NaNoWriMo Writer’s Tool | ProsePlanner Author Workbook

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Many writers are getting ready for NaNoWriMo 2022, including myself.

Attached is the first page of a new product that I’m creating for my ETSY shop: The ProsePlanner Author Workbook. This first page of the workbook is a high-level view of the writing process with drafts, work count, and plenty of other details for you to track. I’ve designed this to fit A5 planners (either disc or ring planners).

I hope that you enjoy this free downloadable writing tool. Please leave me a comment below if you like it.

ProsePlanner Tips | How to Write a Book Description

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Struggling to find the best way to capture what your book is about in a book description?

Can’t find the words that best describe your story and why someone should read it?

Never fear: There are plenty of resources for your to learn how to craft a great book description that will get readers’ attention.

Kindlepreneur offers a book description generator that is very helpful and definitely worth a try.

Regardless of the tool you use to describe your book, you’ll need to include a few key details.

Remember, book descriptions need to be brief. So start with a short book description and then add additional content if you have the space to do so.

  1. First, start with a hook in your first sentence.
  2. Next, summarize the problem that your main character faces in the story in one sentence. Try to emphasize how this problem is unique.
  3. Finally, summarize how your book fits into a particular genres so that the reader will know what to expect.

Galen Leather A5 Portfolio Unboxing

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I have a confession to make: I am a notebook hoarder. I am always looking for new notebooks and notebook covers to add to my collection. I recently purchased the Galen Leather A5 Zip Folio in Crazy Horse Smoky and I love it. I bought this folio from Goulet Pens, but it is handmade by Galen Leather.

Galen Leather A5 Zip Folio in Crazy Horse Smoky

Galen Leather is a wonderful company with a variety of stationery items including: notebooks, notebook covers, pen cases, bags, and other desk accessories. They offer a beautiful range of leather colors. Gray is one of my favorite colors, so I was very happy to buy it.

If you haven’t looked at Galen Leather and Goulet Pens, then you should take some time to review their products. Both companies offer a variety of beautiful office and notebook goods that will help you design a planning and journaling process that works for you.

ProsePlanner Tips | How to Create an Author Website

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Creating an author website is important for any author, but particularly for self-published authors.

Your author website can be a great place to provide free book chapters, share the details of your writing process, present book covers reveals, notify readers of your next upcoming release, or your current project.

There are a variety of companies that can help you create a custom author website that you can easily update.

Websites

Weebly, WordPress, and SquareSpace are some good options for creating an author website.

I have used Weebly and WordPress and would recommend them.

Domain

Choose a domain that has your author name in it.

For example, [author name]blog.com or [author name]author.com may be good options.

I would focus on getting a domain that ends in .com, rather than .net or .org.

Hosting

With most websites, you can use the company’s host for your website. Alternatively, you can self-host the website, but that requires more effort and web development experience.

If you are new to creating a website of any kind, then I would recommend hosting through the company.

Social Media

Be sure to include your social media links on your author website.

I recommend adding at least 2 social media links for authors (Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or Goodreads).

To Blog or Not to Blog

Readers enjoy learning tips and tricks about self-publishing and about the writing process.

What is unique about your writing process that you can share?

About You

Tell your readers who are you as an author. Personal details, pictures of yourself, genres that you read and write in, and your favorite food are all great ways to connect with readers.

Readers love learning about authors’ creative process.

What is special about you and your work?

Contact me

It’s essential to include a page on your website where readers can send you an email.

If you don’t want to create an email through the company, then I recommend getting a email (i.e., Gmail) that is similar to the domain of your author website.

Links

Provide link to your Author page on publishers’ websites, Goodreads profile, and to your published books.

Other links that readers may find useful are recommendations and things that are currently inspiring you.

Do you have a favorite book on writing that you’d like to share?

ProsePlanner Tips | How to Create an Author Website

Please let me know if this blog post was helpful by leaving me a comment.

I’d like to know your thoughts on what you think is essential for an authors website.

Below are some author websites for inspiration.

Eva Belle

Eigengrau

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