Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Tom Rogers

Churchill (or Shaw, or Wilde, depending on whom you ask) famously described England and America as “Two nations separated by a common language.” The same can often be said of writers and artists – united in our love of storytelling but frequently unable to communicate across the pond that separates the verbal and the visual.

I’ve been a screenwriter of animated movies for nearly twenty years and work with storyboard artists on a daily basis. (If you’ve never seen a storyboard, it’s essentially a comic-book panel that tells a small moment of the story.) We don’t always see eye to eye. (Want to drive a storyboard artist crazy? Write, “An epic battle ensues.”) They fall in love with their cool visuals the same way we fall in love with our scintillating dialogue.

But when it works, it’s thrilling: I can spend a paragraph trying to describe how a character projects an aura of power; an artist can draw him looming over us and say it all in one shot.

That’s the kind of visceral punch you want from your book cover.

How to Talk to Cover Designers

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Organize Your Writing Project(s) via a Spreadsheet by Stacy McKitrick | Romance University
  2. 8 Proofreading Tools for Beta Readers | Tech Tools for Writers
  3. How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines |
  4. Fiction University: Your Scene Needs a Problem
  5. How Chapters Are Built--What to Include, What to Skip, and How to Know If You Actually Have One
  6. We’re Holding Out for a (New) Hero: How Heroes and Villains are Evolving |
  7. Lara Morgan: Plot Wrangling and Highlighter Love . . .
  8. 6 Steps Writers Need to Tame the Story Beast - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  9. Mythcreants » 31 – Preparing vs Overpreparing for Your Story
  10. 12 Writers Who Are Using Google+ in Cool Ways
  11. Choosing a Point-of-View Character
  12. Five Essentials for a Successful Writing Retreat »
  13. 3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory
  14. Writer Unboxed » C-c-considering Cadence: Understanding One Quality of Voice
  15. Tips For Vetting A Book Blogger’s Platform | Molly Greene: Writer
  16. How to Unstuck a Story
  17. How to Create Walk-On Characters Who Are Memorable (But Not Too Memorable) | WordServe Water Cooler
  18. Fairytale’s Most Wanted: The Five Most Well-Known Character Types |
  19. So You Want to Run a Virtual Book Tour - Writer's Fun Zone
  20. Five Ways to Make Description Work in Your Novel - Writers Write
  21. Does your writing style have bulges? - Venture Galleries
  22. Be Your Own Casting Director: Creating a “Casting Book”
  23. What to Expect When You're Expecting Your First Book Tour - Where Writers Win
  24. Dire Consequences - How to get your characters into trouble - Writers Write
  25. Hyperlapse Lets You Selfielapse: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  26. How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk - Copyblogger
  27. Self-Publishing for Graphic Novelists | BookWorks
  28. Fiction University: 5 Guidelines for Approaching Book Review Bloggers
  29. Beyond Paper Editing: Print to Digital: Cleaning Up Your Word File
  30. The Benefits of the Hybrid Author | Self-Publishing Advice
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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