My week in review and writing links

Hello everyone! Happy Friday 🙂 I hope you’ve all had a good week. Mine has focused more on getting things sorted out than on writing or creating or even that darned audio editing growling at me from the corner, lols. With regards to this bad back, which seems rather persistent, I have a physiotherapy appointment on Monday next week and have also procured a brace for when I absolutely have to be up and doing, so that will hopefully have things looking up soon. After reading Mae Clair’s post on creative tools last week (which you can find HERE), I ordered the Storymatic, and this week I had a play. I drew 2 cards for the character and 2 cards for the plot. The lines I got were:

  • Subject of a Medical Experiment
  • Person who never gives up
  • Guessing game gone wrong
  • Invisibility

From these, I came up with a 1500 word story called The Missing Link. Who knows, that might become a detailed outline for a novel or novella! And, not doing serious writing or working at the moment, I have been reading and reading and reading, hence Virginia Woolf’s quote for today! So, that’s my week in review, and now I have more links and resources for you. Here they are:


The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine from P.H. Solomon … all about marketing

The plate of peas part of writing from C.S. Boyack … food for thought on writing

Friday book cover share from Harmony Kent … I cheated here and chose two covers that caught my eye instead of one!



The Week in Review from Joan Hall with useful links

Author Inspiration and Writing Links from Staci Troilo with loads of great writing links

The Satisfaction of Excellence from Writers Helping Writers … stretching ourselves and sticking to it

Market Trends and POD and ebooks from PRNewswire via Don Massensio … worth a read

And also from Don Massensio’s week in indie publishing … Amazon Criticized for removing reviews

Morality clauses: are publishers right to police writers? from The Guardian and also via Don’s week in publishing above

Story Empire (Co-authored)

Harmony’s Amazon Author Page

Twitter: @harmony_kent

LinkedIn: Harmony

Goodreads: Author Page


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Jan Sikes

Here’s hoping the back pain is soon a fading memory, Harmony! How cool to respond immediately to the Storymatic writing prompt. I am going to have to check it out. I hope you are going to post the 1500 word story for us to enjoy. 🙂

Harmony Kent

Thanks, Jan! I shall have to post the 1500 word story then after two requests, lols … watch out next week! I think the Stormatic is fantastic ?

Mae Clair

Harmony, I’m sending you healing prayers and wishes for recovery with your back. I’ve had issues with my back several times and know how painful it can be.

I’m so glad you ordered a Storymatic. Aren’t they fun? You have me inspired to start playing with mine again. I’m so glad you’re enjoying yours and getting use out of it!

john howell

I do hope your back gets better. I can’t imagine trying to work with that pain. (maybe there is one worse a little lower) Thanks for the update.

C.S. Boyack

I want to read The Missing Link. Those cards lend themselves to so much. Medical experiment, a couple of them suggest shame and hiding. I’m a fan of short form.

Harmony Kent

Lols, Craig! I might post it here soon! Yes, I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with those cards ?

Staci Troilo

Thanks for including me, Harmony.

I’m so sorry about your back. It’s summertime! Too many of us are missing out on the fun in the sun. Get well soon!

I was tempted to try some of the creativity tools, too. (I just don’t have much time to play right now.) I love the selection you ended up with. You should do a whole anthology of stories based on the characters and plots you pick. That could be fun!

Love the quote, by the way. Excellent choice.

Harmony Kent

That’s an awesome idea, Staci! Looks like an anthology might be in my future! Glad you love the quote! Have a great weekend ?

Staci Troilo

I’ve often thought about doing something similar, but I’m doubtful I’ll ever get around to it. If you do, count me among your first purchasers!

Happy weekend!

Harmony Kent

That’s awesome, Staci! Sounds like I have a book to write ?