Posts Tagged ‘ Karen Cioffi ’

Create a Believable Protagonist with Realistic Characteristics

Mar 4th, 2017 | By
creating characters

If you write for children, you should let the reader see your protagonist’s characteristics within the first few pages. This enables the reader to quickly identify with him or her. This connection will determine whether the reader turns the next page. Unless you’re writing fantasy or science fiction, your protagonist

Writing to Get Your Children’s Story Published

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By
get your children's story published

All writers, including children’s writers, have one primary focus – to get published. What makes each writer different is his slant or perspective on the story he’s telling, and how he tells it. It’s true that anyone can write, but writing to get published is another story. To accomplish this,

Make Your Children’s Writing Website Focused

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
children's writing website

Is your site on the mark? As we get caught up in our writing careers sometimes it’s easy to forget to remain focused. That’s a no-no! It’s important to present a focused brand and site. Okay, so what are three website must-haves and six tips? Note: While this article focuses

Book Marketing – Yesterday and Today

Dec 24th, 2016 | By
book marketing strategies

Book Marketing Strategies by Karen Cioffi “The Times They Are A-Changin.’” Bob Dylan’s title to his 1964 album is still right on the mark in regard to today’s book marketing arena. In fact, we might say the times are still a-changin,’ since we’ve seen lots of changes already and there

Ghostwriting Workshop Starts Soon

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

Who makes more money than most authors (probably put together)? The Ghostwriter. And, unlike publishing your own books, being a ghostwriter, you’re guaranteed to be paid for your efforts. In case you’re not sure what a ghostwriter is, she’s simply a writer-for-hire. The ghostwriter may help someone write a novel;

Book Marketing and Website Ranking – Basic Elements

Nov 18th, 2016 | By
website ranking basic elements

According to statistics by Internet Live Stats, on April 19, 2016, there were over ONE BILLION active websites. Yes, you read that right – over 1,000,000,000. That’s a lot of noise . . . a lot of competition. I’ve used the analogy before, about being a speck in the

Point of View and Children’s Storytelling

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
point of view in children's stories

by Karen Cioffi Point-of-view (POV) is the narrator’s view of what’s going on. The POV is who’s telling the story. This will determine what the reader ‘hears’ and ‘sees’ in regard to the story. And, it determines the ‘personal pronouns’ that will be used. There are three main POVs in

Be a Better Writer and Book Marketer by Writing More

Jul 3rd, 2016 | By
be a better writer

Do you write every day? Or, if you don’t write daily, do you make sure you get some writing time in each week? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you’ve probably noticed an improvement in your writing over time, and possibly an improvement in the speed at

Using Video as Part of Your Book Marketing Strategy

May 11th, 2016 | By
using video for book marketing

What’s surpassing PowerPoint webinars and just about all other marketing tools as the number one ‘conversion’ marketing strategy? It’s video. People love watching videos. Just to reinforce this, here are some 2016 statistics: • Online video now accounts for 50% of all mobile traffic. • Last year online video accounted

8 Key Elements to an Optimized Website

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

What’s there to say about marketing? The first thing would be it’s an ongoing process that you have to be careful doesn’t interfere with your writing. After that, you’d say that whether you’re promoting a book, services, or other product, you will have tons of competition. And, if you don’t

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