Sunday, June 16, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Flying Pig 10K May 4, 2013
I had a long training run on my schedule yesterday. 

At 8.5 miles, I checked my time and distance. I was surprised to find that I was over a mile off of my scheduled run. I should have reached the corner of Chinoe and Richmond Road at mile 10. Dang. That meant I had to run another street to get in enough miles for the day. 

It wasn’t until I had committed to a different route that I realized my watch had stopped. Bottom line: I ran 13.2 miles instead of 12. 

I learned a lesson that changed the way I run. Trust my instincts and stay on my planned course.  


By: Eric Cummings via Write To Done

Way back in 8th grade, I learned a lesson that changed the way I write.

Learning how to write five-paragraph essays — our first such essays ever — our class was debating how long they should be. Suddenly, our teacher started laughing.

“They’re like mini skirts,” she laughed. “Long enough to cover everything, but short enough to keep it interesting!” When it comes to length, I follow this rule.

And like my “Golden Rule of Writing” and “Second Golden Rule of Writing”, this guideline tells you, the writer, how long your blog post, essay or novel should be.

Because most rules are just that: rules.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. How Miniskirts Will Make Your Prose Sexier: The Golden Rule of Length
  2. 3 Ways To Fan Your Creative Fire via @woodwardkaren
  3. Explaining the Recent Spike in Ebook Best-Seller Prices
  4. All Publishing Paths Can Lead to Author Discovery
  5. 5 Most Common Mistakes when Running Facebook Contests
  6. Soon, iBooks Will be Available on Your Desktop Too
  7. Why Google+ will be critical for your blog’s success in 2013
  8. 5 Facebook Fan Page Problems and How to Fix Them
  9. Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. How to Fall In Love With Writing Again via write_practice
  11. Twitter And Vizify Launch #FollowMe Video Tool THIS IS SO COOL!
  12. Catching Readers in Your Net
  13. 5 Writing Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Creativity (And Income)
  14. Letting go of the first draft
  15. Tips on Writing Deep POV by Barbara Wallace
  16. Characters Are Developing All The Time
  17. Are You Meeting Your Writing Goals? Try These Productivity Tips For Writers via @thecreativepenn
  18. Five Tips for Tricking Out Your Writing Space 

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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