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"Many novelists fail to take full advantage of blogging as a promotional tool because they just aren't sure what to write about. With No More Blank Screen: Blogging Ideas for Fiction Authors, there's no more excuse for not blogging! This book is packed with practical advice to help novelists promote their books through blogging. Highly recommended."
--Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer

Blogging should never be a painful chore.

"No More Blank Screen" contains over two hundred blog post ideas. The blog ideas and questions-to-ponder attempt to cover the full experience spectrum that is encountered along the path to publication and well beyond. Along with the blog ideas, the basics of blog creation is covered, plus special notes on guest blogging and avoiding the dreaded "pretentious" label.

Regardless if you are a new writer or an experienced author, "No More Blank Screen" can help you expand your blogging experience.

(About 9000 words / 25 pages)

$2.99

Amazon Link: http://tinyurl.com/3hugebj
 

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Krista-

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I'm about to head out on vacation, so wanted to give a heads-up that the price of "No More Blank Screen" will remain at $2.99 until I return to the world of internet on June 28th, where the price will increase to $3.99.

You can purchase on Amazon and Smashwords (if you need other formats beyond kindle).

Thanks!
 

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bumpedity bump bump

I've raised the price of Blank Screen to its regular price of $3.99. However, it looks like Sony has been slow to update, so you can still grab it there for $2.99, but I have no idea for how much longer.

Thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy!

I know that the sample size on Amazon isn't the best, so you are welcome to check out the sample on Smashwords. I made it a fair bit bigger so that you could get a better feel for it.
 

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Steve Vernon said:
Great idea for a book, Krista!
Thanks :) I was getting asked a lot of questions about blogging over email and at conventions, and I thought I'd put together something to help folks out who were struggling.
 

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Here is a small snippet from NO MORE BLANK SCREEN. One of the problems I have with the LOOK INSIDE is that I can't get it to also pick up a middle section, so that folks can see it's more than just the information at the beginning.

How Did You Come Up with That?

How does your tangled mess of ideas turn into the characters and stories your readers love? Readers are always interested in knowing how authors develop ideas, so share your story.

1. What are your writing rituals?
2. How do you come up with titles? Is it through sweat and tears, or do they just pop into your mind?
3. How long does it take you to write a first draft?
4. How long does it take you to edit a first draft until it's ready for submissions?
5. Do you create a detailed outline, or just start writing? Are you somewhere in-between?
c Krista D. Ball 2011
 

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You know the drill :)

Just an FYI - there is a 25% off coupon buried on my website for smashwords. But, you have to look for it  8)
 

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Updated Dec 27th -- Boxing Week Sale. 99 cents! on Smashwords and Amazon (who is dragging their feet updating it, but customer service said should be updated tonight)

 

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New review on Amazon :)

I really like how this book is laid out, it has gave me some really good ideas. I never thought of posting my contact information until this book. Regardless of what genra you write there this book will help. It's also a very quick read which is great for a busy author these days.
 

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Sometimes I feel really awkward bumping these things and I can pretend to be all smary, but really I'm just ye ol' bumping :D

and thanks! I would get asked a lot about how I came up with ideas. My blog doesn't get a lot of comments; instead it tends to generate conversation elsewhere like on Twitter and Facebook. I'm not sure why it works out like that, it just does. But I get asked a lot about how I come up with ides or what to blog about. I decided to do the guide. It's not long (maybe 9000 words), but it doesn't prattle much. Just explained how to blog and what to blog about without annoying people  :D
 
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