Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Larry Brooks @storyfix

Coaching the writing voice — the narrative tone and style and essences that become the telling of the story in sentences and paragraphs and scenes and chapters — is the toughest realm of “talent” to access.   And for many, to improve upon.

Thing is, sometimes it’s that very thing – your voice – that is standing in your way.

It’s like coaching a singer to carry a better tune. 

Writing voice is an ear thing, a sensibility.  It is something that comes naturally, and from there is honed and tuned in context to the evolution not only of what you need to get onto the page,  but what you are drawn to as a reader, as well.

What may seem like your natural “voice” may not be your ticket, after all.

The ultimate goal of working on your voice is, like the singer, a more appropriate tone and style and musicality for the performance.  The singer has to get it at some point, no matter what the teaching tries to convey.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. What Do Writers Have in Common? | K. Ford K. @kfordk
  2. The book versus the film – a tip to help writers fix an incoherent and sprawling plot | Nail Your Novel
  3. How to Create an Infographic in an Hour or Less [5 Free PPT Templates]
  4. Create Your Own Newsletter With | Molly Greene: Writer
  5. 21 Steps to Create an Awesome LinkedIn Profile - Jeffbullas's Blog
  6. Content - How to Tell a Visual Story (Even You, B2B): A Marketer's Guide : MarketingProfs Article
  7. Social Media - Are You Wasting Your Time on Twitter? Four Ways to Make It Count : MarketingProfs Article
  8. Best Bookstores In The World 2014 - Business Insider
  9. How to Create the Perfect Social Media Post
  10. 18 LinkedIn Best Practices for Writers - Social Media Just for Writers
  11. 3 Types Of Messages To Ignore On Social Media
  12. Karen Woodward: Writing Enthusiasm: 5 Ways To Coax It Back
  13. In Which I Invent Numbers | The Passive Voice |
  14. How to Plug the Holes in Your Content Funnel That Are Costing You Money - Copyblogger
  15. Looking to Outsource Your Design Needs? You Need to Read This : @ProBlogger
  16. Writer Unboxed » When We’re Forced to Work Outside Our Own Writing Boxes
  17. A Tip -- and a Short Case Study -- for Writing "Voice" Authenticity - @storyfix
  18. Blah, Blah, Blah Daily Writing Tips
  19. What Does Innovation Look Like for Literary Publishing?
  20. The Value of “Crap” Jobs | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  21. A Day In The Life Of The Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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