Friday, March 11, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 116

Ever have one of those chapters where you bang away at it for a week (or more) until you finally think it's coming together, only to realize the chapter needs to be rewritten in a completely different way, then spend another week banging away on it again only to realize there's an EVEN BETTER WAY to write it?  Arg!!! I just want to get to the next chapter, please....

Other than that, I'll be visiting my family down in southwest Missouri for the next couple of days.  It'll be in the seventies down there, so I'm not complaining.

Enjoy the links and the weekend!


6 Reasons “Show Don't Tell” Can Be Terrible Advice For New Writers
I really enjoyed this post, even if some agents and editors don't.  Seems like I spent the first five years of my writing career learning all the rules of writing, and now I'm spending the next five trying to forget them. I always wondered why best selling authors seemed to break the rules all the time and no one complained.

Amazon Takes Aim At Scammers But Hits Authors

Self-publishing Part 4

9 Steps to Getting Your Self-Published Books into Libraries

Turning Points: The Most Effective Way to Build a Compelling Story

Does Your Website’s First Impression Sell Books?

Editing seminar snapshots: How much should you budget for editing your book? And how should you choose an editor?


  1. Well, third time's a charm! Just think how good the new version will be.

    1. That's what I keep telling myself. I'm just afraid that this sequence will never stop.

  2. Some great links there!

    I've been there, Ken. It's not just you. Your story will be fantastic when you're done.

  3. Hope you've had a fun weekend in Missouri. Thanks as always for the links.

  4. Re-writing is always a challenge, even when it's bits here and there. A total re-write is wicked. As to the Show don't Tell stuff, I'm still scratching my head over who came up with that.