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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 – 1.11.2013

Playing on the Zune: Gasoline by The Living Daylights   Social Media, Blogging, and Author Websites Divide and Conquer: Building an Author Platform by Proxy  How to Think of Blog Post Ideas by Ava Jae on Writability     On Writing Craft  What Writers Can Learn From Classic Television on Left-Brain Business for Write-Brained People Inspired Openings by Kay Honeyman on Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing   The Paradox by Donald Maass   The Finishing Touches by Jael McHenry  Series of […]

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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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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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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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