I've been pretty busy lately with editing, both for clients and myself. One of the authors I work with said something to me that got me thinking. Commas and hyphens are the minions of Satan. I'll never figure out how to use them. Anyone who knows me knows math is the bane of my existence. … Continue reading Rules We Memorize
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
Friday came fast this week! Where does the time go? I started a new blogging strategy in the effort to connect with more people. Most days, I'm doing the WordPress Daily Prompt challenge. I wish they'd post the topic a little earlier, because I like to start my day pretty early, but so far, it's … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
Last week I said I wasn't going to be a writer this week, I was going to be writing. I probably didn't write as much as I would have liked because of editing projects. And life. (Does anyone ever write as much as they want? I'm not talking to you Stacy Claflin; you're a machine … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
Who would have thought April would be this busy? First the Roadshow Tour, then my personal RRBC Spring Blog Party post. Then there were guest posts and friends' new releases. Today, as the month winds down, I have two more things to share. Story Empire joins the RRBC Spring Blog Party. Click here to read … Continue reading Two More Writing Links Today
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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This week’s collection of content to help writers. Compiled by Story Cartel, you’ll find tips for writing, marketing, and social media, and there might be an amusing post or two.
Hi, SEers. Another week come and gone, and another week we have great content for you to look at. If you haven’t already, check out Monday’s post, Freedom From Distractions, by Joan Hall, and Wednesday’s post, The End in Mind, by Harmony Kent. Then peruse the links below for industry advice.
- Awesome Writing Tools (resources to improve your writing)
- How to Use Twitter Tips & Tricks (eleven comical tips on how NOT to use Twitter)
- Marketing for Writers (for those who hate the marketing aspect of being an author)
- Fashion in Fiction (a discussion of how to make the most out of character outfits)
- Formatting for Self-Publishing (five basic mistakes and how to fix them)
- Common Mistakes Most New Writers Make (writing mistakes are good if you learn from them)
- Social Media to Find Readers (great blueprint for social media usage)
- The Nine Stages of Editing Your Book—With…
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Hey, gang. Happy Hump Day! Over at Story Empire today, Harmony Kent is talking about planning stories and keeping the end in mind when you write. She offers some great tips for pantsers and plotters. Why not check it out and leave her a comment? You can find her post here. Hope to see you … Continue reading Keeping the End in Mind as You Write
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm part Irish, so you know I've got my green on. I hope you're wearing green so you don't get pinched. I also hope you take a minute to visit Story Empire today. There's a great post with a list of articles for writers. The best of the best this week had … Continue reading Curated Content
Story Empire has a list of 10 blog posts this week dealing with writing, publishing, and marketing. If you’re looking for industry highlights from around the web, check these out.
Hi, SEers. Happy Friday!
We’re trying something new for you. Instead of our own opinions or a reblog here and there, we’re giving you links to valuable content we found this week. Below you’ll find tips from experts like James Scott Bell, Kristen Lamb, Chandler Bolt, and more. We hope you find these posts as helpful and/or entertaining as we did. Also, in case you missed them, you can find this week’s two Story Empire posts by clicking these links: Droll Definitions by Harmony Kent and What’s in a Name by Joan Hall.
- Chasing a New Idea
- How to Combine Fonts
- Five Changes You Need to Make to Your Author Website
- Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues
- Fifteen Ten Minute Author and Book Promotion Tips
- Put Calls to Action in the Back of Your Book
- Book Title Ideas
- The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice
- Fiction University‘s 31-day revision workshop during the month of…
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