Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Victoria Grefer

One thing I think all writers struggle with is the impulse to stop in the middle of writing a draft, chapter, or scene, in order to reread and to edit some portion of the material. This is definitely something I discuss in my writer’s handbook, “Writing for You,” but as I work on preparing second editions of my Herezoth trilogy, I have been doing some heavy editing, and I feel inclined to write about this topic here on the blog.

Now, we will all (to some extent) fix things, change things, correct things, and “edit” while we write a first draft. It is just human nature, and the impulse can be healthy and productive: when kept in check. That is the key.

Here are five reasons it can help you not to stop to edit while you’re composing a first draft.


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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 4 Reasons Authors Shouldn't Edit While they Write http://t.co/hNyCPyYM6O via @vgrefer
  2. A Short, Questionnaire-free Case Study: The Awaiting Epiphany When Craft Suddenly Clarifies… - Storyfix.com http://ow.ly/wu24W
  3. "Zero-Based Thinking" for Writers | Live Write Thrive http://ow.ly/wu6h0
  4. Read This Before You Sell Sell Sell Books on Twitter http://ow.ly/wu78d
  5. WriteIntoPrint: Self Editing 4 Fiction ~ #2 Show AND Tell http://ow.ly/wu7yT
  6. 10 Things Emerging Writers Need To Learn | TMR Blog http://ow.ly/wu7K5
  7. 7 Signs of a Vanity Publisher | E-BookBuilders http://ow.ly/wu7Ws
  8. Confessions of a Story Plotter by Jennifer Slattery | Writing Prompts &Thoughts & Ideas...Oh My! http://ow.ly/wu8de
  9. Audiobooks: Tips For Distribution With ACX And Marketing Audiobooks | The Creative Penn http://ow.ly/wu8ja
  10. ThrillWriting: Duct Tape 101 for Writers http://ow.ly/wu8zL
  11. 3 Trends Among Ebook Readers: http://ow.ly/wjdsd @DigiBookWorld
  12. Writing For Your Audience | Terry's Place http://ow.ly/wu91t
  13. Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware | Romance University http://ow.ly/wubud
  14. Compound Plurals http://ow.ly/wud5J Daily Writing Tips
  15. Writers On The Move: Three Reasons Why DRM is Your Enemy http://ow.ly/wvNdP
  16. QueryTracker Blog: Authors' New Amazon Headache http://ow.ly/wvPjr
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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