Monday, September 30, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment
Charlotte Mallory is a surgeon in Richmond, VA and a
Civil War reenactor. In THE SAPPHIRE BROOCH,
she is transported back in time to the real battle
Battle of Cedar Creek encampment
This dress is beautiful!  
R. Clifton Spargo on writing historical fiction: "From my perspective, however, the real urgency resides in the "why." Why bother to tell this story of the past at all? Why now? Why again? There must be some way in which the story you tell about the past impinges on our present."

Later, he says, "To offer a twist on an Aristotelian adage, Shakespeare finds [in Antony and Cleopatra] the "universal in the historical"—he tells us a story about the allure of passion and its potentially destructive consequences. That's why we revisit that tragedy time and again."

As I set out to write the first draft of THE SAPPHIRE BROOCH, my job as a writer is to find the "universal in the historical." To quote a reviewer in a recent review . . ."THE RUBY BROOCH delivers on all accounts, and in the end reveals that most precious of all time’s treasures — love." 

Hopefully, when the end is written, the same will be said of THE SAPPHIRE BROOCH as Braham and Charlotte find their happily ever after.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers | Your Writer Platform
  2. How to Edit Your Own Work - Top Tips for Indie Authors on a Budget | Self-Publishing Advice
  3. Ten Things that K-O my Suspension of Disbelief - Duane Vore, Writer
  4. How Well Do You Know Your Characters? | Behler Blog
  5. How to handle personal attacks on social media | Poynter.
  6. How to Increase Your Views on YouTube
  7. 4 Steps To Slashing that Manuscript in Revision | The Artist's Road
  8. Self-Publishing and the Industry: Implications and Impact | Publishing Perspectives
  9. Self-Editing for Everyone Part 10: Passive Voice - Bridget McKenna
  10. Author, Jody Hedlund: Action and Reaction: The Building Blocks of Story Structure
  11. Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators - via @inkyelbows
  12. Murder Lab: The First-Person Novel, Part I: Avoiding Narcissism in the Protagonist
  13. Blood-Red Pencil: 5 Focal Points for Writers Reading Books
  14. No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio | LitReactor
  15. Why we care about pre-orders, release dates, and stuff like that
  16. Lauren Sapala » 9 Things Writers Don’t Talk About
  17. Writing A Novel: How Story Structure Creates Foreshadowing | The Creative Penn
  18. Writer’s Voice: What it is and how to develop yours
  19. Five Things: On Writing Historical Fiction | Scottish Book Trust
  20. How To Read/Edit (Editorial) Notes by Alicia Thompson - @PenandMuse
  21. What is Writing “Voice” | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  22. Write What You Know: Roasting That Old Chestnut « terribleminds: chuck wendig
  23. 10 Effective Editing Guidelines (Guest post by Sandra Miller) | Jade Kerrion
  24. Blog Exercises: Make  list of Everything on Your Site (Lorelle on WordPress)
  25. Style Sheets for Writers and Editors | The Editor's Blog
  26. What Do You Do When Your Muse Is On Vacation?

Happy writing & running, Kathy


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