As you may or may not know , we are a week away from the Voting session of the 1D Watty Awards.
So this week everyone should be focusing on promoting their book to get more support and votes when next week comes.
So here's just a little something I made that shows'How to get your book more popular' It is not facts, just my own observations and own experience
1. Your story title
The title is going to be one of your first Impressions so it is important that your title is catchy. It helps ensure that the book will stick in the readers mind. It also has to be unique.
It should reflect on what is inside the book but also has to be quite intriguing for the reader. This way it will create curiosity for the reader and want them to read more. And reading more equals success.
Examples of good One Direction fanfic titles:
+ Lights, Camera and Harry Styles: Personally this has to be one of my favourite story titles. It shows @xSnowKiss 's creativity; something I always like seeing in a writer. Not only is it catchy, it also has a little bit of what is the story going to be about.
+ Changing My Direction: I love puns. If this is even a pun? I don't know but this is another creative yet effective title from @forevermystic. I don't know if this was her intention but for me changing direction means Louis and Harry changing their ways to be 'gay'. So it already has what the story is going to be about.
+ Stupid, Crazy Love- This title is an example of something that makes the reader wonder. Love isn't meant to be neither stupid or crazy, so what maked it those? It just draws the reader in.
I'm not going to post any bad examples as that is just rude. Just make sure that it isn't:
+ Too long
+Gives too much information
+Looks like you didn't try at all
2. Book Cover
Personally I am obsessed with book covers. It is also one of the first Impressions. So always make an effort with it. If you can't be asked to make you own, there is always the BOOK COVER CLUB. Just find someone there who can make it for you, there's always a talented person there.
So, ALWAYS have a book cover.
The blurb is another one that you have to be carefull with. The blurb is where you first show off your writing skills. So spelling and grammar are important.
It has to:
+ Be informative, but not tell everything about the story
+ Keep the reader on his/her toes
+ Make the reader want to read more
My personal favourites:
When Everything Disappears.
She doesn't remember anything. Their first date, their first kiss, the first time he bought her flowers, their first fight. She doesn't even know who he is. She's forgotten something horrible, something no one wants to remind her of. So what exactly happens when everything disappears?
Twist of fate
Jo Andrews Sam was your typical average high school girl. There was nothing pretty about her. Nothing exciting about her. But she did had an exciting gift - she was a talented drummer. When One Direction came into her town, her school band was invited to play. She was not interested in the boys - not crazy like the other girls. She even thought they were silly. Never did she would have imagine that just a mere performance would bring her to a different world. Five gorgeous guys who could take her heart away and an opportunity of a lifetime. Who said, an average girl is boring?
Lights, Camera and Harry Styles
"Harry Styles will be playing your love interest." Those were the words Amber dreaded to hear. With a lot of bad history between them, the last thing they want to do is be around each other. But in order to make this movie, they need to at least get along. What will happen when they're forced to share an apartment together? A lot can happen, both good and bad. Amber wants nothing to do with Harry and Harry wants nothing to do with Amber...or so he thought he didn't. Will they be able to let go of the past? or will the past be there to haunt their every move?