Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By:  Nate Philbrick

The following is a list of some of the worst ways you can begin your novel. The list is based both on professional agent/editor/publisher's opinions as well as on my reactions to these scenarios as a reader and writer myself.

Note: this list does not refer to aspects of your opening scene such as too much/too little of any given element (dialogue, narrative, etc.). It refers to the opening scene as a whole unit, and what it should not be as such.

Please read each item's paragraph carefully, as I provide my reasons for including said item on the list, as well as potential exceptions, solutions, etc.

Shall we begin?

Dream sequence . . .

Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Are You Building Your Writer Platform at Gunpoint? | Your Writer Platform
  2. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: What One Can Do To Market A Book
  3. Trouble With Your Latest Story? 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Writing Style - Helping Writers Become Authors
  4. 10 Ways to Get More Email Subscribers and Build a Powerful List | Daniel Decker
  5. Write with Boldness | The Editor's Blog  Push Yourself to New Heights or Explore the Depths
  6. Flash Flood Fiction: 9 Worst Ways To Start Your Novel
  7. The Book Shepherds: Moving from Wannabe Author to Real Thing
  8. How to Structure Your Reveals | Stavros Halvatzis Ph.D.
  9. Writability: Some Thoughts on #AuthorYes
  10. The Writers Alley: Pucker Up and kiss like you mean it!
  11. Serve the Story - A Writer's Journey It’s all about the story. When deciding what to cut, ask yourself...
  12. Ruby Slippered Sisterhood » Are You An Affiliate?
  13. Writers On The Move: Make Your Dreams a Reality with 15 Minutes a Day
  14. Ten Facebook Pages for Writers and Authors - Where Writers Win
  15. Facebook Rooms: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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