Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Writer’s Relief Staff

Multitasking has become unavoidable—many of us are juggling writing careers, full-time jobs, family obligations, and a host of other distractions. But writers have a special problem: Sometimes, when we sit down to write, we don’t even realize that we’re still multitasking—still solving problems that have nothing to do with the task at hand, still splitting our focus in the name of efficiency.

But even though multitasking feels effective, research shows that dividing our attention between several tasks at once may not be very productive. So how do we resist the urge to multitask and instead focus only on our writing? Let’s look at a few scenarios and solutions:

You’re working on a short story and trying to edit as you go. Writing and editing are opposing tasks that have better results when approached separately. Let the words flow unimpaired and uninterrupted—then schedule a block of time later just for editing.

. . .

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 2 enduring, low-cost book marketing tactics | @Belinda_Pollard
  2. Novel writing tips | The elements of setting
  3. Writer Unboxed » Plotting the Non-Plot-Driven Novel
  4. The Role of Concept in a Real-World Story -
  5. What Makes a Good Story? Slush Pile Lessons #PubTip - JeriWB
  6. Nine Ways to Cut a Story That's Too Long - Venture Galleries
  7. The Path to Deepening Your Protagonist - Writingeekery
  8. Why Is It So Difficult To Write Well? | Writing Is Hard Work
  9. Mythcreants » Five Unrealistic Character Traits GiammatteoWhat A Copy Editor Can Do For You - Giacomo Giammatteo
  10. Format Your Book for CreateSpace by Roxanne Smolen | Writing and Illustrating
  11. Building Deep Conflict into Novel Structure
  12. How to Choreograph a Great Action Scene
  13. Indie Authors: Dealing with Reviews, the Good and Bad
  14. The eBook Author's Corner: Developing an Author Website – A Marketing and Communication Checklist Study
  15. 15 Tips for Aspiring Writers from 5 Successful Authors | Live Write Thrive
  16. Facebook for Authors: Getting Started Guide | Jane Friedman
  17. Publishing schedule for indie writers – who to hire and when | Nail Your Novel
  18. How To Stay Focused On Writing In A Multitasking World - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  19. [Infographic] Social media for authors: what to post & when to post it
  20. How To Publish a Book From Start to Finish in Six Months | The Passive Voice |
  21. Writer Unboxed » What Media Do You Study for Storytelling?
  22. How To Stay Motivated When You’re STILL Not Published | C H Griffin
  23. How to Avoid the Comparison Trap
  24. The Pesky Scene Break - Nelson Literary Agency
  25. Improve Your Character’s… Gestures | C H Griffin
Happy writing and running, Kathy

No comments: