Thursday, October 3, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

I've gathered all my Civil War research together and set up a table. I’m surprised how much I accumulated when I began doing research in 2007 for The Sapphire Brooch,  Book 2 in the Celtic Brooch Time Travel Trilogy. After six years, I don’t remember any of it. At least I don’t have to completely reinvent the wheel!

The opening lines have been playing on a continuous loop in my brain since early this morning, but I’m not ready to write them yet. I need to know where I’m going after the first page. That's where the storyboard comes in. I can feel the excitement building. If Michael Abraham “Braham” McCabe wasn’t at death’s door, he might be jumping up and down. He’s waited a long time for his story and to find someone to love!

Braham is long and lean with blonde hair and green eyes with gold specks. He's a lawyer, cares about people (especially women, yep he's a womanizer), and has a wonderful sense of humor. At least, he did before the war jaded him a bit. He's a Major in the Union Cavalry on special assignment. Life has always been pretty easy for Braham - picture a young Robert Redford - until he goes on a mission that places him behind enemy lines and almost costs him his life. 

Back to work now . . . 


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Asking “What If?” & Exploring the Unknown–A Final Word on Writing Horror | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  2. 5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers | Your Writer Platform
  3. The Rule of Three
  4. The Art of Writing Succintly
  5. 3 Paralyzing Statements That Keep You from Your Best Work | Goins, Writer
  6. State Names and Abbreviations
  7. What Every Writer Must Know About “Hero Fact” @storyfix
  8. Using Scrivener and Evernote to Write Your Book - LiveHacked
  9. 10 Ways to Defeat Obscurity: Tips for Authors Who Want to Get Noticed (Infographic) | Your Writer Platform
  10. 12 Things That Will Get your Book review request turned down - The Writer's Shack
  11. Editing Tips for Every Writer by Sandra Miller @DianneDHarman
  12. Atypical Protagonists: Six Anti-Heroes From Great Works of Fiction - Read.Learn.Write
  13. Novel Revision: Twenty-page Sessions | Mystery Writing is Murder
  14. Minimize the Obstacles to Publication | What are some possible obstacles to finding an agent & publisher
  15. Unfurl Your Sails: 3 Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Themselves
  16. The Book Designer: Ascent of the Metadata
  17. 7 Design Resources You Can Use Today on Your Website - The HostBaby Blog
  18. Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66 | The Passive Voice |
  19. Misdirection: Why We Have to Fool Our Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors
  20. Why Writing Horror Is–SHOULD BE–Hard Part 1 | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  21. Embedding Sensory Details in Your Writing | Just Effing Entertain Me
  22. A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media
  23. 10 Ways to Use Your Personal Facebook Profile for Business | Social Media Examiner 

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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