Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Sep 27, 2014

Self Publishing Success: 3 Key Actions To Find Your Readers

Every writer has dreams of being the next Stephen King, or at least the next Hugh Howey, but there are no guarantees what book is going to become a raging success and which one will sit on the shelves. You may not be able to find the golden key...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Is Crowdfunding the Right Move for Authors?

Virginia Woolf had it right: in order to do the best fiction work, one needs a modest sum of money and a room of one's own. The argument about the perfect writing environment can go on for years, but one thing is certain: in order to be able to...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

How to Write a Killer Hook to Spice Up Your Book

If you think of your writing as a fishing line and your readers as the fish, the purpose of a hook becomes clear. Whether you author an essay for a class or the great American novel, the hook pulls the reader into the story.

“It was a bright,...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

How to Market to Unusual Groups Who May Love Your Books

Selling your books offline doesn't always have to mean sitting behind stacks of paperbacks at a book signing, waiting for readers to come to you. Conventions and book store events are great for pulling in readers who are already your fans, but...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Maximize Your Book PR Spend: Recruit Bloggers Like A Shepherd!

The point of hiring public relations specialists is because they can access a population you haven't been able to otherwise. Public relations specialists enjoy exclusivity with certain organizations and interest groups that may mutually gain...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

4 Things "Not To Do" When Writing a Novel (+ Tips From Hemingway)

If you are an aspiring novel writer or author of any type, you have likely procured as much information as you can find on how to go about becoming successful. However, you might not have read any information about what "not to do" when writing...

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Published On May 12, 2017

25 Book Marketing Sites: Reach Out and Touch Them!

Writers who used to wait years to see their books published are moving in droves into self publishing. EBook publication allows authors to bypass the gatekeepers of traditional publishers and allow the readers to judge for themselves how good...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Tips To Engage Your Readers With Google Hangouts: Author Test Drive!

Chances are as a self published author you're already taking advantage of one or two Google tools. You've likely caught onto Google + by now, but have you taken Google Hangouts for a test drive yet? Their latest social tool in connectivity,...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

The Writer's Workout: 5 Exercises to Keep You Healthy at Your Desk

Writers as a whole may not be the healthiest people on earth. We love our coffee, sit at a desk all day, and tend to unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail on a pretty frequent basis. In the middle of it all is a body that's slowly gaining...

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