Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Jun 18, 2020

How to Crowdfund Your Novel With Patreon

During the Renaissance, rich benefactors would support artists with stipends, allowing them to do their work without worrying about an income. Today's authors have finally got the modern equivalent of these patrons in a website called Patreon....

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Published On Feb 26, 2019

The Rules for Writing According to Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver's bestselling mystery series featuring retired police captain Lincoln Rhyme has just been ordered as a pilot for NBC. The series, which began in 1997 with The Bone Collector, has stretched into 15 novels as of late 2018, and the...

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Published On Feb 23, 2019

Binge Writing: The Good and the Bad

 There are two types of authors: those who schedule their writing on a regular basis and those who binge write, putting thousands of words down at a time in a frenzy, with long breaks in between. Stephen King is a famous schedule writer, putting...

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Published On Jan 17, 2019

How to Get Top Food Bloggers to Feature Your Recipe Book On Instagram and Instagram Stories

Are Food Bloggers Including Your Book In Their FOMO features?

Instagram is a moving billboard for food bloggers. We all know how easily it is to get sucked in to a good Instagram story- especially one that features food or the latest food product...

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Published On Jan 9, 2019

How to Market your Book Using a Personal Network

Ask any author about marketing their books, and you'll probably hear about newsletters, Facebook ads and reviewer sites. What many authors miss is the valuable promotional power that can come from a smartly-created personal network. It's far from...

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Published On Dec 31, 2018

7 Authors New Years Resolutions That Will Improve Your Career

Most people make resolutions about the personal changes they want to make in the new year: lose weight, save money, spend more time with the kids. These are all great ideas, but they're aimed at improving your personal life. What about your life...

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Published On Dec 14, 2018

How to Simply Make Amazon Market Your Book for Free

Whether you're independent or traditionally published, marketing your book is a job that's squarely on your shoulders. Facebook posts and newsletter ads can be effective for promotions, but the costs add up quickly. What if you could get Amazon...

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Published On Dec 6, 2018

How to Get Your Books Noticed - by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels have sold in the millions, making her Jersey girl character a household name. Evanovich is a blue-collar author, advocating hard, daily work for author success. As someone with a down-to-earth attitude...

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Published On Nov 30, 2018

5 Types of Technothrillers That Readers are Begging for More Of

When Tom Clancy wrote The Hunt for Red October, the publishing world hadn't even conceived of the technothriller genre. His success was quickly followed up by a string of bestselling books by Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, Douglas Preston & Lincoln...

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