Ciao, amici! It’s that time again. A quick wrap-up of the week, and a little discussion about writing. Hopefully you’ll join in at the end.
This week was a hodgepodge for me. I wrote, I revised, I edited. I read and wrote reviews. I created graphics. I even tried a different tactic to get AMS ads to work for me. (I haven’t quite given up yet, but as of this moment, it’s not working.) Amazon, if you’re reading this (and we all know you aren’t), please give authors access to run ads for their work. Not all of us self-published, so we don’t all have titles on our dashboard. You’ve already written code allowing us to claim titles as ours on our author profiles; transfer that ability to the marketing end of things. PLEEEEASE.
As usual, my pleas will fall on deaf ears. Or uninterested ones. Sigh.
So, yeah, I was all over the place this week. But one thing was constant: words have power. A lot of power. Whether I was writing, editing, or complaining about the powers that be at Amazon, there were some colorful phrases. And I just love it when I’m reminded of that. I think Margaret Atwood said it best:
A word after a word after a word is power.
I don’t often feel powerful. It seems I’m usually reacting to things and not proactively going through life. This quote really inspired me by reminding me that I do have power. And that’s a glorious thing.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Writing Tight | Mae Clair
- How Selling on Amazon Can Cost an Author Money | Harmony Kent
- Friday Book Share: Detecting Two Compelling Reads by Anne Frasier | P.H. Solomon
Posts by others in the industry:
- Dystopian Infographic | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Generating Interest in Your Work | Don Massenzio
- Platform Anxiety | The Kill Zone
- Into the Abyss: Middles | Don Massenzio
- 7 Reasons First Drafts Suck (and Fixes) | Fiction University
- Endings | Don Massenzio
- Recap of 7 Fantasy-Writing Tips | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Voice in Dialogue | Fiction University
- Telling vs. Showing w/rt Emotions | Kobo Writing Life
- Characterization Tips | Don Massenzio
- After Publication, Part 1 | Standout Books
- After Publication, Part 2 | Standout Books
- Using Horror to Improve Your Writing | The Write Practice
- Indie or Traditional? | BookBub
- Hypnagogia and Writing | The Kill Zone
- 100,000 Views for One Book Sale | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Beyond the Five Senses | The Creative Penn
- Fonts | Natalie Ducey
- Retcons | Standout Books
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!