Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Anthony Ehlers

Most of us don’t speak in a continuous monotone. Even newsreaders have a slight lilt in their delivery. Nobody knows the value of a well-placed emphasis better than a teenage girl. (‘Oh, that’s sooo embarrassing!’). Did you notice how the italics were showing the emphasis there?


OK, let’s imagine a group of girls at a party. Everything’s going well – the DJ’s playing One Direction, the boys are acting cool, the girls are dressed like the cast of Gossip Girl – when Tanya storms up to a girl named Chloe.

‘Did you say Keri slept with my boyfriend?’ Tanya demanded.

OMG! How does Chloe respond?

What meaning do you want to stress in your dialogue?

Let’s look at how an emphasis in italics affects the way we understand the dialogue – it even changes the possible meaning of Chloe’s response.

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Read the full article HERE

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Empathize vs. Sympathize Daily Writing Tips
  2. Seriously Write: Tax Deductions for Writers by Donna Goodrich
  3. Q&A with Author & Editor Victoria Zackheim | by Chris Jane 5 Questions on Writing
  4. Writing Mystery with JoAnne Myers | Romance University
  5. New Ways of Publishing Translations - Publishing Perspectives
  6. Novel writing tips | What kind of conflicts are possible in your story?
  7. Writing Patterns Into Fiction: Scene and Sequel - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™
  8. Kidlit · Picking a Level of Description
  9. Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice : @ProBlogger
  10. The I-Don't-Have-Any-Time Hour-a-Day Book Marketing Plan | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  11. 10 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Blog Post | Social Media Examiner
  12. #038: Should You Use Click Bait to Increase Engagement on Facebook? - Amy Porterfield
  13. Let’s talk dialogue – part three – Six ways emphasis can change meaning in dialogue - Writers Write
  14. Allison Winn Scotch - Ask Allison - On Giving Up The Publisher's Advance
  15. Fiction University: Red Ink In the Trenches: A Copyeditor’s Perspective
  16. Information, Intelligence and Opinion. Not at all the same. | Write on the River
  17. Humor in a Query | Behler Blog
  18. 3 Hot Tips for Finding Your Audience on Goodreads | Book Marketing Tools Blog
  19. 5 Clever Social Media Marketing Campaigns that Went Viral - Jeffbullas's Blog
  20. Karen Woodward: Unintuitive Findings About Weak Words And Their Use In Strong Writing
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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