In my quest to provide an interesting, easily read and polished book, I have taken the advice of all the soothsayers and experts and I am adhering to the steps indicated to produce a polished, edited and worthy book. This of course, is not to say readers will flock to read Malice & Murder (working title The Whisper), but it won’t be because it is not viewed as professional.
All this was somewhat of a mystery when I began this journey of discovery. Little did I know about the intricacies of publishing or writing fiction for that matter, despite a professional lifetime of putting words together in various forms and functions and a voracious reading habit.
The wealth of ‘advice’ available on the internet in blogs is mind-boggling. I have spent hours, days, weeks and most likely months reading, absorbing and gathering advice about writing, blogging, communicating, social media, networking… the list goes on and on.
Originally, I subscribed to every blog that appeared to have some expertise. Sometimes, one blog led to another and this still happens. Gradually, I refined my list, and will continue to do so.
Did I learn anything? Absolutely. Are all blogs created equal? It depends what you need. Many have appeal because of their writers, others because of information they share. Which blogs are the best? It depends on you: what you need, your existing level of expertise and your knowledge of social media.
Besides the great publishing information available on both the Smashwords and Amazon websites, here are just a few blogs with great content:
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