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Advice to My Newbie Author Self, Part 3: The Dream vs. The Reality

Many times as a newbie author–heck, sometimes a seasoned author–we get a whack in the head, or a face-full-o-concrete from a little thing called reality. For many of us writers, the moment we type “The End” on our first full manuscript is the moment we sit back and begin to daydream about huge book tours, TV interviews, movie deals, having our favorite band write a song inspired by our novel. Yes, I seriously imagined that last one.  🙂 The Dream Scape At […]

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This Week in Favs…Is Retiring (For Now)

Photo Credit After a lot of thinking, and thinking, and thinking, I have decided that it’s time for me to temporarily retire my Week in Favs posts. This decision has been in the works for quite a while – since November, actually – and it wasn’t until I read Stina Lindenblatt’s post announcing that she was retiring her Cool Links Friday posts, that I finally decided to retire my post as well. Stina’s reasonings mirror my own, and so once […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune:  Follow Me by Muse Social Media and Author Websites 9 Amazing Blogs for Writers on Mythic Scribes On the Craft How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs on Copyblogger What Does It Really Take to Be a Die-Hard Writer? by Jody Hedlund The Writing Toolbox on Thinking Through Our Fingers 5 Things a Writer Can Do to Evolve by Angela Ackerman on W.I.P. It My Favorite Writing Advice – Write Like a […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Had Enough by Breaking Benjamin Social Media and Author Websites The Forest Gump Guide to Attracting Readers and Becoming a Legend by Stanford on Pushing SocialHashtags to Connect With Readers on Fiction Notes On the Craft Knowledge is Power But Story is King by MooderinoCreativity Advice from CRACKED.com by Mike MullinCould You Write the Next ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’? on Write to DoneAdapting Story Structure for Any Project on The Bookshelf MuseWriting the Heart of Your […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: The Kill (Bury Me) by Thirty Seconds to Mars Social Media and Author Websites   Social Media and the Author by Lynda K. Scott What Not to Blog About by Rachelle Gardner What Does Your Online Activity Say About You? by Rachelle Gardner How do I Balance Marketing and Writing by Chip MacGregor Blogging – What’s the Point? by Marji Laine 10 Marketing Techniques That Annoy Potential Readers by Nathan Bransford On the Craft   Writer’s […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing by Halestorm Social Media and Author Websites   How to Use Google+ as an Author Platform on Write to Done 3 Social Media Myths that Can Cripple Our Author Platform by Kristen Lamb Which is the Best Social Media for Connecting With Readers? by Jody Hedlund Are Writers Too Insulated from Their Readers? guest post by Mike Duran on Rachelle Gardner’s blog On the Craft   […]

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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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This Week In Favs….And the Winner of The Emotion Thesaurus PDF Giveaway!

 The winner of The Emotion Thesaurus PDF giveaway is *drumroll*……… *more drumroll*…….. SUSAN!!!!! Congratulations, Susan! *throws confetti* Angela will send over your winnings soon! 🙂  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Now, onto this week’s weekly round-up of writerly blogs!Playing on the Zune: All In by Lifehouse **As promised, because I’ve missed the last two weeks of round-ups, we have an extra, extra, extra helping of writing blogs on the round-up this week!!!ENJOY! Social Media and Author […]

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This Week in Favs…

Social Media and Author Websites Social Media is an Imperfect Sales Tool. Use it Anyway. by Nathan Bransford Six Sinister Blog Time Wasters by Stanford on Pushing Social The Bodacious Blogger’s Essential Ingredients by August McLaughlin 7 Tips for Turning Your Blog into a Book by Brian A. Klems on Writer’s Digest blog How Much Interaction Should Authors Have With Readers? by Jodi Hedlund 5 Habits That Make Me a More Creative Blogger (and Writer) by Judy Dunn on Cat’s […]

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