter as the other places. If you’re interested I’m at Part 1, Chapter 15 right now, come check it out.

 

The third one ties in quite a bit with Black Sheep, as it is a guide for writers (like me) who publish online to websites like FictionPress, FanFiction, Booksie and other places where you can upload your chapters/stories for free. It deals with mechanics of writing stories (not the grammar and punctuation but how to find the right POV and how to format dialogue) and how to find readers for your work. The first instalment is now online.

Guide for online published stories, Part 1

WordPress and Blogspot

 

 

 

 

Black Sheep, an online serial by Kia Zi Shiru can be found on WordPress and Blogspot

 

Guide for online published stories, Part 1

This guide will be a mini-series for writers who publish online, the do’s and don’ts and practical handles. It is by no way meant to teach you about grammar, spelling and all those technical things, this is a guide about the practical side of writing. I try to show you some conventions and some handles on how to write and get read online.

List of topics (in progress):

Writing:

Part 1:

1. publishing

2. Description of the story, blurb, summary

3. Narration, tenses and grammar

Part 2:

4. Dialogue

5. Setting and talking heads

6. “flowery” language

7. Names

Part 3:

8. Narration styles, voices

9. Clichés to look out for

Website:

1. How to find readers/writers

2. How to make people remember you

3. How to give feedback that people appreciate

4. Know the Terms of Service of the website (or, How to keep out of trouble)

Read the rest of this entry »

 

Smashwords promotion! 4-10 March

Right now Smashwords is running a promotion named “Read an eBook week” which runs from 4-10 March.

 

In this promotion indie authors and publishers can put their ebooks up for a reduced price (25% off, 50% off or 75% off) or for free (100% off) for the week.

I remember that I picked up some books there last year but apparently I never blogged about it. Since I can’t see which books I bought on Smashwords at what date I won’t be able to find the right ones but I’m sure I’ve read almost all of them.

For me the past year has been quite amazing with me reading a lot of indie and small press works and often interacting with some of the writers on a regular base.

So in return I’m sharing these writers with you, this week you can pick up their book for free and try them out. Next week and after you’ll have to pay for them and I hope you will find these writers as good as I do and keep buying their work.

 

In no apparent order:

Nephylim has her gay fiction book up for sale named Enigma and you can find it here: Nephylim – Enigma (free)

Red Haircrow has put their books up for sale ranging in topics from non-fiction to gay fiction and fantasy. You can find the list of his published works here: Red Haircrow – all works (free)

Katie Salidas has put the first instalment of her Immortalis series up for free, Carpe Noctem is about a young woman who suddenly has to deal with being turned into a vampire and has to learn to find her feet between century old vendettas and the handsome man who turned her. Katie Salidas – Carpe Noctem (free)

 

You can find all the books for this promotion here: Read an eBook week

Books will probably be added all the way through the week so check back on the website to see the new books.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in cheap reading, ebooks, gay