Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Anne R. Allen

Beginning novelists are like Tolstoy's happy families. They tend to be remarkably alike. Certain mistakes are common to almost all beginners. These things aren't necessarily wrong, but they are difficult to do well—and get in the way of smooth storytelling

They also make it easy for professionals—and a lot of readers—to spot the unseasoned newbie.

. . .

Here are some tell-tale signs that a writer is still in the learning phase of a career.

I'm not saying these things are "wrong". They're just overdone or tough for a beginner to do well.

1) Show-offy prose . . .

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Think big as you revise your manuscript with these nine steps | onewildword
  2. The Difficulty Writers Have with Identity | Lauren Sapala Fiction University: 8 Marketing Don'ts: Get Real or Get Lost!
  3. Prewriting - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  4. 7 Ways to Expertly Edit Your Own Writing - Helping Writers Become Authors
  5. Resources for Writers: Spark up Your Story - Adding Suspense, Tension & Intrigue – Handout
  6. How to publish ebooks – the beginner’s ultimate guide | Nail Your Novel
  7. Kevin Spacey’s Top 3 Tips For Better Storytelling. Yes, That Kevin Spacey | Fox Business
  8. 3 Easy-to-Use Tools to Count Your Words
  9. Using Questions To Expand Your Story | Fantasy-Faction
  10. Making Conference Connections - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  11. Is Crowdfunding for Authors a Good Idea? - Helping Writers Become Authors
  12. 4 daily deal services that will sell your book - Build Book Buzz
  13. Do You Know The Secret Sauce That Turns Stories Into Magic? | Write to Done
  14. 4 Common Mistakes Authors Make When Soliciting Reviews
  15. Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do What You’re Told | Catherine, Caffeinated
  16. 8 Simple Tweaks That Will Skyrocket Your Blog’s Traffic, Growth, and Impact
  17. How To Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips To Grow Your Following Fast
  18. News Feed FYI: Showing More Timely Stories from Friends and Pages | Facebook Newsroom
  19. Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy : @ProBlogger
  20. Writing Questions Answered Romance: Avoid Derailment of Character Development
  21. 65 Accomplished Writers and Marketers Reveal Their Secrets to Productivity | Focusalot - Blog
  22. ThrillWriting: Forensic Psychiatry: Information for Writers An Interview with Olga Miret
  23. Karma and Cooperation: Secrets to Author Success - Where Writers Win
  24. Anne R. Allen's Blog: 10 Things that Red-Flag a Newbie Novelist
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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