Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Victoria Grefer

Today, I want to talk about what I will call “bendy” moments. They are big moments in life that we all experience. As authors, if our stories are true to life and we are writing believable characters, they will also experience “bendy” moments.

A “bendy” moment can be caused by lots of different situations. Those situations may even be of different magnitude, based on the person experiencing it. What might be a “bendy” moment for me might not be one for you.

Think of a bendy moment as a moment that makes the very fabric of our lives bend. Something happens that is unexpected and also profound enough to alter the future prospect of our lives. As a result we almost feel, for a period of time, that we are not really present in the moment because we are lost in the experience of that event and that change, whether good, bad, or bittersweet.

In literature, some of my favorite “bendy” moments are:

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Twitter Gives Authors More Characters with ReTweet! - Where Writers Win
  2. 3 Mistakes Nonfiction Writers Make and How to Fix Them
  3. Fiction University: Day Eight: Flesh Out the Character Development
  4. Adjusting to Expectations After Publishing Your First Novel - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  5. Blots & Plots:Book Bloggers: Where to Find Them and How to Win Them Over - Blots & Plots
  6. Building characters with hard-boiled dialogue. - Venture Galleries
  7. How to Build a Compelling Novel Concept | Jane Friedman
  8. Write: Writing Your Story Scene by Scene #ReadySetWrite |
  9. Robert J. Sawyer » Blog Archive » Pop-culture and obscure references in fiction
  10. Sources of Public Domain Lyrics @HelenSedwick
  11. Meerkat or Periscope? How to Broadcast Video Via Mobile | Social Media Examiner
  12. How to Use an Anthology as a Powerful Marketing Tool by Jason Kong — The Book Designer
  13. Writer Unboxed » What Kids Have Taught Me About Writing
  14. Blog Post Ideas for Writers: Solving the "What Do I Blog About?" Conundrum | Your Writer Platform
  15. What a “bendy” moment is…. And why your story should have one | Creative Writing with the Crimson League
  16. Who We Are and Why We Do What We Do: An Author’s Explanation – Kobo Writing Life
  17. Ep 036 – “Tooting Your Own Horn” | Book Marketing Tools Blog
  18. How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book: Go On! Make a Bad Decision! Your Story Will Thank You
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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