Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

My daughters and my niece
I returned home from a ten-day visit in New York City last Tuesday then left again on Friday for an absolutely gorgeous weekend at The Cloisters in Sea Island, Georgia attending my niece’s wedding. Other than posting a few pictures on Facebook, I severed the tether to my computer. Boy, did that feel good! 

This week, I have to finish my tax return then get back to work. My critique partner is waiting for new chapters and readers are waiting for the next book in the Celtic Brooch Trilogy.  

Other than my granddaughter’s dance recital at the end of the month, I’m digging in until The Sapphire Brooch is finished. If anyone has any tips on how to stay focused when spring knocks at your door, please let me know! After a delightful taste of seventy degree temps, it will be hard to stay inside and work, but at least I won’t have to run in the cold! 

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!  


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets from the end of last week, here they are again:
  1. 6 Ways To Get More Book Reviews: @bkmkting
  2. What Struggle Means For Character
  3. Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Underwire | WIRED
  4. London Book Fair 2014: PW Talks with Kobo President Michael Tamblyn
  5. Tom Weldon: 'Some say publishing is in trouble. They are completely wrong' | Books | The Observer
  6. How to Promote Your Content With Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  7. Rediscovering Our Love of Reading | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  8. Raven Reviews | Why I Will Not Read Your Book
  9. Humor and Critique: Don't Go Bonkers Writing Funny Stuff:
  10. Make Me Like Your Protagonist or I’ll Stop Reading | Live Write Thrive
  11. Scripting a Facebook Book Release Party | Indies Unlimited
  12. A 25 Cent Book in 1950 Would Be .44 Today | The Passive Voice |
  13. Writing Fiction: 5 Lessons From Game Of Thrones | The Creative Penn
  14. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Improve Your Social Media With 11 Resources
  15. Why Your Bad Facebook Marketing Strategies are Ruining Ad Targeting - Jon Loomer Digital
  16. Master the Art of Pinterest ImagesThe Canva Blog
  17. Your Book Marketing Plan – Who Should You Be Promoting To?
  18. 4 Sure-Fire Steps to Being Authentic on Social Media - Social Media Just for Writers
  19. Promote Your Book with Bookmarks | San Francisco Book Review
  20. 15 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Self-Published Writers by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  21. Is Honesty the Most Important Trait in a Likable Character? - Helping Writers Become Authors
  22. Complicated Dialogue: Keeping 5 Characters in Line
  23. Writability: So You Want to Write YA Paranormal?
Happy running and writing, Kathy 

My brother (father of the bride)

My girls! 

My 5 grandchildren

Daughters and their families

With Ken (the best boyfriend a girl could have!)

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