As authors, we turn written words into images in reader's minds, but we can also use images in our book research and marketing. In today's show, I discuss these topics and more with Nancy Hendrickson.
In the intro, I mention Waterstones UK leaving the ebook business and sending its customers to Kobo (excellent move!), and also Pronoun self-publishing service selling to Macmillan.
Nancy Hendrickson is a non-fiction author of nearly 30 books, ranging from genealogy and history to books and courses for writers and creative entrepreneurs. Today we're talking about her book, The Visual Writer: How to use images to spark creativity.
- Nancy's path to writing via archeology.
- Why images matter to writers.
- Why Nancy doesn't believe in writer's block and how images can be used to get unstuck when writing.
- How an effective Google search can bring up the specific type of images an author is searching for.
- Pinterest as a tool for authors who want to save research images, and the way Joanna uses it for her fiction titles.
- Using image tags in HTML so the image is searchable and tools to help authors remember to do this.
- Following one's curiosity, including during travel, and why that matters for writers.
- The different elements and streams of income that make up Nancy's writing business.