Friday, February 12, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 112

Regular readers of this blog know that even though my posts are scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays, it's best to wait until the afternoon before stopping by since it's usually closer to ten (or later) before I actually get around to uploading the post. With that said, no amount of waiting was going to help this week since I never published my Wednesday post.

Sorry about that, but at least I have an excuse. Not only did I have two crit group meetings this week, but I also accomplished quite a bit of writing done this week and didn't feel like stopping for a blog post.

My hope is that my writing goes so well next week I won't post next Wednesday either.

Just kidding. I WILL post next Wednesday.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!


Critique Partner Connection — Time to Meet Your Match!

Want to know the future of publishing? You’ll find it in TV.
Another nice post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The condensed version? Writers are beginning to figure out what TV did in the last decade. The big money doesn't come from selling a lot of books right out of the gate. The real money comes from sales over time, since ebooks never go away. Think about it. It may change the way you market your books.

Self-publishing Part 2

Using Ebooks to Understand Story Structure

Where Real Drama Comes From

Using a Montage to Handle Time in Fiction

Beth Revis and Cristin Terrill on women writing science fiction


  1. Hey, if the writing is going well, doesn't bother me if you skip a post! Rock on, Ken.
    We do want sales to come for years and years...

    1. I think that's definitely the way indies have to go about it. They don't have the money for a big marketing push for every book. But every time they do release a book, it's like publicity for all their books over and over again.

  2. I agree with Alex. When the writing flows...most everything takes a back seat. It's like a surfer waiting for that big wave. Gotta ride it when it hits...
    And I do like the idea of sales to come for years...

  3. Yay for good writing days!!! Happy writing! :)

  4. It's hard to keep up sometimes. I always check back when I know a blogger is fairly regular with posts. "He must be writing a book! Hurray for him."

  5. Have you thought about scheduling your posts? It made all the difference to me. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette