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Why Pronouns Are Important

Imagine you're at a cocktail party and someone tells a brief story about his friend Buddy. Chances are the storyteller will name Buddy just once and use "he" from there on because everyone listening to the story knows he's talking about Buddy. If the storyteller were to say, "Buddy did this, and then Buddy did that, and then Buddy went there," it would sound weird, right?The same goes for books. Read the following two paragraphs out loud. Which one sounds more natural to you?EXAMPLE ABuddy…See More
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
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Why Pronouns Are Important

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 9:37am 0 Comments

Imagine you're at a cocktail party and someone tells a brief story about his friend Buddy. Chances are the storyteller will name Buddy just once and use "he" from there on because everyone listening to the story knows he's talking about Buddy. If the storyteller were to say, "Buddy did this, and then Buddy did that, and then Buddy went there," it would sound weird, right?

The same goes for books. Read the following two paragraphs out loud. Which one sounds more natural to…

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The Power of a Good Headshot in Book Promotion

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 9:11am 0 Comments

In a recent post, I said that for the overwhelming majority of authors, it's important to make an effort to connect with your fans. The same goes for having a good headshot. If you're selling millions of copies of your books each year, no need to read further.

Almost daily I receive an email from an author asking me a variation of the same question: "How do…

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Writing Tip: Just Keep Going

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

When I'm working on the first draft of a novel, at times it can feel like I'm pushing an enormous boulder up a mountain. Have you ever had that feeling? It's during those periods that I have to trust what I've learned over the course of writing multiple books, which is that I have to keep going. So day after day I force myself to sit down and inch the story along, however slowly, because I know that by doing so, I will eventually…

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Marketing Tip: Include More Than Just Your Book in Your Book

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 8:04am 1 Comment

Have you ever finished a great book and thought to yourself, I would love to send a note to the author, only to find yourself at a loss for how to do so? In my opinion, by not including contact information at the end of their books, those authors are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to connect with their readers.

Here are some other things you can include in your books to connect with your readers:  

1)   The first chapter of…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

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