Monday, December 30, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Stavros Halvatzis

Can a story contain a convenient coincidence without being deemed lazy and weak? After all, Charles Dickens’s work abounds with such narrative devices. I believe the answer is yes, but only if it is limited to one per story and is carefully woven into the tale.

Although life is riddled with what appears to be magnificent coincidences—the meeting of one’s future spouse by chance, the winning of a grand prize, the procurement of a lucrative job based on an impromptu internet search, stories are a different kettle of fish. Here, the reader or audience expects the material to be adroitly planned and crafted. A series of coincidences is viewed for what it is: laziness on the part of the writer.

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If you missed my writing and marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Writer's Edit How to Get Your Writing Out There - Writer's Edit
  2. Writer's Edit StoryFront: The Short Story Revolution? - Writer's Edit  
  3. Our Hero the Villain
  4. Scrivener Basics: Starting, Opening, and Closing | Gwen Hernandez
  5. How To Make Your Setting a Character |
  6. 4 Things to Consider When Researching Literary Agents |
  7. What is a Time Lock? | Stavros Halvatzis\\
  8. How to Use Coincidence in Stories | Stavros Halvatzis
  9. Fiction Notes | Get Your Tone Right
  10. Plot Is a Four-Letter Word | Chronicles of the Scribe
  11. 2013: The year of self-publishing | The Passive Voice |
  12. The Marketing Tool We Often Forget: Gratitude | Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  13. Facebook Engagement, How to Get Seen in the Facebook News Feed | Social Media Examiner
  14. Put Calls To Action In The Back Of Your Books To Sell More Books | Book Marketing Tools Blog
  15. Ten Ways to Use Audio to Sell More Books
  16. Reading's About To Go Way, Way, Social. Are You Ready? | Dot Complicated
  17. 10 book-discovery websites you should know about - BookBaby Blog
  18. Tips and Tools for Measuring Social Engagement in 2014 - SocialTimes
  19. The Entrepreneurial Realities Of Being A Pro Writer With Mel Sherratt | The Creative Penn
  20. Anne R. Allen's Blog: 6 Writing Dragons: How To Slay Them...and Realize Your Writing Dreams in 2014
  21. Alternate vs. Alternative
  22. The Best Way to Overcome the Post-Christmas Blues | Goins, Writer
  23. Novel Rocket: The Best POV ~ First Person or Third?
  24. 2014 Reboot: Get Ready for the New Year With a Blog Overhaul : @ProBlogger
  25. Big Mistake - Social Media In's and Out's Common Social Media Mistakes Made by Businesses
  26. How to Trick Yourself into Writing, Editing and Marketing - Rachelle Gardner
  27. How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman
  28. Publishing Round Up Series: Create impressive Google+ hovercards in 7 easy steps | Nonfiction Authors Association
  29. Does the Facebook Boost Button work? | THE WRITERS' SHACK
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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