MonthSeptember 2012

This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Nada. Catchin’ up on some TV shows…finally!  ;0) Social Media and Author Websites Would Hemingway Blog? by Kristen Lamb 5 Top Tips for a Great Author Platform by Rachel Thompson 5 Simple But Powerful Tips for Building Your Blog’s Brand on Pushing Social Politics, Religion, Social Media & How Great Writers Change the World by Kristen Lamb On the Craft Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel – Structure Part One by Kristen Lamb Writing Craft: How the […]

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Creative Procrastination & the Art of Saying ‘No’

Picture by Chalkboard Manifesto Back in May, I gave a presentation at the dayjob on the book Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. I’d scheduled time in my workdays for about a month to not only read the book, but to dissect it and put together a two hour presentation and workbook for my teammates.   In Eat That Frog! there are twenty-one important principles Brian lists that are important if you want to learn how to best manage your […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm Social Media and Author Websites  Branding: Know Thy Audience by Jean Oram Facebook vs. Twitter: Where the Readers Are by Roni Loren How to Be a Good Commenter by John Scalzi How “Personal” Should Writers Get on Social Media? by Kristen Lamb Blogs vs. Vlogs by Michelle Gagnon on The Kill Zone 7 Ways Twitter Sharpens Your Writing by David Masters on Write to Done  On the Craft Black […]

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How to Write 5k In a Day

Photo by: Kristin Nador Recently, I began drafting a new WIP. While I technically wanted to wait until this final round of edits was complete on Destiny Awakened so I could begin the querying process, this story and its characters refused to let me move forward on anything until I gave them some drafting attention. And by drafting attention, I mean getting 5k down in one day, followed by another 5k, and another, and another. Before I knew it, I’d […]

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This Week in Favs…

The Winner of a E-Book copy of NORMALISH by Margaret Lesh is *drumroll*…………. Sharon Ledwith!!!!!! Congratulations, Sharon Ledwith! *throws confetti* Please shoot me an email and MelindaCollins82@hotmail.com, and I’ll ensure your info is sent over to Susan Sipal with Euterpe (Musa Publishing). You’ll receive your e-book copy of NORMALISH upon it’s release on October 5th! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Now, onto this week’s weekly round-up of writerly blogs! Playing on the Zune: Madness by Muse

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What Happens After the Offer (Traditional and Small Press)–Guest Post by Ellen Brock of Musa Publishing

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Boy, do I have another treat for you this week! 😉 Normally, I don’t dive too  much into the publishing side of authorial dreams — I prefer to leave that to the more informed and experienced, such as published authors, literary agents, and/or editors. Sooo…. guess who I have here today? *smile* Yup, I have an editor visiting with us today: Ellen Brock — the head editor for Euterpe, the YA imprint at Musa Publishing. By way […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Welcome to England by Tori Amos Social Media and Author Websites Six Essential Tips for Getting Your Guest Posts Accepted by Ali Luke on Write to Done 6 Tips for Successful Networking by Rachelle Gardner How to Build a Readership for Your Blog and Books by Jody Hedlund 3 Reasons Why Coercing Readers Into Newsletter Subscriptions is a Bad Idea by Roni Loren Social Clear-Cutting – Can Our Social Media Behaviors Destroy Our Social Environment by […]

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Dig Deep for NYT Writing! – Guest Post by Margie Lawson

Margie and I dancing before headin’ to the airport Merry Christmas! Whoa – wait… it’s not Christmas yet… but it sure does feel like it! I’ve got an  awesome treat for you guys today! Not only do I have the wonderful and amazing Margie Lawson here with an awesome guest post about NYT writing, but I’m also guest blogging at two blogs today! I’m sharing my experience, the takeaways, and the lessons I learned while in one of Margie’s Immersion […]

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