Thursday, May 23, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Karen Woodward @woodwardkaren

Yesterday I wrote about world building because I was stuck on my WIP. I thought world building was my problem but it wasn't. I wasn't listening to my characters.

I'm writing a murder mystery and the problem was that I couldn't get my sleuth to talk.

I'd written practically all the murderer's scenes up to the midpoint and had a good outline for where I would go after that, but I was nervous because I'd only written one scene with the sleuth and that scene was mediocre.

I loved my murderer with all his flaws, I felt I knew him. He was the hero of his own story, but he'd made some bad decisions. The sleuth, on the other hand, hid behind a veil. I couldn't reach him, couldn't understand him.

It was a problem, especially since I have a schedule and a daily word count and I just can't afford this thing called 'being blocked'.

Well ... 


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Getting Over Writer's Block: Listen To Your Characters via @woodwardkaren
  2. How To Curate Your Way to Quality Content @itsjessicann
  3. Is The Muse Upon You? via @diannedharman
  4. Real Life Diagnostics: Is This Opening Working? via @Janice_Hardy
  5. When Your Character Makes the Wrong Choice  via @KMWeiland
  6. B.I.C. (Bum in Chair) via Writer Unboxed
  7. Writing Time: A Guilty Pleasure or a Necessity? v ia @JodyHedlund
  8. What Do Teens Share On Social Media (And How Are They Managing Their Privacy)? [STUDY]
  9. Wednesday Mailbag: Answers to 18 Self-Publishing Questions via @jfbookman
  10. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  11. Shift Syntax to Strengthen Sentences via Daily Writing Tips
  12. “3 Reasons for Social Media” ~ by Corey Smith
  13. World Building Tips Learned at the Louvre via @Janice_Hardy
  14. Advice for trad. published writers now interested in self-pub: @jamesscottbell RT @elizabethscraig
  15. Trading favors and our integrity: @KSElliott_Shark RT @elizabethscraig
  16. 5 Classic Character Archetypes in Epic Storytelling
  17. Writing Tool: WorkFlowy "...makes brainstorming ridiculously easy"
  18. Amazon Launches Kindle Worlds, New Fan Fiction Platform for Indie Authors 

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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