Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Wellthe Queen Bee Half Marathon is in the books. I finished faster than I did in my last half marathon a few months ago. It was a beautiful day and the temperature was perfect. Two of my grandchildren were waiting at the finish line. 

I’m having surgery on my foot in three weeks and will rehab over the winter. Hopefully, I'll be ready for the Flying Pig in May. Until then, I’ll spend as much time as possible working on my next book. Not much else to do when you can’t walk!  

Happy writing and running, Kathy


By: Adriana Bielkova

You know the drill: revise the structure; look at plot flow; do more work on this or that character; check grammar and spelling; proofread. Hang on a second… you forgot to line edit! Line editing makes your sentences the best they can be. That means removing all the unnecessary words; making sure the word usage is correct and that the writing flows seamlessly. A professional line editor will do this for you, but it’s a useful skill to master if you can. Below are ten things to look out for that’ll make the most out of your line edit.

Make sure your sentences make sense

Read your work as a reader with a fresh pair of eyes – this might mean putting the work aside for a few weeks and doing something else. Look out for clunky wordings, wrong tenses and misused metaphors.

Syntax should be easy to follow and understand

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets on Friday, here they are again:
  1. 10 Things To Look Out For When Line Editing |
  2. Who to follow on Twitter - and who not to! - QUANTA
  4. Writers On The Move: How Body Types can Help Shape your Characters
  5. World-Building Errors, as Illustrated by Divergent | Writers' Rumpus
  6. Writer Unboxed » Creating Capacity Menopause and Writing - Women Writers, Women's Books : Women Writers, Women's Books What is your capacity to create?
  7. Menopause and Writing - Women Writers, Women's Books : Women Writers, Women's Books
  8. 3 Ways Travel Makes You A Better Writer - Writer's Edit
  9. Writer Unboxed » A Reader’s Manifesto: 12 Hardwired Expectations Every Reader Has
  10. You Too Can Write Your Memoir - Women Writers, Women's Books : Women Writers, Women's Books
  11. Fiction University: How to Prep for Author Events
  12. Length Matters: Submit Short Stories And Poems For Publication - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  13. Author, Jody Hedlund: The Growing Popularity of Novellas
  14. Simple eBook Formatting Using MS Word | Molly Greene: Writer
  15. 10 Simple Tips to Becoming a Better Blogger
  16. A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Infographics Are Made | WIRED
  17. Fright for your Write: Part 1 (Why Do We Read/Write Horror?) – Kobo Writing Life
  18. 15 ways to promote your book with a book trailer
  19. Creating Characters–Is the Devil in the Details? | 
  20. 3 Tests Your Novel Must Pass | Linda S. Clare

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