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The Story Mint Newsletter | March 2014

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Newsletter March 2014

Hi everyone,
 
Another exciting month for The Story Mint. It started with a refresh of our website. We also were delighted to receive an amazing testimonial from one of our recent members, Gabrielle. We have solidified our partnership with Booktrack by setting up a campaign which kicks off in early April. On the Serials front, we have had some wonderful chapters by new student writers and our winner for this month’s competition is announced.
 

 

The Story Mint website version 2.0

Clearer offers, updated logo, lighter content, easier way to sign up, now simply waiting for more members to come on board!
 
We’re delighted to share this new version of our website. We recognized a long time ago our value proposition wasn’t clear enough – what does The Story Mint do for you? Why should you sign up? Which problem do we solve? We believe the new layout and content clears up any confusion: we’re a “Simple, user-friendly writing style check”. With us you will master the art of writing, share your skills with others and join a vibrant community of like-minded people.
 
We’ve come a long way since we started in 2010. Our initial idea was to give access to publishing to all writers around the world. After receiving sensational feedback concerning our unique Style Guide™, we realize we need to refocus. However, we will continue existing services in addition. 

We hope you like these changes and we welcome your comments. 
 

 


The Style Guide™ testimonial
 

We love hearing from our members, especially when feedback is as encouraging as the email we received from Gabrielle. Here are some excerpts from her email, which re-energized the entire team at The Story Mint and inspired us to trust in what we do. 

“Let me congratulate you on your most wonderfully innovative ‘take’ on helping would-be writers such as me. […]This process  enabled me to discover a) I could write; b) plotting needed work and c) I had not one, but two potential stories on the go. […]I love Ernest (the Style Guide™) and assumed it is a wonderful invention of the 21st century with a solid gold microchip for a heart. […] congratulations on an amazing website – an absolute Aladdin’s Cave for writers". Gabrielle (reprinted with permission)
 
Nothing else to say than a true Thank you Gabrielle. If you also wish to share your comments, by all means please email us. We’d love to share feedback each month!
 

 

 
 

Moving forward with Booktrack

Watch this space or actually, “listen to” this space. It’s getting more and more exciting with our partner Booktrack.
 
This month we confirmed the start of our promotion with Booktrack. For the occasion and to give you a teaser, Paul Cameron, Booktrack CEO has edited the preface for one of our serials, CIA Agent by Mat Clarke.

 
 


What’s hot with the Serials?

 
This month students published beautifully crafted chapters in  A Confession. New and returning members wrote superb chapters for The Fayre and The ChoirKauri Jewel is off to a tremendous start. All different and all exciting reading!
 
Not only do I have NO corrections, I MUST say that this is one of the best chapters of anything I've ever read anywhere. Such incredible depth in so few words while representing both sides in such a short space...” Flo Ginsburg, editor of Leif Rennes’ chapter for A Confession.

 


Writing Competition

Congratulations Iliena Bosu Winner of this month’s short story competition. Iliena wins an Amazon Voucher. Her story ‘The Truth About Love’ is a love story with a surprise. It will be posted on the Writers’ Pad soon.

Next month’s Competition:
We’re going in-house to find the best chapter or starter written in April. 
 

 

Fabulous reading on the Writers’ Pad

There are three riveting short stories by Anna Zhigareva. Rhiannon debates an age old question and Ayjay has some fun with a spin off from the serial, The Choir.
 

 

Publishing Challenges

 
Great insight in this article Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin’s Annual Results | Digital Book World

 


We can help you publish your book

Most members are aware we have a publishing department but may not know what we offer. A published book is the end product of two to three years hard work by an author. The Story Mint offers collaborative support from the moment you put your first word on the page to the final full stop. We offer support in the form of advice and practical help.

All you need to do is ask: email raymond@thestorymint.com. I can refer you to other writers or suggest resources that have helped me in my journey. We recommend the following reference books:

     1. Weiland, KM  Outlining Your Novel.
Outliners and non-outliners. What is your preferred writing method?
Price: $2.99 - $10 depending on retailer.
     2. Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman, The Emotion Thesaurus: A writer’s guide to character expression.
Angela and Becca host The Bookshelf Muse, an award-winning online resource for writers.
Price: $4.99
     3. Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A writer’s guide to Character attributes.
I’VE READ A LOT of books about characterization, but none are so concise or all-encompassing as Angela and Becca’s Positive Trait Thesaurus. The introductory chapters are a veritable goldmine for authors.)
Price: $16.99
 
Email me for complete details and let me know what you are working on. I’m sure we can help. Ray Stone – Publishing Manager.

 

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The Story Mint Newsletter | March 2014

View this email in your browser

 

 

Newsletter March 2014

Hi everyone,
 
Another exciting month for The Story Mint. It started with a refresh of our website. We also were delighted to receive an amazing testimonial from one of our recent members, Gabrielle. We have solidified our partnership with Booktrack by setting up a campaign which kicks off in early April. On the Serials front, we have had some wonderful chapters by new student writers and our winner for this month’s competition is announced.
 

 

The Story Mint website version 2.0

Clearer offers, updated logo, lighter content, easier way to sign up, now simply waiting for more members to come on board!
 
We’re delighted to share this new version of our website. We recognized a long time ago our value proposition wasn’t clear enough – what does The Story Mint do for you? Why should you sign up? Which problem do we solve? We believe the new layout and content clears up any confusion: we’re a “Simple, user-friendly writing style check”. With us you will master the art of writing, share your skills with others and join a vibrant community of like-minded people.
 
We’ve come a long way since we started in 2010. Our initial idea was to give access to publishing to all writers around the world. After receiving sensational feedback concerning our unique Style Guide™, we realize we need to refocus. However, we will continue existing services in addition. 

We hope you like these changes and we welcome your comments. 
 

 


The Style Guide™ testimonial
 

We love hearing from our members, especially when feedback is as encouraging as the email we received from Gabrielle. Here are some excerpts from her email, which re-energized the entire team at The Story Mint and inspired us to trust in what we do. 

“Let me congratulate you on your most wonderfully innovative ‘take’ on helping would-be writers such as me. […]This process  enabled me to discover a) I could write; b) plotting needed work and c) I had not one, but two potential stories on the go. […]I love Ernest (the Style Guide™) and assumed it is a wonderful invention of the 21st century with a solid gold microchip for a heart. […] congratulations on an amazing website – an absolute Aladdin’s Cave for writers". Gabrielle (reprinted with permission)
 
Nothing else to say than a true Thank you Gabrielle. If you also wish to share your comments, by all means please email us. We’d love to share feedback each month!
 

 

 
 

Moving forward with Booktrack

Watch this space or actually, “listen to” this space. It’s getting more and more exciting with our partner Booktrack.
 
This month we confirmed the start of our promotion with Booktrack. For the occasion and to give you a teaser, Paul Cameron, Booktrack CEO has edited the preface for one of our serials, CIA Agent by Mat Clarke.

 
 


What’s hot with the Serials?

 
This month students published beautifully crafted chapters in  A Confession. New and returning members wrote superb chapters for The Fayre and The ChoirKauri Jewel is off to a tremendous start. All different and all exciting reading!
 
Not only do I have NO corrections, I MUST say that this is one of the best chapters of anything I've ever read anywhere. Such incredible depth in so few words while representing both sides in such a short space...” Flo Ginsburg, editor of Leif Rennes’ chapter for A Confession.

 


Writing Competition

Congratulations Iliena Bosu Winner of this month’s short story competition. Iliena wins an Amazon Voucher. Her story ‘The Truth About Love’ is a love story with a surprise. It will be posted on the Writers’ Pad soon.

Next month’s Competition:
We’re going in-house to find the best chapter or starter written in April. 
 

 

Fabulous reading on the Writers’ Pad

There are three riveting short stories by Anna Zhigareva. Rhiannon debates an age old question and Ayjay has some fun with a spin off from the serial, The Choir.
 

 

Publishing Challenges

 
Great insight in this article Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin’s Annual Results | Digital Book World

 


We can help you publish your book

Most members are aware we have a publishing department but may not know what we offer. A published book is the end product of two to three years hard work by an author. The Story Mint offers collaborative support from the moment you put your first word on the page to the final full stop. We offer support in the form of advice and practical help.

All you need to do is ask: email raymond@thestorymint.com. I can refer you to other writers or suggest resources that have helped me in my journey. We recommend the following reference books:

     1. Weiland, KM  Outlining Your Novel.
Outliners and non-outliners. What is your preferred writing method?
Price: $2.99 - $10 depending on retailer.
     2. Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman, The Emotion Thesaurus: A writer’s guide to character expression.
Angela and Becca host The Bookshelf Muse, an award-winning online resource for writers.
Price: $4.99
     3. Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A writer’s guide to Character attributes.
I’VE READ A LOT of books about characterization, but none are so concise or all-encompassing as Angela and Becca’s Positive Trait Thesaurus. The introductory chapters are a veritable goldmine for authors.)
Price: $16.99
 
Email me for complete details and let me know what you are working on. I’m sure we can help. Ray Stone – Publishing Manager.

 

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