How I Train My Inspiration - Fiction Writing By Covers ref: How to Train Your Inspiration – Achieve Creative Writing Success How to Train Your Inspiration Part 2 – Creative Writing Writing Fiction: How To Train Your Inspiration – Part III I'm a visual type of guy, so one of my methods for working up inspiration for new books is to get the cover created first. … [Read more...]
The Acid Test of Fiction Writing
For all I've researched and tested in the previous five years about writing and publishing, one challenge yet remained:
Can this be put to use, starting from scratch as a new author, and actually build an audience while writing profitable fiction?
These articles show the journey. Join me. Should be fun.
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 37 Results Regular writing becomes regular, plus more inspired ideas of how to roll out a conversion plan.. Metrics Published Words Fiction: – free – 6581 (Wattpad) – paid – 21948 Published Words Non-Fiction: – free – 1389 – paid – 0 (Medium) Free Views: – Medium - 16 – Wattpad - 2 Subscribers: Mailerlite: 34 … [Read more...]
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 36 Results Breakthrough (finally) on Medium and Wattpad, plus - just how focused you need to be... Metrics Published Words Fiction: – free – 6693 (Wattpad) – paid – 47504 Published Words Non-Fiction: – free – 2123 – paid – 1563 (Medium) Subscribers: Mailerlite: 1 (non-IF), MailChimp: 2, Instafreebie – 363 (down from … [Read more...]
How to Avoid "Death by Sales Funnel" in Fiction Writing (Or: A Preliminary Conversion Pattern for Fiction Writers) I found out during the last couple of weeks that I've been doing something horribly wrong for months. The first indicator is that my book sales have been very poor to get off the ground, while my subscribers were skyrocketing. Now the conventional wisdom is that … [Read more...]
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 35 Results Fascinating breakthrough - what you can do with short stories as building blocks… Metrics Published Words Fiction: – free – 0 – paid – 306697 Published Words Non-Fiction: – free – 5200 – paid – 3203 (Medium) Subscribers: Mailerlite: 7 (non-IF), MailChimp: 1, Instafreebie – 848 New Total: 4193 (Now over 4K in 8 … [Read more...]
Instafreebie Verified Organizer Free Book Giveaways Update With the end of August, a slew of giveaways completed, so it was time to do an analysis. Now I'm working with a spreadsheet-history of 116 giveaways. Just added the last of August to this mix, on top of what I'd added a couple of weeks ago. This time, I removed all Erotica giveaways from the mix. (These are … [Read more...]
Cost Per Subscriber Lead Using Instafreebie Free Book Giveaways UPDATE: My math and my underlying raw data were both wrong. So I stand corrected with this update. I'm just passing 4,000 subscribers after 5 months of using Instafreebie on their lowest paid plan ($20 per month.) I thought it was about 40 cents per subscriber, but it was really about four cents per … [Read more...]
How to Self-Publish Your Book for Free: Sequences and Why's You want to know two things when you self-publish: How to publish your books(s) for no upfront cost (and no or low residual fees) How to do this efficiently so you can spend the most time writing your next one. After I've been self-publishing for over a decade, things always are changing. Another reason to … [Read more...]
The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 34 Results Short post this week. Extremely. Stay tuned. Some breakthroughs, even so... Metrics Published Words Fiction: – free – 0 – paid – 16623 Published Words Non-Fiction: – free – 2309 – paid – 0 (Medium) Subscribers: Mailerlite: 12 (non-IF), MailChimp: 0, Instafreebie – 873 New Total: 3952 (nearly 4K in 8 … [Read more...]