Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Oct 27, 2014

How Frequently Should You Share (And Publish!) Your Writing?

We all learned in kindergarten that sharing is caring, but when it comes to writing, sharing your work can be downright scary! The decision to share your work depends on a lot of different factors, and the sharing itself can take many forms.

The...

Read More
Published On Oct 27, 2014

Writing for the Ear: Can Audiobooks Improve Your Work?

Can audio books help you create music for your readers' ears?

It's clear that audiobooks are a powerful force that writers would be remiss to overlook, but there may be a hidden benefit to including audiobooks in your overall publishing...

Read More
Published On Sep 27, 2014

How to Throw a Book Launch Party for Sales Out of the Gate

Whether you're an independent self published author or you go the traditional route, a big part of your writing job is going to be marketing your book after it's published. Word of mouth is crucial for any book's success, and one of the best...

Read More
Published On Sep 27, 2014

4 Ways to Ring in the Holiday Season with a Book Marketing Strategy

‘Tis the season ... That’s right, it might still be warm outside, but the holiday shopping season is approaching fast. Savvy self-published authors know this is the time to craft your strategy and begin to put your book in the spotlight....

Read More
Published On Sep 27, 2014

5 Things Outlander Teaches Authors About Persevering

When it was first published in 1991, Outlander became a worldwide best seller. This romantic tale of a woman who fell through time and the Scotsman she falls in love with is filled with authentic details of 18th century Highland life. Fans have...

Read More
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...

Read More
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,...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More