Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Darcy Pattison

An editor can tell within a couple pages if a manuscript will be acceptable to them. How? What makes this decision so clear to an editor and so muddy to an author?

The first pages of a novel encapsulate much of the story and are extremely important in establishing setting, character, pace, audience, tone, and voice. First pages give readers a door knob to turn, an opening to the whole story. Editors are sophisticated, critical readers, and they immediately pick up on missteps such as the following.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Why Editors Focus on Page One http://ow.ly/lSpPh
  2. Is Blogging Worth the Time and Effort? http://ow.ly/lQQnr via @fcmalby
  3. Book Publishing Basics http://ow.ly/lQRcy
  4. Pixar Story Masterclass: Story Structure, Characters, Sequences, Conclusion http://ow.ly/lQRCM
  5. 4 Ways to Improve Your Prose: http://t.co/bGD1cfhSWl RT @elizabethscraig
  6. Can This Story Be Saved? http://t.co/VP1CQXwSEV @JamiGold RT @janice_hardy
  7. 5 Places to Find an Intern to Help with Your Book Marketing this Summer http://t.co/3GiGIA1wWh RT @evelyn_puerto
  8. How To Structure a Story Around a Large Problem, Step 5: The Hero Commits http://ow.ly/lRpj4
  9. Creating An Effective Book Launch VIDEO.mp4 bia @Melissa_Foster http://ow.ly/lS3zb
  10. Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts http://ow.ly/lS2TU
  11. MS Word Templates & Styles — Guest: Jordan McCollum http://ow.ly/lS5kd via @JamiGold
  12. Bob and Weave: How to Mix Character Actions and Internal Thought http://t.co/xwp9GX6JLe RT @janice_hardy
  13. Catching Readers in Your Net http://ow.ly/lS6Pt via @LiveWriteThrive
  14. Who’s Reading Where – Guest Post by Melinda B. Pierce http://ow.ly/lS75U
  15. Promoting or Re-releasing an Older Book http://ow.ly/lSaUd via @elizabethscraig
  16. The 4 Best Strategies For Savvy Self-Publishers http://ow.ly/lSb3J
  17. No, E-book Sales Are Not Declining http://ow.ly/lSbaS via @nathanbransford
  18. Manage Your Writing Connections with LinkedIn Contacts http://ow.ly/lSbiC

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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