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Lynn Wiese Sneyd 'The Book Biz Whiz', is a Writer, Literary Expert, PR Consultant
and Owner of LWS Literary Services where she assists authors in book publicity campaigns,
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The Writer’s Toolbox By Lynn Wiese Sneyd 'The Book Biz Whiz', Literary Expert & PR
Sharp pencils. Pens with ink. Paper. A powered computer. These items are essentials
to the writing life. If you’re interested in transforming the writing life into the
business of writing, then you need to add a few additional items to your writer’s
- Editor: Behind every good writer is a good editor. Find yours.
- Bio: People who want to book you for an interview or presentation will ask for
your bio. Have three available in varying word lengths (e.g. 250-500 words; 100-150
words; 50-75 words).
- Professional Author Photo: You want to look your best, right? Make sure your photographer
knows cameras and portraitures.
- Website: Make it shine. Make it sing. Often this
is the first place people meet you.
-Blog: Decide how frequently you’re going to write and post your blogs. They are
key to social media marketing.
- The Pitch: Sell the sizzle in 3-4 short paragraphs.. Pitch it to radio, television,
newspapers, magazines, libraries, bookstores, book clubs, bloggers conferences –
any place that will give you publicity.
- “Gone Hiking” Sign: Remember to have fun! It’s not about writing 24-7. It’s about
having experiences and writing about them.