Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Nate Philbrick

I recently wrote a guest post for another fabulous fiction website. The article dealt with how to connect on an emotional level with your readers, and it was fairly lengthy and broad. I would include a link, but it hasn't been released yet.

The article got me thinking more on the subject, and over the last few days, a combination of reflection, surfing YouTube, and random revelations led me to a conclusion that is changing the way I write fiction. First, let's review some basic principles:
  1. The two primary purposes of fiction are to entertain the reader and to evoke an emotional reaction.
  2. A novel's plot provides the entertainment, and the characters provide the emotional aspect (it's never that cut and dry, but you get the idea). 
  3. The emotional reaction desired from the reader is achieved through the conflict suffered by the characters as a result of the plot. 

I've discovered a principle that has made me all the more eager to write good, solid fiction that packs an emotional punch.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How to Structure Your Reveals | Stavros Halvatzis
  2. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Why You Should Ignore Most of the Advice from your Critique Group…but They Can Help You Anyway
  3. Flash Flood Fiction : The truth about emotion in fiction
  4. The art of writing a powerful plot twist
  5. Rewriting: Longer, Faster, Harder
  6. 5 Essential Tips for Writing Killer Fight Scenes |
  7. How to Write a Book or Blog (The 6 Danger Stages You Need To Overcome)
  8. What is Crowdfunding And How Can It Work For Authors? - Writers Write
  9. What is the Shelf Life of Your Social Media? | The Violet Femmes
  10. Lessons from RWA14: Help for Slow Writers | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  11. 10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement | Social Media Examiner
  12. Writer Unboxed » More on Voice and Structure
  13. Wattpad: Engaging Readers as You Write | The Passive Voice |
  14. What Makes People Buy Self-Published Books? | Tara Sparling writes
  15. 72 Places to promote your Kindle book when it’s free
  16. 10 Great Things about Writing Cozy Mysteries | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  17. 25 Facebook Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014
  18. 90 Words for “looks” | Go Into The Story
  19. 5 Ways to Build Stronger Characters
  20. Twitter Facts and Statistics You Need to Know in 2014
  21. How to Generate More Company Mentions on Social Media | Optimind SEO Philippines | Quality SEO from the Philippines
  22. Starting out as an indie author: preparing your manuscript for ebook retailers | Ruth Nestvold – Indie Adventures
  23. Fiction University: Are You Showing or Telling Your Internalization?
  24. Protected Tweets- 5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Protect Your Tweets
  25. 8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users
  26. Should You Hire an Editor Before Querying? Agents Weigh In!
  27. Self-Publish or Perish: Why I Made the Leap by Eileen Goudge
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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