Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By: Ava Jae

Once upon a time I wrote a post on how to avoid writing info dumps, and while I discussed the importance of sprinkling information gradually over the course of a MS, I didn’t really cover the how as far as spreading out said information goes.

So here we are.

Revealing history and/or background information in your WIP can be tricky—if you reveal too much at once, it’s an info dump, but if you don’t reveal enough, readers may be left with a lot of questions, or the world of your novel may come off as flat and unfinished. The right amount is somewhere in between, and oftentimes it takes quite a bit of tweaking to get it right.

The good news is there are several methods that you can use to sprinkle in whatever information you need to convey without dumping it all at once:

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:

  1. Nominalized Verbs Daily Writing Tips
  2. Michael K. Reynolds offers encouragement for those times when you want to give up. @ M_K_Reynolds  #SeriouslyWrite
  3. Digging yourself out of a writing slump | Annalisa Parent Author
  4. Facebook Apps|Book Marketing|Author Tips|Writing Novels |
  5. How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge) | Your Writer Platform
  6. Writers On The Move: What is Your Tagline? Part 1
  7. 5 Valuable Charts That Show How Publishing Is Changing | Jane Friedman
  8. Connecting With People: How to Be Human With Your Social Marketing | Social Media Examiner
  9. All You Need to Know About Using Exclusivity for Better Product Launches : @ProBlogger
  10. How to Tell a Seductive Story - Copyblogger
  11. What’s wrong with buying your way onto the bestseller list? | The Passive Voice |
  12. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Why Your Book Marketing Emails Fail
  13. Writer Unboxed » Free the Writers! (From Each Other)
  14. Sherlock Holmes vs. C. August Dupin: 4 Ways to Improve Your Writing - Helping Writers Become Authors
  15. How I Assembled My Own Self-Publishing Team by Tatiana Boncompagni — The Book Designer
  16. Writability: How to Sprinkle Background Info into Your WIP
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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