My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Another week is done. I hope those of you who had a three-day weekend last week enjoyed it. It’s been another full and fun-packed week here. We had a large window removed from the lounge wall and got it bricked up. Then it was rendered outside and plastered inside. It’s south facing, so in the summer acted like an oven, and in the winter it whistled and howled in the wind, so loud we couldn’t hear the TV, lol. It meant no lounge for a week, but now we’re all back to normal. It just needs to dry out and get painted. No mishaps on this one! …

The window wasn’t as big as the plastered area; it needed feathering in to the original wall, lols.

After Mae Clair’s post on Monday on Story Empire about copyrighting your work and registering that copyright, I looked into it for myself. While I always place a copyright on my work, I hadn’t thought of registering the book files for proof in case of future dispute. I found a company in the UK and paid a one-off fee of £59 for lifetime and unlimited book registrations with them. It was as easy as anything to get my ten books uploaded and registered, and I now have certificates for them all. I also have a badge for my site, which may or may not deter the poachers. So, a huge thanks for the heads-up, Mae.

Not related to Mae’s advice at all, lols!, the quote this week resonated with me, and I thought the image of the wolf howling at the gargoyle quite fitting for the words. While we have rules and styles and all the rest, author voice is important for a reason, and not all advice is good advice. 

Well, that’s it from me for this week. Have a great weekend, everyone 🙂


Copyright: Yea or Nae by Mae Clair

Writing a Thoughtful Review by Staci Troilo 



Plot, Character, and … WHAT? by Laurie Schnebly Campbell from Writers in the Storm

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit by Josh Lanyon from Romance University

Lay or Lie and how easy it is for Everyone to Get them Wrong from Just Publishing Advice

Occupation Thesaurus: Recruiter by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers … so many great resources on this site 🙂

How to Write a Book for Avid Readers not Simply For You from Just Publishing Advice

What is ISBN and do you Need One if You Are Self-publishing? from Just Publishing Advice

Building Suspense: Meet Your Readers in the Middle and They Will Come by Donna Galanti from Writers in the Storm

5 Powerful Blogging Tools That Will Work for You from The Write Stuff

How to Handle Negative People and Spiteful Criticism Online from Just Publishing Advice

Where’s Your Edge? By James Scott Bell From Writers Helping Writers

The Young Adult Market: Who’s Reading All These Books? From Nicholas Rossis

Five Conflict Making Choices Characters Can Make (Part Three) By Fae Rowen From Writers in the Storm

Story Empire (Co-authored)

Harmony’s Amazon Author Page

Twitter: @harmony_kent

LinkedIn: Harmony

Goodreads: Author Page

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D.L. Finn

I always appreciate more wall space ) Looks good! That quote cracked me up. Have a great weekend, too.

Jan Sikes

Looks like a most productive week for you, Harmony! Love the new wall space and congrats on the copyrights.

Staci Troilo

That’s a great quote. I love the picture (and not just because I wrote a book about a gargoyle). It’s awesome!

So glad you found that resource for copyrighting your work. That’s good news, especially the lifetime usage.

I bet you’re going to have so much fun redecorating now that you have that lovely space at your disposal. I’m glad the work went well.

Joan Hall

I love windows, but sometimes they are more trouble than their worth. The extra wall space is nice.

Good news on the copyright. I need to check into it myself.

And I love the quote. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

john Howell

Without that window, you have a ton more wall space too. I think that was a wise decision.