Thursday, October 17, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

ASRM 5K - Boston Harbor
I traveled to Boston last Saturday, ran a 5K around the Harbor Monday morning, ate some fantastic food, then took the train to NYC yesterday afternoon. What a fun adventure. Traveling by rail is stress free. I paid a bit extra and purchased a first-class ticket. Plenty of room, a desk for my computer, and great service. I've struggled with dehydration this week, so I passed on the Bloody Marys, but I was tempted. The Connecticut shore, by the way, is gorgeous.

Massachusetts General Hospital 
Paul S. Russell Medical Museum 
 case of instruments used in the war
I’m researching Civil War medicine this week, along with running in Central Park training for the Monumental Half-Marathon the first weekend in November. But the real reason I’m here is to enjoy my grandchildren.

Civil War era doctors trained either in New York or Philadelphia. Charlotte’s (the heroine in The Sapphire Brooch—a time travel romance) great-great-great-great-grandfather attended the Medical College of the University of New York and was a surgeon during the war—Major Charles M. Mallory. He served in the Army of the Valley under Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early. Charlotte portrays this fictional ancestor during CW reenactments. It will be interesting to see what happens when she is “zapped” back to the real Battle of Cedar Creek while participating in the reenactment.

Sperm Mobile at the ASRM Expo
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
I love research and immersing myself in whatever I’m studying. My significant other and I had dinner Monday night in Boston with several of his medical colleagues. 

After meeting one of the doctors, who could have come straight from central casting, I mentally dressed him in a Union cavalry uniform. Even the color of his hair was dead-on the color of Braham’s (the hero in the story—a Major in the Union Cavalry and a special agent reporting directly to President Lincoln).  Life imitating art. I love it when that happens.

Hope you have a great day writing & running, Kathy


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Google+ Page Can Improve Online Marketing Results | ClickCabin
  2. The Other Side of the Story: Plotting With the Save the Cat Beat Sheet Structure
  3. Advantages to Having Your Self-Published Book in Print | Mystery Writing is Murder
  4. Write the introduction last | @Belinda_Pollard
  5. Updates on ACX and Goodreads, Thoughts on Freebies | Mystery Writing is Murder
  6. How Smashwords Authors Can Manage Books in a Series - GalleyCat
  7. The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
  8. Social Media Examiner: Social media marketing how to, research, case studies, news and more!
  9. Books Don't Want To Be Free | The Passive Voice |
  10. The Value of a Writing / Reading Community: For Authors and Writers | The Helpful Writer
  11. WOW! Women On Writing Blog: The Reality of Working From Home
  12. New Facebook Marketing Research Shows What Works | Social Media Examiner
  13. Facebook And Pinterest Dwarf Twitter In Referral Traffic [CHART] - AllTwitter
  14. The Other Side of the Story: The Alchemy of Inspiration – How to Turn Ordinary Ideas Into Gold
  15. 92 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  16. How to See When Someone Unfriends You on Facebook
  17. How Twitter’s New DM Will Impact Brand Marketing
  18. Writer Unboxed » Ask and You Shall Receive. (Or at least ask and you shall know.)
  19. What Have You Given Up for Writing? - Books & Such Literary Agency : Books & Such Literary Agency
  20. How To Tweet Photos So You’ll Get The Most Retweets - AllTwitter
  21. The Kill Zone: Don't Kill Your Thrills With Premise Implausibility
  22.  Publishing And Marketing Tips For The Apple iBookstore With Mark Coker From Smashwords
  23. Writer Unboxed » Literal and Narrative Truth
  24. Writer Unboxed » Literal and Narrative Truth
  25. Online Advertising With BuySellAds (BSA): An Advertiser's View
  26. When Writing Pays Off | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe
  27. Kobo Goes Nuclear on Self-Published Books — But Why? | The Passive Voice |
  28. How to Enrich a Story with ‘Strategic Humour’
  29. 92 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  30. 5 Common Networking Mistakes by Christina Katz
  31. A Simple Way to Get More Reviews! | Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  32. Checklist: Prepare Your Computer for Podcasting or Being a Guest on a Podcast | How to Record Podcasts

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