Hello everyone! Happy Friday. I’m only pretending to be here today, as I’m away from home until Saturday, lol. Due to my short trip, my cut-off for new blog posts was Wednesday evening rather than Thursday evening this week. I’ll answer all your lovely comments as soon as I can, and the place I’m staying at should have Wi Fi so I can keep up to date remotely. I’ve had a productive week this week and have finished the short story ‘Impact’ at last. It came in at about 6100 words, but I can see scope for a possible novella or even a full novel somewhere in the future. Right now, I have far too many coals in the fire! So, it will sit in my ideas file. I’ve also had a dabble with more flash fiction, with the goal being to write each story in precisely 500 words–no more, no less. On top of that, I’ve got lots of other things sorted out and jobs done. Today’s quote resonated with me, both from the distant past and more recently … no matter what others might say, keep on writing!
Here are the writing links for this week:
FROM STORY EMPIRE
Book Signings and Author Swag by Mae Clair
Basic Plots: Rags to Riches by Staci Troilo
Friday Cover Share: Devour by Kurt Anderson by Mae Clair
FROM AROUND THE WORLDWIDE WEB
Does Your Book Cover Work in Thumbnail Size? from Just Publishing Advice
10 Tips for Pitching Your Book by Oliver Rhodes from Romance University
Overcoming Common Obstacles to Become an Author by Sally Keys from Nicholas Rossis
Occupation Thesaurus: Landscape Designer by Becca Puglisi from Writers Helping Writers … loving this series!
Picking a Book Title from Just Publishing Advice
4 Simple Marketing Strategies for Promoting Your Book by Elaine Bennett from Nicholas Rossis
Tools for the Visual-Spacial Writer (And the rest of us!) by Becca Puglisi from Writers Helping Writers
What is Passive Voice and How to Stop Using It from Just Publishing Advice … a post after my own heart and everyone MUST read! 🙂
5 Ways to Exercise Your What-if Muscle by Jenny Hansen from Writers in the Storm