Welcome to December’s Links Roundup! This month we bring you a series of TED Talks that are sure to offer inspiration; tips on writing effectively for different social media platforms; and a unique way to release your story online. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
Serialize Your Story via IndieReader – In an interview about why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she published “traditionally,” author Stephanie Bond also explains how she brought serialization to the digital age with her book Coma Girl. Learn more about how writing a serial novel and releasing it online has helped her build a fan base, expanded her web presence, and improved her writing.
Carlton Cuse: 6 Talks That Help Me Create via TED – Carlton Cuse, screenwriter and producer of Lost and Bates Motel, reveals the six TED talks that inspire him to create in today’s fast-paced world. Speakers include Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) and Malcolm Gladwell (author of Tipping Point).
The Top 55 Apps for Writers in 2016 via The Expert Editor – Need an app that will help you condense some of those long, meandering, and needlessly complex sentences? What about an app that takes away any potential distractions on your computer? Or maybe an app that provides an endless array of plot options? You’ll find all this and more in the top fifty-five apps for writers, presented here by Angela Han.
How to Write for Social Media to Create the Best Posts via Coschedule – Writing prose and poetry is one thing, but writing for social media is quite another. Ben Sailer offers smart tips on how to successfully write for multiple social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, as well as how to write compelling copy for each social media platform.
Why SEO Should Always Complement Your Content Marketing via SearchEngineLand – Trond Lyngbø explains how the synergy between content marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) can create a web page that communicates with visitors in a way they won’t forget—and will keep them coming back for more.