- File Size: 532 KB
- Print Length: 102 pages
- Publication Date: August 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EQP3X0O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,136,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Rise of the Writer: Writing and Marketing Like a Pro in the 21st Century - A Beginner's Guide Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
Yes, there are a ton of good books on how to build a platform, but Joe gives a simple breakdown of what's worked for him. I found myself highlighting links that I'll go back to later. He seems to know what he's talking about when it comes to marketing his writing, evidenced by a successful blog and a full time writing career.
Good book. I'm glad I stumbled upon his blog--it's very helpful for writers.
One way I thought it could have been improved would be to include a broader listing of links. Warnimont gave tried and true from his own experience, but was rather limited in sharing links to other platforms and sites that a writer might find works better for them.
Lots of good information for the new writer.
Rise of the Writer: Writing and Marketing Like a Pro in the 21st Century, by Joe Warimont is another book outlining the steps to success for new writers, but with a difference - it has practical, simple steps that anyone can follow. Warimont gives lots of examples of not just what to do, but how to do it, complete with references and links that even experienced writers will find useful.
You won't agree with everything he says - for instance, his advice that fiction writers should stick to one genre in order to get established is not something I personally agree with. This doesn't, however, make the advice on how to market yourself and your work any less valuable. The sections on how to establish a blog are essential for anyone just starting out blogging, and you're likely to find yourself reading and re-reading these sections just to get it all down.
Well organized and written in an easily digested style (except for the tendency to use the pronoun `their' to apply to singular individuals, a practice that gray-head, pre-Internet types like me find hard to implement). That, though, constitutes the only things I wasn't impressed by. I strongly recommend that before investing too much time in setting up a blog to promote your book; perhaps even before you go too far in writing it; you read Rise of the Writer. It just might save you a few bottles of Excedrin.
Practical because Joe Warnimont provides clear and specific tips on how to write and market in the 21st century.
Honest because he doesn't pretend that it is easy or will produce instant results.
As any writer I have read countless books and followed countless blogs to find answers to my questions about social media and online visibility in general. Often they were either too obvious or too abstract.
Warnimont has managed to write a book for writers who aren't high tech experts but are aware of the role of social media and online presence.
I wasn't looking for writing help, but you will find helpful tips in this area as well, and also humorous nuggets on how to live a healthy writer's lifestyle.
Written in an approachable voice that makes his blog enjoyable, Warnimont offers a little book that will give you big ideas on how to `rise as a writer.'
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As a writer/editor building my business, I lapped up every word, every suggestion, every link in this book with joy and relief.Read more