Writing and Creating Books

Infographic: Are You a Creative Person?

Here are the 9 rules for a creative person (or at least one person’s vision of such rules): 1. Do more than what you’re told to do. – Actually this applies to anyone creating, selling, marketing, or even doing grunge work. 2. Try new things. – Always good advice, again for anyone. 3. Teach others […]

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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Cut the Passive Voice Via Zombies!

Do you want to know how to cut out the passive voice in your writing? Check out this advice from Rebecca Johnson via Twitter: Add by zombies after every verb. If the sentence makes sense, it’s passive. If it doesn’t make sense, it’s active. Check it out here: “She was eaten [by zombies.]” — passive […]

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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Joe Queenan on Books

As Joe Queenan noted in a recent Wall Street Journal essay (adapted from his book, One for the Books), My philosophy is simple: Certain things are perfect the way they are. The sky, the Pacific Ocean, procreation and the Goldberg Variations all fit this bill, and so do books. Books are sublimely visceral, emotionally evocative […]

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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Margaret Robertson: Games and Stories You Can Win

You can’t fail in a book. You can’t fail in a movie. But you can fail in a game. “Games offer a place where the world works the way your mom always told you the world was going to work. If you try hard, if you practice, and if you don’t give up you will […]

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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