Sunday, December 25, 2022

12 Tactics To Better Writing


What can writers do to get published, market a book successfully, and still have time to live life, write more books, and take care of one’s obligations? You can start by emphasis these 12 tactics for better writing?  

1.      Draft a mission/vision statement for yourself as a writer. What do you hope to accomplish as a writer? Why? How?  

2.      Develop a business plan to schedule your writings and marketing. Set clear goals, identify resources and obstacles, and carve out time to execute the plan.  

3.      Set a budget of time, mindshare, and money to write, market, and learn new tricks of the trade. Determine what you will invest in, such as attending webinars, hiring a publicist, pursuing an MFA, buying lists/databases, etc.  

4.      Become a better reader. If you read quality books and pay attention to what great writers do to make the reader feel good, you can employ the same techniques.  

5.      Break big or long-term projects into smaller pieces. Each day you will take steps towards many different goals.  

6.      Consider recruiting or a support group – friends, family, coaches, consultants, or therapists.  

7.      Consider whether the advice or criticism you’ve received, as a writer, is justified. Can you make some adjustments and improve parts of how you practice your craft/ 

8.      Avoid the sins of bad writers – not willing to be edited, not being open to learning from others, not listening to constructive criticism, not willing to write for the readers, and failing to acknowledge there are great, competing books that they must compete with. 

9.      Seek to write every day but allow for creative breaks. 

10.  Free your mind, body, and soul for a period of each day so that you can write without burdens, obligations, noise, bills, chores, desires. Block it all out. Don’t worry, it will all be waiting for you when you come out of your focused writing session, but while you put yourself in a writing zone, no one else matters. Nothing else exists. It’s you and your pen or laptop or chisel.  

11.  Remember the advice in How to Write Like a Writer, by best-selling author Thomas C. Foster:  

“All writing is an act of imagination. Don’t be afraid to exercise yours. Writing is a conversation between tow people, a writer and a reader. Writing, like life, is adjustments. When changes must be made, embrace them.”  

12.  Remember why you are writing. You write because you love to – and feel the need to. You write to help others, including yourself. You write to fill a void, serve a purpose, and create what doesn’t exist. You write for fun, ego, money, power, and purpose. You write because that’s what you do, whether it’s a blessing or a curse. So, stop the excuses, the whining, the fearing, the lusting – just do what you are destined to do. Start now. And don’t stop. 

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, NewsdayThe Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:


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