The Turndog Tales: 17/06/2012 – 22/06/2012





Happy Friday everyone

I’ve had my coffee, can just about see the screen, and ready to start this Friday by writing some Turndog Tales.

If you didn’t know, this is a Post that offers the week’s best news. I’ve been searching my Twitter feed and this is the best of the best. If you’re a writer in search of inspiration, these should help…


Outside The Box Book Launch

As you know I’m a big fan of creative thinking. Cynthia Morris has done this by combining her old life with new Book. We all have a past, and if we look hard enough, we can find ways to leverage all sorts of projects.

I love what Cynthia is doing with her launch and feel writers of all types can learn something from this. Take a look and try think outside of that box

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10 Years Of Learning

This is an old post, but I only came across it this week. Andre Klein takes you down a lovely journey of self discovery and showcases the world of traditional publishing versus self publishing.

As someone who’s going down the self-pub route, it’s great to read as many stories as I can. The more you learn the more prepared you can be. Well worth a read…

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Who Are Your Readers

In the coming months I’m going to do as much research as I can. I feel writers need to learn who their readers are, and a survey can help.

AJ Kumar has come up with 7 steps that I feel cover the basics and more. These tips came at the perfect time for me and hopefully they can help you too. How well do you know your readers? If you don’t think you know them enough, this is the post for you.

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How Online Are You?

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about having an online presence. You will no doubt have read about a million posts about it.

I feel this post by Susan Bearman is better than most, though, and highlights the true benefits of being online. It’s about being Social above everything else. Take a read and find your own process.

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A Detailed Journey Of Publishing

I read quite a few articles about the journey of publishing, but few are as detailed as this. Alan Shelton discusses this in great deal, and although it will be overkill for many (and expensive), it really does show how to prepare things properly.

It was an eye opener, that is for sure, and I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two. If you’re a first time author (or to be honest, even if you’re not), this is something that can help.

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The ‘Bloody Hell, Really’ Post

Like most marketers, I’m a fan of Seth Godin. This week, though, he began a project that was supposed to show the benefits of Crowd Sourcing. He made his new book available on Kickstarter and aimed to reach $40,000.

He reached this total in about 4 minutes. What was he expecting? He’s a superstar, and as such, his fans will flock and support this. This doesn’t represent what crowd sourcing can do.

Of course it can help people with huge followers, but it’s the ones who don’t that usually NEED to crowd source. I don’t know, I found this both funny and a tad annoying

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There we go everyone, the weekend is officially here.

Please take a look at my own posts this week as I’d love to hear what you have to say. I particularly recommend:

How An Introvert Writer Tackles Networking

That Author Website Is Totes Good

My Guest Post on


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