Novelists can be roughly divided into two categories. Some are plotters, and some are pantsers.
Plotters plan a story in great detail from start to finish before writing even one sentence of the story, while pantsers just go ahead and dive head over heels into the story.
Both methods work, and most authors are neither one hundred percent plotters nor exclusively Pantsers. But among the Pantsers, the problem of writer’s block is more widespread.
Why is this so? As an answer to this question, an analogy is often made between writing and building a house. If you build a house without having a detailed plan, you cannot expect to get a habitable house in the end. …
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I write thrillers and sell them through Amazon’s KDP program. As a self-publisher, you can’t expect readers to find you and buy your books on this crowded platform without advertising. That’s why an author must be familiar with things like Facebook Ads or advertising on Amazon.
For at least two years now, I’ve been regularly placing Facebook ads when I publish a new book.
Up to now, the click prices for my Facebook Ads were always between 25 and 50 cents. So overall, in the campaigns of the last two years, I had an average click cost of 37.5 cents.
Since my books only cost 99 cents during the publishing phase, I only get 29 cents per sale from Amazon. …