Friday, February 13, 2015

GIVEAWAY OF 15 GREAT GUIDES TO WRITING & MARKETING YOUR BOOK

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 15 WINNERS!

They're listed below, in the Rafflecopter form, and they've all been notified. Winners, if you didn't receive an email, please check your Junk folder.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

- Jodie & gang.

Great news for writers and aspiring authors! Here's your chance to win one of 15 excellent e-books on various aspects of writing and marketing your novel or short fiction.

To mark the release of my third book, CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction on February 28, I've invited nine talented craft-of-writing authors to take part in a giveaway February 14-28 of their e-books on writing, publishing, and marketing.

Also, I'll be sending out advanced reading copies of my Captivate Your Readers next week in exchange for an honest review of the book on Amazon (& Goodreads) by March 30. Contact me at Info(at)Jodie Renner(dot)com for your free review copy.

Here are the 15 titles offered by ten top fiction-writing and marketing advisors, with their links below for more info:


Captivate Your Readers by Jodie Renner - plus 10 more books for reviews

~ Fiction Attack! by James Scott Bell

~ Outlining Your Novel, by K.M. Weiland

~ How to Market Your Book, by Joanna Penn

~The Emotion Thesaurus, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

~ Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure, by Janice Hardy

~ Grammar for Fiction Writers, by Marcy Kennedy and Chris Saylor

~ Fire up Your Fiction, by Jodie Renner

~ Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives, and Other Introverts, by Joanna Penn

The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction, by C.S. Lakin

~ Writing a Killer Thriller, by Jodie Renner

The Positive Trait Thesaurus, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

~ Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, by Marcy Kennedy

~ 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts by Bryan Cohen

The Negative Trait Thesaurus, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.

You can read these books on your Kindle or other e-reader or on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Just enter the draw by clicking on the form below to win one of the following e-books. And if you sign up for my occasional (3-6 times per year) newsletter HERE, then let me know in the comments below, I'll add your name to the "hat" 3 more times. (New subscribers only.) For this option, make sure you've already entered your name in the form below so I'll have your email address. Thanks!

Winners' names will be drawn on March 1, and you will receive your free e-book during the first week of March.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
And here's a little about my upcoming book CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS:


Are you looking for concrete, effective ways to bring your fiction to life for the readers, so they feel they’re right there with the characters? And they stay up until the wee hours of the night eagerly turning the pages? Then this book is for you.

This third editor’s guide to writing compelling fiction by multi-award-winning author Jodie Renner provides specific advice, with examples, for captivating readers and immersing them in your story world. 

Today’s readers want to put aside their cares and chores and lose themselves in an absorbing story. This book shows you how to provide the emotional involvement and immediacy readers crave in fiction.

It’s all about engaging readers through techniques such as writing in deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, creating dialogue that’s real and riveting, and basically stepping back as the author and letting the characters tell the story. 

And like my other popular writing guides, the format of this one is reader-friendly, designed for busy writers, with text broken up by subheadings, examples, and lists, and plenty of concrete tips. It also has plenty of internal links in the e-version so you can click around quickly.


Besides blogging at The Kill Zone Blog and elsewhere, Jodie Renner is a freelance fiction editor and the award-winning author of three craft-of-writing guides in her series An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction: Fire up Your Fiction, Writing a Killer Thriller, and Captivate Your Readers. She has also published two clickable time-saving e-resources to date: Quick Clicks: Spelling List – Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips and Quick Clicks: Word Usage – Style and Usage Tips for Busy Writers and Editors. You can find Jodie at www.JodieRenner.com, www.JodieRennerEditing.com, and on Facebook and Twitter.

113 comments:

  1. I signed up to your newsletter! Thanks for setting this up!

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    1. Thanks, Nina! I'll add your name 3 times! :-)

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  2. I've signed up to the newsletter, look forward to hearing from you :)

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    1. Great! I'll put your name in the draw 3 times! :-)

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  3. What a fantastic resource library you're offering up! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for dropping by, Terrye! :-)

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  4. Amazing giveaway - thank you! I've just signed up for your newsletter too.

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  5. Hi Jodie, I signed up for your newsletter. All of those books look great! Thank you for doing this.

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  6. Thanks, John! I'll enter your name. :-)

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  7. Hi Jodie. Great giveaway! I signed up for your newsletter, too! Thanks!

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  8. This is a great idea. Signed up for your newsletter. I already follow some of the authors you note above so I know this is a great opportunity.

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    1. Thanks, Rick! This is a super line-up of talented writers! I'll enter your name 3 times.

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  9. I signed up for your newsletter under a different email, fiberspacecreations.

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  10. I signed up for your newsletter! Looking forward to reading it. :-)

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  11. Hi Jodi, Just signed up for the newsletter. I own several of these books, and they are all excellent. Hope to have enough money to buy your new one when it comes out. Thanks for all you do to help us writers!

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    1. You're most welcome, Dot! Please spread the word about this great giveaway! :-)

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  12. Hello Jodi, I've signed up for the newsletter. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway. A lot of these books are on my wishlist.

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  13. I signed up for the newsletter and followed you on twitter! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Hi Jodie, What an awesome offer, thanks! I signed up for the newsletter and followed you on Twitter. Can't wait for this book.

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    1. Great! Thanks, Carole. Let me know if you'd like an advance review copy of my new book.

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  15. Just signed up for your newsletter. I'm Tom Crepeau, TomCrepeau3@aol.com.

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  16. Just signed up - great giveaway
    (Gingergrouse)

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  17. Signed up for your newsletter. :)

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  18. DONE!! Thanks for this great opportunity!! Such great resources.

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  19. This is such an awesome giveaway, Jodie. I signed up for your newsletter, too! :)

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  20. Hi Jodie, I've signed up for your newsletter and followed you on Twitter.

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  21. Wow, I'm in heaven - such awesome craft books to win!

    I signed up for your newsletter (carolwriter@comcast.net)

    Best of luck with CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS!

    ~Carol

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  22. Just signed up for your newsletter, thank you for this chance :)

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  23. That's so nice and generous of you to help other authors improve their writing style.

    Even if I don't win, I will get a hand on (at least one of) the books to read. This is an opportunity I am not going to miss.

    Again, thank you, Jodie!

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  24. I signed up for your newsletter! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  25. Done! And sign up for your news letter :)

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  26. Entered...and I signed up for your newsletter as well. :)

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  27. Signed up - great competition, and look forward to the newsletter.

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  28. I signed up for the news letter. Thank you!

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity.
    I've signed up for your newsletter, too.

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  30. Subscribed, and this is an awesome giveaway! Much success to you!

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  31. I signed up for your newsletter and did all the things on the list! I'm excited! :D

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  32. Signed up for the newsletter after hearing about this from Joanna Penn's site. Great giveaway!

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  33. Just signed up to your newsletter. Thank you! X

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  34. Signed up for newsletter and tweeted. What a fantastic giveaway. I shared with my RWA chapter too.

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  35. This is a fantastic group of books and authors! Thanks for putting the contest together. I've signed up for your newsletter and am looking forward to it.

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  36. This is a fantastic group of resources! Thanks for setting up the giveaway. I signed up for your newsletter and look forward to reading it.

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  37. Thanks, everyone! For all of you who have subscribed to my newsletter since this opened yesterday, I'll add your name three more times to the draw. But be sure you have already entered the draw through the form above so I'll have your email address, so if you win we''ll know who to send a book to. Thanks!

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  38. Hi, Jodie. I've signed up for your newsletter. All of the book in the giveaway make me so excited about writing. Thanks so much for doing this!

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  39. I signed up for your newsletter! Thanks!

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  40. This is an amazing giveaway! I signed up for your newsletter, as well! Looking forward to it. Thanks :)

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  41. Signed up for your newsletter under Cath S. What age range is your Captivate Young Readers book aimed at?

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    1. Thanks, Cath. I'm not sure if I made a typo somewhere, but it's "Captivate Your Readers" and it's aimed at adult and young adult writers. :-)

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  42. I entered and signed up for your newsletter. These books look great!

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  43. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm going to check out lots of those books. (Oh, and I've signed up for your newsletter!)

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  44. What a wonderful thing to do! :) ... signed up for your newsletter too!

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  45. followed you on twitter and signed up for your newsletter. this is so awesome! a collection of books any beginner writer like me would love to have!

    thank you so much for the opportunity! <3

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  46. I have signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance!

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  47. This is a well designed contest.

    And, I subscribed to your newsletter.

    Thank you,
    Chris F.

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  48. Signed up for the newsletter. Great selection of writers.

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  49. Hi Jodie. I've subscribed to your newsletter and look forward to receiving more great content.

    Thank you,
    Robbie

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  50. Thanks to Marcy Kennedy, I heard about your giveaway, your new book, and your blog. I'm now a subscriber, and look forward to amping up my writing. Thanks!

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  51. Jodie, entered on form and subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks, John Kilgallon

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  52. Also signed up. Thanks. Andy Graham

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  53. Signed up for newsletter also. Good luck!

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  54. I signed up! Happy book release!

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  55. I signed up for your newsletter. I'm always look for ways to improve my craft. Thank you.

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  56. I just signed up for your newsletter. I'd love to win a book!

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  57. Thank you so much for such an informative and helpful site. I signed and subscribed. More power to you and wish you more success.

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  58. I just signed up for your newsletter. Thank you!

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  59. I'd like to thank Janice Hardy for the head's up about this event and your website ~ I'll definitely be checking it out and I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks! :)

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  60. Nice. Can I get a copy and write a review? You could do a guest post too if you'd like. Check me out at Book Lover (www.dolorah.blogspot.com) and email me (donnahole at gmail dot com) if interested in either or both guest post and review.

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  61. All done and I signed up for your newsletter.

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  62. Hello Jodie, I'm proud to say I already own six of the books, including your "Fire up your fiction" :D. I also signed up for the newsletter. Hope to win another great book on writing! Thanks to you and Janice Hardy who emailed me about this.

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  63. Hi Jodie,

    Yes, I have subscribed to your newsletter, though I think my entry into the give-away registered. No matter.

    Thanks,

    Pete.

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  64. Hi Jodie,

    I subscribed to your newsletter, not just for the contest but because you supply great content and advice on your blog. Even if I don't win one of these great books, I am going to check them all out.

    Thanks,
    Heather

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  65. What a great list of books, and congratulations on your new release. I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks!

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  66. I signed up for the newsletter. The contest is a cool bonus.

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  67. Signed up for your newsletter. Great giveway! April Stiek

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  68. Hi Jodie,
    Thanks for this very generous offer! I've signed up to receive your newsletter and look forward to reading your articles. Cheers.

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  69. Signed up for the newsletter! This looks good!

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  70. I've signed up for your newsletter. Some great books there.
    Alyson
    ados123@gmail.com

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  71. Just signed up and from the posts I've already seen it's a great site that offers loads of help.

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  72. Hi Jodie,
    I have singed up for the newsletter.
    Tori

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  73. Thanks to all of you who have signed up for my newsletter! I'm busy putting the final touches on my upcoming book, CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS, and will be sending out ARCs tomorrow for reviews. Then I'll add all the extra entries in the contest for all of you who have subscribed to my newsletter. Good luck! :-)

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  74. Jodie,

    I signed up for the newsletter, too. Great contest!

    J'aime

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  75. I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks!

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  76. I've signed up. Best of luck with the book launch.

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  77. Congrats on the upcoming release! I signed up for your newsletter and look forward to hearing more from you!

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  78. I signed up for the newsletter and shared the contest on Facebook. I love the website; thank you so much for all the great info!

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  79. Apparently I hadn't already signed up for your newsletter. Now I am. Thanks for the reminder.

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  80. Congrats on the book launch, and I signed up for your newsletter.
    I just saw that you live in Kelowna? I live very close to Salmon Arm! That's pretty neat =)

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    1. That's great, Rachel! I'll be presenting a workshop, participating in a panel, and doing blue-pencil sessions at Word on the Lake in Salmon Arm in May. Hope to see you there! :-)

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  81. I just signed up for your news letter -- thanks again!

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  82. Signed up for newsletter and followed on Twitter. Thanks!

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  83. I signed up for your newsletter Jodie.

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  84. You have some great books in this giveaway! I also signed up for the newsletter.

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  85. Thanks Jodie, I signed up for your newsletter!

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  86. This is a great giveaway, Jodie. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  87. Great giveaway. Signed up for newsletter. Thanks!

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  88. I tweeted about it, signed up for your newsletter and shared it on Facebook.
    Good luck, everyone.
    Thanks, Jodie!

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  89. Thanks, all of you who've signed up for my newsletter! I'm almost finished tripling the entries of all of you in the comments above. But some of you I can't find among the entries at Rafflecopter, so if you want your entry tripled, be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter form above! Thanks! :-)

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  90. I've signed up for your newsletter, Jodie. You're a wonderful resource for us. Thanks for all you do!

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  91. I just signed up for your email. Discovered you through K.M. Weildand's facebook post today, and am excited to have found another wonderful editing advice resource. Thank You - Ginger New

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  92. I also found you through KM Weiland's FaceBook post today and signed up for your newsletter. Thank you!

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