Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Mia Botha

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Making Characters Real

Often when we create characters we make them too perfect, so they come across as one dimensional. We don’t give them flaws. We want them all to be James Bond. I really like James Bond, by the way, but there can be only one. 

Characters become real when they struggle with the same issues we do. A gimpy knee, a few too many drinks, hidden desires and ambitions. No one is all good or all bad. We all succumb to jealousy, lust, ambition and we all need a pee break. Your character should too. 

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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 make your characters shockingly real - Writers Write
  2. 10 Writing Tips from J.R.R. Tolkien | Writers In The Storm
  3. Fiction University: Unrequited Writing Love: When You Can't Write What You Love to Read
  4. The Goldilocks Approach To Writing Description: Not Too Little, Not Too Much - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  5. 7 Sales Copy Tactics You Can Steal from Seth Godin
  6. On Daydreaming: A Writer’s Perspective – Kobo Writing Life
  7. 8 Signs It's Time to Scrap Your Writing Project | LitReactor
  8. 5 Tips on Writing Authentic Dialogue
  9. I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED
  10. What Does It Mean to Protect Authors' Interests? [Smart Set] - Jane Friedman
  11. 5 Reasons You Procrastinate On Getting Your Book Done
  12. Genetics Myths in Fiction Writing - Dan Koboldt
  13. Writer Unboxed » You Are So On (Because They Are, Too)
  14. Useful Advice on Writing About Real Places | Self-Publishing Advice
  15. Are Facebook “Promoted Posts” Ever Worth It for Authors? | Lindsay Buroker
  16. 7 Best Practice Tips For Successfully Working Remotely | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
  17. Writing Non Fiction As A Side Hustle With Nick Loper. Podcast Episode 192. | The Creative Penn
  18. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Sell Your Book In These 5 Cities!
  19. Do You Need a Distributor for Your Books? - Training Authors for Success
  20. From the Write Angle: Plotting Without Explosions
  21. How to Add "Click to Tweet" to Your Blog Posts | Author Media
  22. 8 Reasons to Traditonally Publish Your Book
  23. 4 Reasons to Choose to Self-Publish Your Book
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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