Friday, May 20, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 125

This morning, I find myself staring out the window at the dozen or so flats of flowers that need to planted this weekend.  Back in my pre-writing days, I used to dedicate vast amounts of time to gardening, much to my wife's displeasure, but after I was bitten by the writing bug, it's become increasingly harder to pull myself away from the computer.  I feel guilty if I'm not spending every last spare moment writing, and as a result, my garden has suffered.

I'm not complaining.  It's just an occupational hazard of being a writer.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!


Starting an Email Newsletter: Why to Do It and Which Service to Use

How To Turn Your Setting Into An Obstacle Course

Infusing Emotion into Every Scene and Chapter

Why Your Ebook SHOULD NOT Look Like a Print Book

Story Twinkies: Do You Need One?

One, Two Three, Notice Me: The Rule of Three (And How it Helps Our Writing)

Awesome Stakes with Bill and Ted


  1. To your wife's displeasure? Were you a bad gardener? Or did she not like the amount of time you devoted to it?

    1. It was definitely the time. I was a pretty good gardener.

  2. I've been trying to force myself to start a newsletter since it seems like that is the advice EVERYONE gives for promotions and marketing, so I appreciate the first link. Maybe I will finally get my butt in gear and try to set something up.

    Enjoy your weekend, Ken.

    1. I hope to do that someday too, although I'll wait until I'm at least close to publishing something before I do. Good luck with yours.

  3. I'm a horrible gardener... so my plants aren't suffering much by me paying attention to my writing. :D

  4. I've had to give up a few things to make time for writing too. I guess we all have to make sacrifices.

  5. I know what you mean. Never been huge on gardening, but I've cut back on a lot of activities I enjoy to make more writing time.

  6. You always come up with the best links! Thanks.

    I have a few hours planned in my garden this afternoon. Neglect is beginning to show, even in the tilled and raked areas.

  7. Nice links. I don't get out as much as I should either. Max, my lab, drags me out once in a while though.

    Anna from elements of emaginette