Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Ruth Harris

Good guy/gal or bad guy/gal, the super spy, the nutcase, the grunt who saves his battalion, the alcoholic teacher who can’t save herself but rescues her class from a typhoon, the jihadist with a heart of gold, the whore with a heart of coal, the psychotic, psychopathic, and just plain psychic are the writer’s best friend.

The unforgettable character: he or she (or maybe even it) will energize your book, grab your reader, and jet-propel your plot.

Where do you start looking and where do you find the initial spark of inspiration? The answer is: all around you. 

The passive-aggressive employer, the tyrannical secretary, the not-exactly-honest businessman, the bully who tormented you in mid-school, the mean girl who spread nasty rumors about your best friend. 

Let your imagination go wild

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Five Ways To Create Fictional Conflict That Counts - Writers Write
  2. » Understanding freelance independent editors | A. Victoria Mixon, Editor
  3. Score! - The Writer With more than 600 million potential readers, why aren’t you pitching sports fiction? 
  4. 7 Productivity Tips to Boost Creativity on a Deadline
  5. How to Deal With Social Media Trolls « Social Media Examiner
  6. 4 Components of a Good Hook »
  7. Anne R. Allen's Blog: How to Sizzle up your Fiction with Compelling Characters Readers Can't Forget
  8. How To Make The Most Out Of A Writing Critique: Ten Tips « terribleminds: chuck wendig
  9. Barnes & Noble’s Dirty Little Secret: Author Solutions and Nook Press | David Gaughran
  10. Should We Change Our Blogging Style? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  11. Creativity And Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned By My 40th Birthday | The Creative Penn
  12. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Kindle Worlds Launch
  13. Amazon Advertising Services for Indie Authors, Yea or Nay? | Lindsay Buroker
  14. The Cost of Self Publishing? – You’re Focusing on the Wrong Thing
  15. How To Find Out Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing | Catherine, Caffeinated
  16. Forget the myths, and WRITE!  | @Belinda_Pollard
  17. A Step-by-Step Guide to Dealing with Content Theft by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  18. A Step-by-Step Guide to Dealing with Content Theft by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  19. The Clean Reader App Removes Profanity From EBooks, And Is Going To Wash Out Your Favorite Author's Mouth With Soap
  20. Everyone’s A Winner! 9 Tips for Hosting Fun (And Successful) Book Contests - Your Writer Platform
  21. Famous Writer Insults! (Infographic) - Where Writers Win
  22. Beware of Trademarks in Your Cover Art! | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing
  23. 9 Ways Publishers Can Build Active Author Communities - BookBub Unbound
  24. James Scott Bell on Writing Smarter -
  25. Irreparable vs. Unrepairable Daily Writing Tip
  26. Book Stores |  Here’s what booksellers want you to do:
  27. ThrillWriting: Murder She Wrote: Homicide Information for Writers
  28. I'm Having One of Those Weeks - Marcy Kennedy
  29. Kindle Unlimited expands again but royalties contract |
  30. How to Self-Publish Children's Books Successfully: Notes From the Trenches | Jane Friedman
  31. Seriously Write: Characters by Terri Weldon
  32. Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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