Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Craig Dilouie

Good characters are absolutely vital in horror fiction. They’re the key to empathy, which is vital to project the experience of horror. Characters stand in for the reader. What they feel, the reader should feel. If a good character feels genuine terror, so will the reader.

First, we have to make sure the reader cares about what happens to him or her.

How do we do that? Author Talia Vance says, “Make your characters relatable, likable and give them a personal stake in the outcome.”

Author/Story consultant Michael Hauge identifies five ways to make a character relatable for the reader…

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Karen Woodward: Six Ways To Begin A Story
  2. 13 plot twists that utterly ruined good horror movies | Blastr
  3. Writability: How to Fast Draft
  4. Fiction University: Using Layers to Pre-Write Your Scenes
  5. How Writing Horror is like Writing Comedy -
  6. The Scariest Moments in a Writer's Life - Women Writers, Women's Books : Women Writers, Women's Books
  7. Backstory: The More You Know, The Less I Have To | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  8. How to write a novel in a month, one day at a time
  9. 5 Marketing Mistakes That Beginning Fiction Writers Make by Jason Kong — The Book Designer
  10. 7 Tips for Staying Safe on Twitter — Guest: Marcy Kennedy | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  11. Be Mindful Of What You Post On Social Media: What Goes Online Stays Online! infographic
  12. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Could You Pen 1,667 Words A Day For 30 Straight Days?
  13. How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers | Your Writer Platform
  14. Fright for your Write: Part 4 (Characterization) – Kobo Writing Life
  15. Inserting Page Numbers and Running Heads | Catherine, Caffeinated
  16. Bad Advice for Writers! | The Passive Voice |
  17. Facebook Mobile Photo Updates: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner

Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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