A year of Writing by Joanne Dannon
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A lot can happen in two years The 5 July 2015 is my writing anniversary, the day I launched my first book as a self-published author. That day seems a long time ago, and my writing career today is very different to how it was back then. When I launched my debut novel, Falling for …

Judge a Book by its cover by Joanne Dannon
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Your cover is your number one marketing tool We’ve heard the saying many times, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. However, with books, yes you should! Your cover entices the reader to look at your book. Using the romance genre as an example, your cover should tell the reader the heat level of the …

Collaboration by Joanne Dannon
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Collaborative Writing? Over my past few blog posts, I’ve mentioned indie writers working together collaboratively, and it’s something I talk about a lot on social media. What is working collaboratively? I’ve been asked this a few times. Writers want to know… how does one work collaboratively? There are some ways, but one I’m going to …

Write for Market by Joanne Dannon
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How do you write a Romance Novel? When I first started writing and learning my craft, I read my first “how to” book called Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies by Leslie Wainger. Even though my copy is 13 years old, it is still relevant with plenty of useful information. At the time, I aspired …