Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: K.M. Weiland

Do you write as a hobby? Do you never have worries about how not to stink at writing? Do you belly up to the keyboard just to dip into your brain’s well of dopamine and enjoy the warm fuzzy buzz of creating something you can later read? You have zero ambitions for publication? You’ve burnt at least one of your journals? Then this post is not for you.

I write for the ambitious scribe who splashes and thrashes to the point of choking in a tsunami of toner, trying to tame that big rogue breaker into smaller waves an actual readership might want to surf with you. Here are three tips on how not to stink at writing.

How Not to Stink at Writing Tip #1: Shun Clich├ęs

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Five Myths About Self-Publishing - Where Writers Win
  2. Writers’ cliches that make you tear your hair out | Books | The Guardian
  3. Grammar Rules: Capitalization | Writing Forward
  4. Tension & Pacing in Your Fiction - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  5. Show, Don't Tell: Revealing True Emotion In Dialogue - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™
  6. 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists « terribleminds: chuck wendig
  7. Five Really Good Reasons To Outline Your Novel - before you write a word - Writers Write
  8. Five Ways To Sell More Books On Amazon | Self-Publishing Review
  9. How To Send Review Copies of Your Book to Potential Reviewers: Bibliocrunch
  10. 4 Ways to Make Readers Instantly Loathe Your Character Descriptions - Helping Writers Become Authors
  11. Trying too painfully, achingly hard to write The Great American Novel
  12. The "Chekhov's Gun" Guide to Foreshadowing | Better Novel Project
  13. When You Have Editorial Differences | Behler Blog
  14. Catherine, Caffeinated | Writer, astronaut, skinny – Catherine Ryan Howard wouldn't mind being any of those things.
  15. Should You Sell Your eBook On Amazon? Pros And Cons
  16. Keeping the C in CBA - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  17. Every Story of Success Is a Story of Community
  18. 35 Sites for Promoting Your eBook Deal - Marketing Tips For Authors
  19. Author, Jody Hedlund: 5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly
  20. Platform Building for Authors [30-Minute Video Interview] | Jane Friedman
  21. 3 Tips on How Not to Stink at Writing - Helping Writers Become Authors
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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