Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Roz Morris (Nail Your Novel)

I see a lot of manuscripts by writers who tell me they’ve been honing their book for years, sometimes even decades. Often these are first novels, slowly maturing as the writer feels their way – not just with that story’s material but with all the controls of their writing craft, and the influences they’re absorbing from other fiction they read. Even their idea of what kind of writer they are might change.

And quite often, I can see these phases in the novel itself, like a Frankenstein monster. In some paragraphs the narrator sprouts a personality, and starts to present a humorous view of proceedings that wasn’t in the narrative before. Sometimes the plot events or dialogue abruptly switch to the conventions of a different genre, or the writer’s vision for the characters seems to change from tragic to dreamy.

When I flag them in my report, the writer usually says that the line or section came from an earlier version, or they were unsure whether to include it or not.

Mood to mood

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 52 Ways to Sell More Books - Tip #21 - With 300,000 books published each year how will yours get noticed http://ow.ly/tHv90
  2. Ask Questions to Find Your Story | Elizabeth Spann Craig http://ow.ly/tHvxm @cslakin
  3. 10 Self-Limiting Habits Successful Writers Don’t Have | The Web Writer Spotlight http://ow.ly/tHvRG
  4. Claude Nougat's Blog : The Digital Revolution: What Published Authors Really Want http://ow.ly/tHw4R
  5. How To Remove Or Hide Facebook Trending Topics - Just Ask Kim http://ow.ly/tHwzA
  6. Clashing tones: a peril when we spend a long time writing a book | Nail Your Novel http://ow.ly/tHwOZ
  7. Creative Entrepreneur: The Tools I Use In My Creative Business | The Creative Penn http://ow.ly/tHxKE
  8. Think Like A Champion: Six Lessons Olympic Athletes Can Teach Creative Writers - Writer's Relief, Inc. http://ow.ly/tHyVA
  9. Getting Personal In Your Author Bio: How To Know When It’s TMI - Writer's Relief, Inc. http://ow.ly/tHzj7
  10. 14 Magical Quotes About High School Love From Your Favorite YA Books http://ow.ly/tHzS3
  11. The Kill Zone: Building a World, Brick by Brick http://ow.ly/tHBzy
  12. 5 Social Media Trends for 2014, New Research Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/tHCds
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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