Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Brigitte Rasine

Confession time.  How much exercise have you done today? How about yesterday?  Over the course of the past week?

And why am I talking about exercise on a website for writers?

Because getting your body up and moving is good for your plotlines.

Move Into Creativity

Bottom line first: physical activity is good for your brain, and what’s good for your brain is great for your writing (unless you’re not a human but one of those AI wanna-be novelists). So choose your juice: running, swimming, cycling, weightlifting, pilates, yoga, or the occasional triathlon. Just make sure you get cardio in there. That’s the perfect antidote to sitting at your desk moving no muscle—er, sorry, tendon—other than your fingers on the keyboard.

Morning or Night

We writers are notorious exercise abstainers. No, not all of us (and certainly not YOU), but enough of us to warrant this blog post. After all, who wouldn’t rather spend a glorious sunlit morning crafting the world’s next literary magnum opusrather than sweating it out the way all those high-powered, over-achieving, billionaire powerhouses do (supposedly) every day at 5am sharp?

You couldn’t pay me enough to spend my morning in the gym, overachiever status be damned. Yoga and feeding the hummingbirds, yes, every time. But there’s a reason for that—that’s what resonates for me. Every body is different; we each have our own unique biorhythms, and my body is not an early exercising bird. At least not physically—mentally, I can be up at 5 or 6 and write for three or four hours straight.

However, come late afternoon or evening, I hit the pavement . . . 

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Run Writer Run: Why Exercise Will Help You Write Better
  2. Writing the Perfect Description for Your Book - Venture Galleries
  3. Favorite Opening Lines/Paragraphs
  4. Seven Ways to Create Empathy for your Protagonist « The Wild Writers
  5. The Writers Alley: Tips on Synopsis Writing - Basics
  6. Using Life’s Hardships to Make You a Better Writer | Live Write Thrive
  7. Writability: Keep Your Characters Moving
  8. What is Crowdfunding And How Can It Work For Authors? - Writers Write
  9. How to Keep your Story Moving and Your Character Believable - WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS
  10. Getting into the action
  11. Book Sales in a Slump? Here’s Help. - Christine Nolfi
  12. Why Reading and Writing are a Collaboration | Drew Chial
  13. The Wake-Up Call: What it Means to Be A Self-Published Writer - LiveHacked
  14. 7 Proven Steps to Improve Your Writing Immediately | Writers Rise
  15. Fiction University: The Value of Indie Print: Necessity, Choices and Costs
  16. Character Voice Consistency - The Dancing Writer's Advice
  17. 17 Services to Tweet a Book | Self-Publishing Review
  18. How to plot a character-driven story
  19. Fan Content: How to Leverage Your Fans to Enhance Your Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  20. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Writer?
  21. Top Ten Writing Tips–Tip #1: FINISH YOUR FIRST DRAFT |
  22. Seekerville: The September Contest Update
  23. Go Teen Writers: What is the Editing Process Like with a Traditional Publishing House?
  24. Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools : @ProBlogger
  25. The Kill Zone: Revisiting the Mirror Moment
  26. ThrillWriting: EDC Tampons: How to Save Your Character's Life
  27. Five Words That Weaken Your Writing
  28. Know Your Readers: Q&A With a BookBub Romance Subscriber - BookBub Unbound
  29. E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing
  30. How A Protogonist Differs From A Main Character | Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: So Now You're a Screenwriter...
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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