Friday, June 24, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 130

Oops, another Wednesday without a post. You can blame me for that one. I was blasting through WIP revisions based on my crit partners' comments and didn't feel like stopping to write a blog post. The fact that I didn't have a clue what to post about might also have played a small part in the decision. So to make up for my lapse, I'm including a chemistry video that explains why you don't pour water on magnesium.

As usual enjoy the links and the weekend.

ChemistKen


The Links

What’s the Best Print on Demand Service for Self-published Paperbacks?

When Less Is More on Social Media

10 Writing Pitfalls from the Mentors of the 1st 5 Pages Workshop

It's first day of summer! So here's JAWS…
Alexandra Sokoloff's synopsis of Jaws, showing how the PLANS of the protagonist and antagonists change throughout the movie, including the importance of their timing. One of her comments made me realize something was missing in my story. Booyah!

5 Overlooked Pixar Storytelling Tips

Is KDP Select Right for You?

Checklist for redesigning your book cover – and maximising the marketing opportunities



10 comments:

  1. Wow, what an explosion. It almost looks like that guy was vaporized.

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    1. For a while there, I didn't think the video was ever going to stop being white.

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  2. Can you say BOOM?
    Jaws is why I don't go in the ocean.

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    1. With me, it's probably more because I don't know how to swim.

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  3. I don't know if I'd ever have an opportunity to pour water on magnesium but now I know not to just in case. Yikes. My mom used to be a chemist - I'm going to need to ask her why this happens.

    Enjoy your weekend, Ken!

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    1. Magnesium is what they use to give fireworks the bright white light.

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  4. Thanks for the links. Someone forgot their chemistry in that vid.

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  5. Lesson learned! When magnesium's involved, don't bring water.

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  6. I wouldn't mind a few more examples of chemistry since your are my expert on such things. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  7. I looked for you on Wednesday, but hey, if that's what you were up to, no complaints here. I've been doing the same thing, only I think I'm on the tail end of revisions. Ooh! I may just make my fall book deadlines.

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