The Write Stuff is a user-friendly place for authors and readers to talk to each other, make new friends, and share resources, links, ideas, cover reveals, excerpts, and promotions. When possible, I’ll be happy to promote your work here. New releases, book tours, interviews, sales … whatever is important to you at the moment. To find out more, email me at email@example.com but FIRST . . .
Please read the following General Blog Rules, Ten Things You May Not Know About Me Instructions, and #GuestDayTuesday Instructions for submitting information to me.
GENERAL BLOG RULES:
This is meant to be a safe place, controversy-free.
1. No politics here, please (even if your book is political, which is fine if the title isn’t inflammatory)
2. No overtly religious discussions. (This doesn’t mean you can’t say “Blessings” to someone. Just that we aren’t going down a road sure to be controversial for some.)
3. No overtly erotic excerpts, or X-rated titles, please. Sexy is fine, but let’s keep it within reason.
4. Mild swearing is allowed, but nothing hair-raising, please. (Asterisks will work if you are posting an excerpt containing stronger language.)
5. Play nice. Respect each other.
TEN THINGS YOU MAYNOT KNOW ABOUT ME INSTRUCTIONS
(NOTE : This feature runs every other Wednesday)
1. Send me a list of ten interesting or fun facts about yourself that your
fellow bloggers might be surprised to learn.
2. Email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include all the items
listed below under “Here are the things I Need From You.”
3. Please find time to engage with those who comment on your post,
even if it’s just a quick thank you. It’s only polite, after all, and readers will remember your friendliness.
(Note: This is an every-other-Tuesday feature)
Tuesdays are now #GUESTDAYTUESDAY on The Write Stuff. I am very happy to help you share your book releases, cover reveals, and most any promos or news you like on my blog, with the goal of helping others find your books or your blog. Posts should be writing, reading, or blogging related, but I’m open to new ideas. My only requirements are the following three things:
- Send me the items listed below in the formats requested so that I can get your posts scheduled promptly. Email them to: email@example.com
- Include an introductory paragraph or two with your post. It can be about you, your work, or maybe the reason you wrote the book you’re promoting. It’s just a nice a way to ease into the rest of the post.
- Please find time to engage with those who comment on your post, even if it’s just a quick thank you. It’s only polite, after all, and readers will remember your friendliness.
- And let’s all remember to PAY IT FORWARD when possible. Try to stop by on Tuesdays when you can, and share the posts of others. That’s how it all works. 🙂
If you are willing to do those four things, when possible, I’ll be pleased to do my part to help promote your books whenever I can.
**Here Are the Things I Need From You**
*Your Cover Image(s), Author Photo, & any other appropriate images submitted as SEPARATE jpgs or pngs*
A Word Document which contains the following:
- The Review, Article, Short Essay, or Promo material you wish to share with appropriate links.
- Your Book Blurb
- Your Author Bio
- Your Buy Links
- Your Social Media links
- Your Contact info
That’s it. Now let’s get the word out! 🙂
(NOTE: This feature is on hold until further notice. Thanks!
- At 1:00am EST each Friday, I will post the opening line of a famous book. The quiz will remain open until I’ve received 5 correct answers or until 4:00pm EST, whichever comes first.
- If you recognize the line, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title and author of the book it comes from before 4:00pm EST, which I believe is 9:00pm in the U.K.
- Email only, thanks. Please DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWER in the Comments section.
- The first 5 folks to email in that time frame will win a download of any one of my books, either for themselves or someone else of their choosing. (NOTE: If you’ve already read all of my books, you may also choose to get a credit for a free download of my next release.)
- If you live outside the U.S., Amazon will not allow me to gift you directly, but I will happily send you the book via a PDF or Mobi file, your choice. Either can be read on your Kindle.
- NO GOOGLING allowed, please. (Honor system, here).
- At 4:00pm EST, submissions will close, and I will announce the winners of the contest. Easy-peasey!
If you have any further questions on any of these features, please contact me at email@example.com
Most of all, enjoy what you find on The Write Stuff, and feel free to share it far and wide. We’ll all do the same for you.
That’s about it! Thanks for visiting, and have fun!