Monday, May 20, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By Melissa Donovan @melissadonovan

It seems like every writer wants someone to read his or her work and provide feedback so they can make their writing better.

Trouble is, many writers want nothing more than praise. When they hear that their writing could actually use some work, some writers freeze up. Others go through the feedback and argue it point by point. A few will even launch into a tirade of sobbing or screaming.

Critiques are designed to help writers, not to offend them or make them feel unworthy. But the human ego is a fragile and funny thing. Some folks simply can’t handle the notion that despite all their hard work, the project they’ve written is less than perfect.

As a writer, you have to decide whether you truly want to excel at your craft. If you do, then you need to put your ego aside and learn how to accept critiques graciously. If you can’t do that, there’s a good chance that your writing will never improve and your work will always be mediocre.

The Importance of Critiques 


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets over the weekend, here they are again:

  1. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Three Keys to Writing Memorable Fiction RT @janice_hardy
  2. Should You Self-Publish? 15 Questions
  3. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  4. 2 Dialogue Tips from Studying SitComs: Just Spit it Out
  5. A Powerful Storytelling Tool: Getting Readers to Fill In Your Character’s Blanks
  6. How to Make Your Ebook a Run-Away Success: An Interview with Jim Kukral
  7. SocialBro Now Analyzes The Impact Of The Content You Share On Twitter
  8. Picking The Right Time "What’s the best time to insert information, description, dialogue tags, or action?"
  9. Discussion: Do Writers Need Social Media?
  10. Bold Storytelling Statements That Are Almost Always True via @storyfix
  11. Readin’ o’ the Green: the Anatomy of a Free Book Promotion
  12. How to Create a Viral Book Trailer (or Get 1,000,000 Views for Almost Anything)
  13. Write About Life and Death @write_practice
  14. Tweet Smarter with FollowerWonk
  15. Publication Prep Part 1 - BELIEVING via The Writers Alley
  16. Market sizzles for debut authors
  17. Blog This! Sometimes Going Back to Basics Leads to the Best Posts via @ProBlogger
  18. New York Times Bestseller eBook List Shifts to Online Only via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  1. Critiques Make Your Writing Better, So Grin and Bear Them
  2. Les Edgerton Shows How to Write Amazing Dialogue–Part 1
  3. Hear Ye, Hear Ye: How to Promote an Audiobook
  4. Writing Tip: Clustering
  5. Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?
  6. Book Marketing Using Paid Promotion: Targeted Email Lists via @thecreativepenn
  7. 5 Steps to Take Before You Publish Your Blog Post: @WhereWritersWin RT @elizabethscraig
  8. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  9. How to Write a Memorable Beginning and Ending
  10. What are agents looking for in a writer?
  11. Ebooks Responsible for Nearly $1 Billion Growth in Trade
  12. If You Struggle With Plot, Here’s How to Think About It Differently via @janefriedman
  13. How to Use Facebook to Sell via @ AmyPorterfield
  14. Best Practices for Putting Together Your Digital Book via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  15. How to Use Facebook to Sell via @ AmyPorterfield
  16. Google+ Redesign: This Week in Social Media
  17. What Writers Can Learn From Dan Brown’s Inferno
  18. Fact and Fiction: How to Weave Both Elements into a Good Book via @fcmalby
I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy


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