Ciao, everybody. If you're here looking for this week's writing links, I had to delay the post a day. And here's why. We at Story Empire have a writing prompt to share today. The following short story is inspired by the Story Empire Friday Fiction Prompt: Limited and Focused Views. I'll give this fiction piece … Continue reading Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors
So, this was a rough week. You may have noticed I wasn't around much. This was the last week I had to spend with my daughter before she goes away to college. This separation is hard for me—I grew up with extended family everywhere, so I became used to always having people around. I like … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
I've decided I'm going to analyze my writing week (every week) and share the motto that best fits what I experienced. This week, editing was a primary focus. Not because I was busy with editing clients, but because one of my novels had an editor I wasn't happy with, and it finally caught up to … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
I've been largely absent online this week. It was my daughter's high school commencement, and family has been in town. A great time was had by all. The last of our guests is leaving Friday morning (tomorrow as I write this; today as you read it). They're being incredibly patient with me as I clear … Continue reading This Week’s Writing Links
Here are the links to this week's content on sites I'm involved with: On Monday, I posted on Story Empire the third installment of my author media kit posts. I discussed the bio and one sheet. Find it here. On Tuesday, on this site, I discussed writers on a streak and in a slump. Find it … Continue reading Curated Content for the Writing Industry
It wasn't so long ago where a novelist spent all day (for weeks and months at a time) isolated in a room, office, or designated "away" space (like a hotel or cabin) to do nothing but write. When I was younger, I glamorized the profession as I imagined being part of it. The sandalwood candles … Continue reading Do you know who you are?
Ah, Monday. The I-can't-believe-the-weekend's-over-already-and-I-really-don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed day. Every day of the week. Once I manage to get moving, I'm actually pretty productive on Mondays. It's kind of like a clean slate for me. I haven't blown any goals yet, so it's pristine. (By Friday, I've missed a lot of my to-do list targets, and I'm bummed. But … Continue reading One-Sheets and Bios for Writers
Another Friday, another great week of content. Check out all the links curated just for writers by the authors at Story Empire. You can find the post (and the links) here.
Today, Harmony Kent at Story Empire is going to explain what Authorgraph is and how authors can use it. It's a fast and easy read, and you might find this is a tool you'd like to make use of. Check it out here.
My friend Joan Hall is at Story Empire today (kind of with her cats) to talk about the way creating a dedicated writing space helped improve her writing career. Check it out (especially if you enjoy mischievous cats).