Blog birthday! And mine too.

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I just celebrated my personal birthday and my blog’s birthday is coming up too. That’s right my blog is two whole years old already. Wow, they grow up so fast! And to celebrate oddauthoramandamccoy.com’s special day, I thought it would be great to visit some of the blog’s greatest hits from the passed year.

So without further ado, I bring you the top five straight from the blog, Odd Author Amanda McCoy.

  1. Bloggers are a dying breed?!
  2. Side gigs for writers
  3. Write what you like?
  4. To catch a fish, you need a good
  5. Fiverr writer?

Do you have a favorite oddauthoramandamccoy.com post that didn’t make the list? Share it in a comments below!

Book marketing for Indie writers

The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime book cover

Once again, I’ve plunged into the world of book marketing to try to learn something new that might help my books reach the readers they were written for. In my wild and wacky journeys I’ve found quite a few good websites and I thought it might be good Karma to share them with you!

Here’s a good one, enjoy!  Just Publishing Advice.com

How to write about super powers and magic!

IMG_0305I found this video to be so helpful! Writing super powers and magic by Jenna Moreci. She made some really good points about thinking up all the details of a super/magical power before you even start writing about it.

I think with the rising popularity of YA fantasy novels, being able to write about magic and special powers will become more and more important for writers. I mean, it’s always important to be yourself when you’re writing and to write the stories that you really care about. But, magic has been popular for two decades and it never hurts to include some fantasy elements into your story to keep the fans happy.

Love to hear what you think about the video. Leave a comment below!