Ciao, amici! My holiday break officially ended last week, and for the past five days, I’ve been busy working and collecting links for you. I’ve also been spending every last second I could with my daughter, who leaves this morning to return to school. I have to admit, I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand, I miss her terribly when she isn’t here. On the other, she needs to be free to pursue her hopes and dreams. She’s an amazing person― smart, talented, hard-working, funny, and (not that it matters) beautiful. I know she’s going to accomplish great things, and I can’t wait to see what they are. So I have to let her go.
I’m blessed that I have two extraordinary children (my son is every bit as exceptional as my daughter). Doubly blessed that my son goes to college locally, so I don’t have to say goodbye to him.
Sorry. The shameless effusive praise of my kids portion of this post is over now. Moving on…
This week’s quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce is inspired by what I hope for my kids, what I hope for myself, and what I hope for you―opportunity.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called OPPORTUNITY and its first chapter is
New Year’s Day.
I found this quote perfect for today. And I hope it inspires you throughout this year to seize all the opportunities that come your way.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Document Templates in Scrivener | P.H. Solomon
- Learning More About Other Genres | Me
- Friday Book Share: Invasion Series | Me
Posts by others in the industry:
- Audiobook Creation, Part 3 | Don Massenzio
- Fixing Confusing Names | Fiction University
- Using Psychology to Enrich Fiction | The Write Practice
- Handy Writing Tips, Part 1 | Don Massenzio
- Handy Writing Tips, Part 2 | Don Massenzio
- Competitive and Market Analysis for Book Launches | Book Marketing Tools
- The Hero Lens | Writers Helping Writers
- 9 Tips for Creating Successful Antagonists | Writers in the Storm
- Tightening Your Plot | Fiction University
- Reading Tricks for Kids of Any Age | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Troubleshooting BookBub Ads | BookBub
- Crafting a Scene | Writers Helping Writers
- Choosing Titles | Don Massenzio
- Amazon Advertising via KDP | Chris McMullen
- Mystery Sub-Genres (Know What You’re Writing) | The Kill Zone
And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.
Have a great week! Arrivederci!