Friday, June 21, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Matt Bird via Cockeyed Caravan (Underrated Moves and Other Stories

The Conventional Wisdom:
  • I have never seen any other storytelling guru mention this essential step.  It took me years to figure it out, but as soon as I did, I noticed that it happens all the time.

What Human Nature Dictates:
  • We always begin a huge project with proposed end in sight, but we rarely finish unless there’s an externally-imposed deadline to kick us in the ass.  And surprise: that’s when we do our best work.  Self-motivation peters out at the worst possible times, but impending doom sharpens the mind.

What Writers Should Keep in Mind:


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Top 4 Reasons Agents Pass Based On Your Sample Chapters via @carlywatters
  2. Too many deadlines? Here’s how to avoid panic mode
  3. Opportunities and Obstacles for Women in Book Publishing
  4. What IS An Indie Author?
  5. 5 Ways to Thank Community on Social Media
  6. Archetypes 101: The Sage
  7. When Your Process Doesn’t Work via @AimeeLSalter
  8. Sell More Books with a Virtual Book Tour
  9. Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. Creating A Book Trailer
  11. Self-Publishing Basics: 5 Layout Mistakes that Make You Look Unprofessional
  12. 7 Tips for Brainstorming via Daily Writing Tips
  13. How To Stop Procrastinating Before It’s Too Late vvia @write_practice
  14. What Successful Self-Publishers Do Well via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  15. Authors + Content + Readers = Wattpad
  16. Two Great Ways to Connect With Book Clubs
  17. Master Plot for Pacing, Characterization and Action
  18. How To Structure a Story Around a Large Problem, Step 13: The Timeline is Unexpectedly Moved Up

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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