This week, I didn't have time to read for pleasure. I've been busy writing and editing, trying to hit deadlines and keep up with marketing efforts, small though they are these days. What I noticed is that I didn't read much and I didn't write much, either. It seems the two are connected. At least,... Continue Reading →
I've been working 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week. I finally took an afternoon off a few days ago. I simply needed to recharge. It made me think of this old proverb because (as my family can attest) I've been a dull girl. Actually, I don't think dull is a strong enough word. But... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
Another Friday, another collection of great content to help writers with their craft. Take a look at the assembled links; maybe give a like, share, or comment to the bloggers who wrote them.
Happy Friday, Story Empire readers! We’re wrapping up another busy week (and month) here at Story Empire. We would like to thank everyone who visited us on the RRBC Springtime Book and Blog Party yesterday!
But now it’s time to share some of our favorite links we’ve found around the Internet pertaining to writing, marketing, and promotion. P. H. shared a great video compilation and post this week of the struggles of book revisions, and Craig delved into incorporating memories in fiction. Check those posts out if you missed them, and peruse the other links we found for you. So without further ado…
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Another week of links for writers. Some really good stuff in this post. I hope you check it out and find something useful
Happy Friday, SE readers. Joan here. Once again it’s time for the six of us at Story Empire to share helpful links to articles we’ve found useful.
And now, we give you the best of what we’ve found around the web this week.
- Giving Characters the Courage to Change (from The Kill Zone)
- Writing Short (pros and cons of short story, novella, and novelette writing)
- Writing Humor (silly memes, just for laughs)
- Beating Writer’s Block (article and infographic)
- Increase Sales w/ Better Covers (helpful if you design covers, hire out, or just need graphic links and design info for better art in blog posts)
- First Page Critique (from The Kill Zone—an example you can apply to your own writing)
- Weaving History into Contemporary Fiction
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Weekly dose of links to content helpful for writers. Enjoy!
Hi, SEers. Another Friday, another post where the six of us share links to articles we found useful this week.
In addition to these links, don’t forget to check out Harmony’s post on embedding Amazon links on your website or Joan’s post on words.
And now, without further ado, the best we found this week:
- Writing Captivity Scenes (from three different perspectives)
- Make Readers Cry (tips for crafting sad scenes)
- Negotiating Options on Publishing Deals
- Creating Your Character—A Checklist (informative post with a free character worksheet for downloading)
- Deep Point of View (a checklist for what not to do)
- Six Ways Netflix Can Make You a Better Writer (from Fiction University)
- Draft2Digital, Smash Words, or Amazon KDP Select (pros and cons)
- Using spreadsheets to plan a story (How to make a beat sheet in Google sheets)
- Brand Yourself, Not Your Book (building your author brand)
- Grammarly Versus Hemmingway (writing…
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If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for useful links for writers, this is the place. Here’s Story Empire’s weekly compilation of valuable web content.
It’s Friday, glorious Friday, always a cause for celebration! While you’re getting ready to kick off your weekend celebration, the Story Empire authors have cobbled together a collection of goodies for you to digest at your leisure. For an appetizer, I recommend Monday’s SE post What Your Website is Likely Missing by Staci Troilo, followed by What’s Your Preference? by yours truly (er, that would be me—Mae Clair).
When you’re done noshing on those, treat yourself to dinner and dessert with this week’s collection of useful articles and tips. Curated Content is served—bon appetit!
This Week’s Valuable Content
- A revealing look at hospitals of the 1800s on The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice.
- Filling in Plot Gaps (creating signpost scenes and how to fill in between them)
- Beef Up Your Social Media Bio (5 ways, takes 5 minutes)
- Mistakes Preventing You From Writing (7 reasons why you haven’t finished your book and how to…
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