Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Jo Malby

In a brilliant interview in The Paris Review, E. B. White said, “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” To allow the seeds of inspiration grow into tiny shoots and push through the soil, like the magnificent miracles they are, you need to metaphorically water them with consistent action.

No matter how many books on writing you read, courses you do or conferences you attend, unless you also actively attend to the process, your ability to write with the fluidity and transcendence you yearn for will always feel a little out of reach. While honing your craft is important, it’s through the act of writing that you better your skill, and in turn your enjoyment of writing too.

Everyone has days where they don’t feel as inspired or creative as they could, here are eight ways to reignite your passion for writing and write, even if your muse has temporarily deserted you.


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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Working with Unexpected Character Questions: Finding Your Character's (or Narrator's) Inner Story
  2. De-Stress Your Writing Life – When Life Creates Factors Beyond Your Control | Creativity's Workshop
  3. Structuring the Novel Part 8: The Miracle Finish - Venture Galleries
  4. » 10 Reasons Running Makes You a Better Writer
  5. How Can Authors and Publishers Partner Better on Book Marketing? [Smart Set] | Jane Friedman
  6. 5 Things Writers Should Ask Potential Agents |
  7. How Writing a Synopsis is Like Carving Soap | Holly Robinson
  8. Writing Fiction. Improve Your Dialogue With James Scott Bell. Podcast Episode 190 | The Creative Penn
  9. Fiction University: Real Life Diagnostics: Creating Dread in a Short Story Opening
  10. The Science of Storytelling - Writers Write
  11. 4 Tips for Writing a Short Story | Julie Glover
  12. Turning Your Novel into a Screenplay, Part 1 -
  13. Why writing workshops fail OR quality writing is not subjective | Damien G. Walter
  14. Seven Steps To Get Endorsements for Your Book
  15. How to Figure Out WHAT Your Character's Arc Should Be - Helping Writers Become Authors
  16. Revision Warriors: Michelle's (Current) Top 4 Revision Tips
  17. My Babelcube Experience, Author Seeks Translators (part 1) | How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
  18. How to create a video with PowerPoint - Build Book Buzz
  19. Writing | Keep the action moving forward | Indies Unlimited
  20. Acknowledgements ... Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?
  21. Amazing Stories | The Hero’s Journey: Part One, the Hero & the Journey - Amazing Stories
  22. The Secret Of How to Make Your Book Un-Put-Down-able | Bestseller Labs
  23. The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make | Brooke Warner
  24. 7 ways to overcome fear and uncertainty about writing | Jenna Avery
  25. Structuring a Novel Part 4: The Critical Decision - Venture Galleries
  26. 8 Ways to Reignite Your Passion for Writing and Write
  27. Rachelle's Window: Promo Sites Author Resources and Self Publishing Advice
Happy writing and running, Kathy

The Process of Writing A Book

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