Friday, July 19, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS More On My UK Adventure

Beautiful Grosvener Park
Both of my daughters have been to London for business and pleasure. Actually, they’ve been to lots of places around the world that I’ve only had dreams about. 

My daughter asked me what I liked most about London, and I answered, “The taxis. We could always find one. The drivers were always helpful. English was their first language. And, the cars were always clean.” (London's iconic black cabs are now decorated with Harry Potter and other ads).

I spend a lot of time in NYC.  When I was there a couple of months ago, I had to use the MapMyRun app on my iPhone to find out where I was to tell the driver how to get me where I was going.  The app then reported to Facebook that I ran 1.5 miles in seven minutes. My running buddies congratulated me on an awesome run! (I confessed and they laughed.)

Radisson Blu Hotel
Located in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh
What I also realized while in London was how much I love Central Park. Although Hyde Park in London was delightful, I found that I spent more time in my head imagining how it looked in the 19th century than I did enjoying it in its present condition. Throughout the city, I could hear horses’ hooves and carriages on the cobbled streets. History—I soaked it in, and that was my favorite part about my UK adventure. History. History. History. 

So, what’s the history behind the canoe-shaped bathtubs in the hotels in London and Edinburgh. Is it for water conservation or space? And why are the streets not straight? 

I’m sure you’ve had a slap-your-forehead moment. Well, I had one after shopping at Selfridges. I bought a Jose Eber clipless curling iron. The iron creates “fresh beach waves.” 

I didn’t want to carry the box around so I dumped it and put the iron in my little backpack. As soon as I did that, I noticed the iron had a UK plug. Dang! Dumped the box. Oops. Can't return it now. 

Yesterday I tweeted a help question.

The bottom line is that I have to put the curling iron away until I return. London, I'll be back! There's still history I haven't experienced.


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

  1. How to Write a Novel in Three Years or More | Mystery Writing is Murder
  2. Are Your Dreams Standing in the Way of Writing Success? 5 Dreams That Can Interfere With Your Goals
  3. 25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction « terribleminds: chuck
  4. The Other Side of the Story: Guest Author Emily Wenstrom: How One Editor Learned to Edit Herself via @Janice_Hardy
  5. Ebooks up Modestly in First Quarter 2013 | Digital Book World
  6. The Creative Penn: Write What You Know: Bringing Your Personal Experience Into Your Writing
  7. How To Help Your Content Rise Above The Noise [Infographic] — socialmouths
  8. The anxiety-relieving, blueprint-building, creativity-unleashing second draft via BookBaby Blog
  9. 7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book: @NinaAmir RT @elizabethscraig
  10. The 7 Types of Blogger: Which One Are You? | Write to Done
  11. International Sales: Become Popular Worldwide
  12. Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Should You Ever Redeem Your Bad Guys?
  13. Linking Verbs and Action Verbs via Daily Writing Tips
  14. 5 Quick Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Marketing | Copyblogger
  15. Google vs. Facebook: The Internships (Infographics) | SociableBlog
  16. Keys to Understanding Amazon’s Algorithms by Penny Sansevieri — The Book Designer
  17. Karen Woodward: A Perfect Plot In 6 Easy Steps
  18. How to Find Great Content to Share on Twitter | Social Media Examiner
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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