Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Shay Goodman

Your setting encompasses the large and the small in your book. From the state that your story is set in to the town to the home in which most of the story happens. Because you are working with a visual element in a medium of the written word, it can be hard to keep the overall picture straight in your mind, especially if you are in the middle of revisions and it has been months since you wrote the story.

There are some things that you can do to keep it all straight, but it will take some effort on your part. This is where the almighty whiteboard comes back into play. If you are writing about a real place, it would be helpful to have maps of the state and town in which you are setting your story. This way you can make sure that you are relating the position of the town you are writing about correctly. For instance, it would be an awful faux pas if one said Chattanooga was north of Nashville. So yes, maps are a must. The closer you get to your target area, the more detailed the maps should be. This is the moment when a service such as Google Maps is your friend.

But what if you are writing about a place that doesn’t really exist?

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Top Ten Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day | Blot the Skrip and Jar It http://ow.ly/CCg02
  2. Do Not Underestimate NaNoWriMo - Five Life-Saving Tips for Writers - Writers Write http://ow.ly/CFfp7
  3. Tricks and Tips for a Successful Book Launch Party | Writers' Rumpus http://ow.ly/CFft1
  4. Why Taking Writing Breaks is Important - Writer's Edit http://ow.ly/CFfAj
  5. Kill Your Darlings For Fun and Leisure http://ow.ly/CFfDH
  6. From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Couplets and Quatrains | Writing Forward http://ow.ly/CFfNn
  7. How To Rekindle Your Love of Writing | Write to Done http://ow.ly/CFfYJ
  8. Michael Hardach - Creative Writing: Google+ For Writers – What I've Learned So Far http://ow.ly/CFgsv
  9. Keep it Consistent - Settings - Write Divas http://ow.ly/CFg93
  10. How To Craft Great Action Sequences | ScreenCraft http://ow.ly/CFgcC
  11. How to Use the Snowflake Method to Prepare for NaNoWriMo - Book Country Blog http://ow.ly/CFghi
  12. How To Find Your Story By Asking Questions http://ow.ly/CFgwn
  13. 6 Quick Marketing Tips for Authors | Someday Box http://ow.ly/CFgGm
  14. How to Write a Book: 3 Practical Tips | Nikki Woods: Global Visibility Expert http://ow.ly/CFgLH
  15. Be Accountable to the Muse: A Creative Approach to the Writer’s Production Plan by Joanna Penn — The Book Designer http://ow.ly/CFgRE
  16. How to Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher http://ow.ly/CFh2o Victoria Strauss, Author of Fiction for Adults & Young Adults
  17. Writing and the Creative Life: Routine or Ritual? | Go Into The Story http://ow.ly/CFh6W
  18. How to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Visibility | Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/CFhfc
  19. Cause and Effect: Understanding Story Flow | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/CFhAj
  20. Creating Characters–Is the Devil in the Details? | http://t.co/yJD1vMfG4k http://ow.ly/CFhrP
  21. Should You Be Writing Shorter Nonfiction Books? http://ow.ly/CFfI1
  22. 7 Smart Ways to Earn Multiple Streams of Income from a Single Manuscript http://ow.ly/CFfUF
  23. 10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work http://ow.ly/CFg3O
  24. 3 Ways to Know If Your YA Fiction Is Really New Adult Fiction http://ow.ly/CGbEp
  25. Phoning it In: 5 Simple Rules for an Author Interview! - Where Writers Win http://ow.ly/CGlMb
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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