Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Sally Wolfe

Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.”  -William Goldman, Princess Bride.

You know the feeling.

The words come tumbling out, fast and sure, faster than you can write or type. You feel the passion and power of your voice. The rock-bottom certainty of your insights. The current is strong and it’s all making sense at last! When you’re spent, you’ve got a thousand, maybe 1500 words on the page. And there’s this triumphant feeling that you’ve finally nailed it.

You transcribe it. You read it over. The feeling is still there, though not as strong. You see the sentences that will work, the ones that won’t. Yes, of course, you’ll need to change the structure a bit, develop a point here and there. No problem, you think.

You begin revising. This is the danger point. Why?

Because the fire of the first draft has gone out and you’re no longer held aloft on wings of inspiration. You may even doubt that the inspiration ever happened! You’re a creature of earth again, crawling around on the ground.

The Demon Enters

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 6 Ways You Can Prepare Yourself and Your Manuscript for Success | Live Write Thrive
  2. Ten More Most Common Editing Mistakes | Self-Publishing Review
  3. Les Edgerton on Writing: ANTAGONISTS AND PROTAGONISTS
  4. More Terminology In Self-Publishing’s Winter Garden: Are They ‘Royalties?’ | Thought Catalog
  5. Bang2Write | Tropes Vs. Cliches: A Storyteller’s Guide
  6. Guest Post: The Five Elements Every Book Needs
  7. What to do when the fire of your first draft has gone out - Women Writers, Women's Books
  8. Randomizing Revision - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  9. Bang2Write | 33 Experts Share What They Want Next From Female Characters
  10. 7 Benefits of Writing Short Kindle Books | Nathan Meunier – Freelance Writer / Author / Game Journalist
  11. 7 Keys To Write the Perfect First Line of a Novel
  12. 5 Ways to Wander—First Draft Writing Advice | Psychology Today
  13. Writability: Fixing the First Page Feature #8
  14. Pitching your book to agents on Twitter with #PitMad - BookBaby Blog
  15. Writing a Premise Statement for Your Book: Inner and Outer Story Synopsis and Why It Helps Get You Published
  16. Getting Right into the Middle of Things | Live Write Thrive
  17. Imitation Is Part of Being a Writer | Jane Friedman
  18. Worked, Wrought and Overwrought Daily Writing Tips


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