Monday, September 18, 2017
Seven Writing Links - Volume 176
Yes! Fall has arrived. The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning cooler, and as is usual for this time of year, I'm psyched for writing. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and that passion always seems to carry over into my writing. For example, two days ago, I had a eureka moment, and suddenly understood how the rest of my story will unfold. I've always had a bullet list of events that needed to occur before the story ended, but up until my revelation, I didn't know HOW or WHEN they would happen. Now I know the sequence of events that will lead all the way up to the All-is-Lost moment.
I still have plenty of words to write, but the end of the journey is within sight. Damn, I love this time of year!
On a side note, I came across this passage the other day and, after a little tweaking, thought it might be appropriate for writers.
So far today I've done all right. I haven't complained about my book sales or lost my temper because of a review. I haven't been jealous of other writers, turned grumpy on Twitter, acted nasty to my editor, or said bad things about Amazon. I'm really happy about that so far. But in a few minutes I'm going to be getting out of bed and then I'm going to need a lot of help. Thank you.
Enjoy the links and have a great week!
Is It Ever Okay to Lose Money on Advertising?
Writing to the Beat: Translating Story Beats to Any Genre
6 Things I've Learned as a Professional Editor
Five Tips On Making Jargon And Tech Work For Your Writing, Rather Than Against It
Are Your Book’s Ads Earning or Losing You Money?
6 Ways to Make Readers Fall in Love With Your Characters
Tracking Your Banged Buck: Make Sure Your PR Pays Off Books