Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Colleen M. Story

Who are your writing heroes?

Can you name them—right now?

Do you know who they are?

Does it matter?

I’ve asked a number of people these questions. I’ve been amazed by how many blank looks I’ve received.

Maybe it’s because my writing heroes are so important to me—and I believe, to my progression as a writer. I have a hard time imagining that someone serious about becoming the best writer they can be wouldn’t have heroes.

Without them, who inspires you? Who makes you dig down to find the courage to keep going when the going gets tough? Who shows you the way when you don’t know what to do next?

I’ll even go so far as to say that if you’re struggling as a writer, the solution may very well be to discover your heroes and actively pursue them. I’m not suggesting you become a stalker, but I would urge you find a way to see them, in person, or at least to hear them speak—on YouTube or wherever. At the very least, you should be reading their work.

Here’s why.

Who Inspired You to Write?

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • Three Components to Writing a Successful Collaborative Novel - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™
  • How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book? | CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD
  • Novel Rocket: Conferences—Advancing Your #Writing Career
  • Pros and Cons of Using a Pen Name - She Writes
  • THE STILETTO GANG: Making a List and Checking It Twice
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing’s Flow | James Royce Patterson - @thePenleak
  • 21 Proofreading and Editing Tips for Writers | Writing Forward
  • 7 Reasons Why a Writer Needs Heroes | Writing and Wellness
  • How to Grow Your Facebook Fans Without a Budget Social Media Examiner
  • Feelings Without Names "Is there a greater art than evoking a feeling that has no name?" #writetip
  • Fiction University: Painting With Prose "...we tend to associate certain colors with certain things. Such as:…”
  • From Blog to Book: A Sensible Approach to Completing a Book
Happy writing and running, Kathy  


My writing heroes are: Elizabeth Lowell, the writing duo of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Beatrice Small, James Michener, Sandra Brown, Louis L'Amour, and Diana Gabaldon to name a few. What about you?

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