Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Now Novel

Writers tend to be split in their feelings about research with some enjoying it and others dreading it. Almost every writer will need to do at least a little research from time to time, but there are a number of methods available to get the information that you need.

Not every novel requires research. However, at some point, you will probably find yourself needing to do at least a little bit of research. If you are writing about a time or place that is not your own, if your character has a profession that you know little about that is key to the story or if you are writing about a particular group of people with whom you are unfamiliar, you may need to research more extensively.

Research does not have to be a time-consuming chore. In fact, an important principle of research is that you should only do as much as you need. Getting bogged down in research or substituting research for writing as a method of procrastination are not uncommon pitfalls for writers. The methods below can help you do the research that you need efficiently and effectively.

Make friends with librarians

In an age where the first place many people turn to for research is the Internet, brick-and-mortar libraries and librarians themselves are often overlooked as excellent sources of information. However, librarians can be far better than Google…

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Query Question: Revising novel when on submission to agents
  2. In Defense of Spoilers - The Atlantic
  3. TheWriteGame: Seven Things I’d Do Before I Published a Book (if I had it to do over again)
  4. Go to Your Worst Case Scenarioand Back « Positively Positive
  5. Modern-day novel writing | 5 easy ways to research your novel
  6. Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond? - Publishing Perspectives
  7. When is it okay to quit? | Brad R. Torgersen
  8. The Daring Novelist: Excavating A Genre 2 - Coping with Understood Betsy
  9. Beat Burnout with Expressive Writing | Cheryl Reif Writes
  10. Getting Reviews - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  11. Succesful Querying: It’s Not All About The Letter. - Women Writers, Women's Books : Women Writers, Women's Books
  12. The Daring Novelist: Excavating A Genre 2 - Coping with Understood Betsy
  13. Creating Engaging Dialog by Using Subtext | Live Write Thrive
  14. 8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  15. Be Accountable to the Muse: A Creative Approach to the Writer’s Production Plan by Joanna Penn — The Book Designer
  16. Beat Burnout with Expressive Writing | Cheryl Reif Writes
  17. Writing Spies: Five Dos and Don’ts | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  18. Fiction University: Seven Deadly Sins (If You're a First Chapter)
  19. Great advice for all writers (not just young ones) Every scene is either a fight, seduction, or negotiation.
  20. What Makes an Amazing First Chapter? - She Writes
  21. Divas on Writing: Is Your Story Bloated? - Write Divas
  22. Copyright Urban Legend: Mailing Your Writing To Yourself - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  23. Writing Successful Fiction: When What You Don’t Know Trumps What You Do Know -
  24. The New Keywords on Amazon - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  25. 10 Essential Website Housekeeping Tasks | Molly Greene: Writer
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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