Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Marcy McKay

Four novels sit on my desk at all times: To Kill a MockingbirdA Prayer for Owen MeanyThe Lovely Bones, and The Book Thief.

There are many other books I adore, but these are my favorite books, the ones I keep nearby for writing inspiration. Each changed me in an unforgettable way.

Inside Stories vs. Outside Stories

Those are the stories on my outsides, but what about the ones I carry inside?

Have you ever analyzed your inner stories?

You should because it’s where you’ll find your most powerful and un-put-downable writing.

Set aside time to take a journey from your present into your past, then back again. It’s well worth the effort because it makes a tremendous difference in how compelling your stories are.

Here’s how:

Connecting Your Inner/Outer Stories

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 2015 Book Marketing Predictions from Smith Publicity - Where Writers Win
  2. Strengthen Your Storytelling with POV - Venture Galleries
  3. Anne R. Allen's Blog: 8 Tips for Writing that Killer Blurb
  4. 5 Tips for Writing a Compelling Book Blurb by Amy Wilkins | Romance University
  5. KCross Writing – The Emotional Side of a Book Release
  6. What if the premise seems too simple? Can I still make it a good story?
  7. Advanced Facebook Ad Techniques: What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner
  8. Villains Killing Themselves to Keep the Hero Sympathetic | Writing Possibilities
  9. Start At The Beginning, Not Before « Flash Fiction Chronicles
  10. 14 Checklists, Scorecards, and Worksheets to Set Up Content Marketing Success
  11. How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional : @ProBlogger
  12. Working from Home as a Writer—Some Truths - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  14. Fiction University: Get a Clue: We All Need a Little Mystery in Our Novels
  15. Comic: Another Advantage Of Print Books - Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers & Artists - via @inkyelbows
  16. Balancing Conflict in Romance Stories | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  17. How To Give Constructive Writing Criticism (That Actually Helps) | Positive Writer
  18. The Kill Zone: First Page Critique: Watch That Exposition
  19. What Your Favorite Books Tell You About Your Writing
  20. #43: How Your Subject Line Could Be Killing Your Emails - Amy Porterfield
  21. Viviana Enchantress of Books: Social Media 101: New Social Media Platform - tsū
  22. The Holy Trinity of Character: Goals, Obstacles and Stakes |
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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