Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: C. S. Lakin

We’ve been examining the fourth crucial support of your novel—theme with a heart. I noted in these last two posts that theme is more important than plot in terms of supporting the whole of your story. I called plot a vehicle for your theme. It’s also the vehicle to showcase your conceptprotagonist’s goal, and central conflict. In other words, try to think of plot as functioning different from the other elements in your story.

We will take a look at plot next as one of the pillars in novel construction, but it’s the structuring of the plot itself that we’ll focus on. It speaks to the framework of your “building” rather than the actual materials, if that makes sense.

Theme: the Unsung “Hero” of Novels

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Generating and Developing Theme in Your Novel | Live Write Thrive
  2. Steampunk Daily Writing Tips
  3. The Power of Covers | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  5. Print Vs. eBook – What’s Your Opinion? | Molly Greene: Writer
  6. Official Google Blog: Google+ Stories and Movies: memories made easier
  7. A New, Optional Way to Share and Discover Music, TV and Movies | Facebook Newsroom
  8. Make the Most of Who’s Viewing Your LinkedIn Profile with ‘How You Rank’ | Official LinkedIn Blog
  9. Premium Video Ads on Facebook | Facebook for Business
  10. Introducing Shutterstock Music — The Shutterstock Blog
  11. The Kill Zone: It's The Best Time On Earth To Be A Writer
  12. 9 Things Your Readers Wish You Knew About E-Books | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing
  13. Rock Pinterest in 5 Steps Without a Pinterest Account | Jimmie Lanley
  14. A Writer's Journey: Platform Building Primer
  15. Writer Unboxed » Underwriting Versus Overwriting: Just Write
  16. Does Gender Affect What Book Advance You Receive?
  17. Online Marketing: Why Email is a Richer Cousin to Social Media : @ProBlogger
  18. Easy Design Tricks That Will Lift Your Web Sales - Copyblogger
  19. Smartphones drive ebook sales in India | The Passive Voice |
  20. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: You Can’t Be Camera Shy On Social Media
  21. Goodreads introduces 'Ask the Author' - BookBaby Blog
  22. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Know Your Genre: Tips and Secrets from the Experts for Writing Bestselling Genre Fiction
  23. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Turow & Patterson: A Plateful of Fail with Extra Helpings of Stupid
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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