Friday, October 28, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 146

My presentation on story structure last night went well, so I can finally get back to writing again. As usual, being forced to organize my thoughts on the subject reminded me of things I need to fix in my story, so it was definitely worth the effort.

It didn't occur to me until just before the talk that this was the perfect time to be giving such a presentation, since NaNo is right around the corner, and trying to finish NaNo without a good outline is just plain hard. Hopefully a few of the attendees will be psyched for entering NaNo this year.

This week I'm also including a video you might enjoy. Chemists answer the question: How Much Candy Would Kill You?

Yes, we chemists are a strange lot. For example, the old timey name of lead acetate is "sugar of lead." Why did chemists call it this? Because it has a sweet taste. How did those chemists know this LEAD containing compound tasted sweet?

Take a wild guess.

Chemists didn't always live so long back in the old days.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!

ChemistKen

P.S. For those of you watching on mobile devices, please let me know if the video doesn't work properly.


 

Promoting a Sequel in a Book’s Back Matter

Understanding Goal, Motivation, and Conflict: CONFLICT

Instafreebie as Lead Generator

13 Reasons Authors are Mistaken for Serial Killers

3 Reasons Your Manuscript Gets Rejected by Agents

7 Questions To Ask When Creating Character Goals

Generic Dialogue—Staaaahp


16 comments:

  1. Glad the presentation went well.
    And be glad you are a current day chemist!

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  2. Good thing my husband hates candy corn. :) Great video there.

    Woot for a good presentation! And I'm glad you're not eating lead.

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    1. I detest candy corn. Can't see how anyone eats it.

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  3. I'm thrilled your presentation went well. Good for you! :D

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    1. Thanks Chrys. Now I can get back to my writing.

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    1. Thanks. I'm looking forward to my life getting back to normal.

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  5. I only had so much time tonight and I spent it all gobbling up that video. Good grief! Who could even eat that much??

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    1. I was never that big into eating lots of candy, but who am I to talk? I'm sitting here at the computer with a chocolate bar right next to me. Bad Ken. Bad, bad Ken.

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  6. Congrats on giving your talk! Since you're not lamenting anything, I'm sure it went well. You're right about the importance of structure and outlining, particularly for NaNo. Thanks for the vid and links!

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    1. It went well, but it go me to thinking about my own story and whether I'm following my own advice or not.

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  7. Love to hear more about your talk, Ken. Were you nervous? Lots of people in attendance? I bought a box of those small chocolate bars knowing full well that we probably won't get any kids. I'm a sinner doomed to get a headache from the sugar overdose.

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    1. Definitely nervous. Public speaking always leaves me that way. I might say more about the talk in a later post.

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  8. Congratulations on a job well done! That's always so rewarding after spending time and effort on project.

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    1. Definitely. Although sometimes it's just more of a relief. :)

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