The Turndog Tales: 19/08/2012 – 24/08/2012





Happy Friday to you, wherever you are. I hope the sun is shining because it isn’t in England. Apparently, it’s going to be a wet weekend, which is great, considering it’s a Bank Holiday. Hmmmmm

Anyway, enough about my whining. The time has come for this week’s Turndog Tales…the best news of the week (at least the best news I’ve come across). Sit back, put up your feet and take a sip of that hot brewing tea.


To Launch Offline Or Not?

If you’re a writer I’m guessing one of the dreams you have is to do a book signing or two. This is something most modern writers don’t get to do. At least not in the way we imagine when we first begin.

Alison Wells talks about how she took a chance and did a real deal book launch. Was it easy? No! Was it a huge money making success? No. Was it worth it? Yes!

I certainly found this interesting and it’s something a writer should consider. It might not be right for everyone, but it’s worth thinking about

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We All Tell Stories

Joel Friedlander always provides me with some great stories. This week he outdid himself and talked about the human race and the role storytelling plays. 

I love stories. I love being a storyteller, and a post like this grabs my attention and shakes me by the shoulders. How do you use storytelling, and as a writer, do you use it enough?

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To Be Read

This week Dan Blank wrote a post inspired by Susan Orlean. The premise is simple, how she uses Social Media to be read. It’s not about becoming published, or gathering thousands of Twitter followers, or anything like that.

To write means to write, and hopefully, be read. That’s why we do it. That’s why we sit down and spend hours at our desk. We want to inspire and evoke emotion. This post helped me realise a thing or two. That everything I do leads to being read.

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What Does The Future Hold?

What will the world look like in 10 years time? I have no idea, but Seeley James has a few thoughts on the matter. The publishing world has changed a lot in recent years, but I  suspect we’ll see a great deal more.

If you’re a writer I’m sure this post will interest you. I’m certain of it. The industry is part of all of us and to stay on top of it is important. Read it for yourself and see if you agree with her thoughts or not.

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To Comment Is To Sell

I’m guessing you read Blogs (after all, you’re reading this), and as such, I expect you leave the odd comment. What can they bring, though? Does leaving a comment offer exposure, readers, sales?

Randall Wood did a mini experiment about this. He wanted to see if leaving a comment at a Blog could result in a sale. It maybe a small experiment, but I love it. I hope you will read his story

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The ‘Bloody Hell, Really’ Post

For once I’m not complaining about the content, rather the sad state of affairs the content is about. This post on Duolit talks about Writer Scams, and it’s so sad to see the different ways writers can be duped.

Read and prepare yourself. Unfortunately bad people walk the earth, but with wide eyes you will do just fine. Damn you scammers!

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And so brings an end to another week. Have a great weekend and an inspiring few days. Before you leave, please consider taking a look at my own Blog Posts from this week. I would love to hear your comments.

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