Friday, June 10, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 128

After last Friday's post, many of you have been asking which side won--the writing side  or the gardening side.  To be honest, I'm not sure either side won, but it's possible one of them might have lost less.  

Here's the deal.  I stayed up late on Friday night working on the manuscript, (yay!) then got up early the next morning to begin planting flowers. (double yay!)  So far, so good.  Then family obligations took over and neither side had a chance to score until after dinner.  Unfortunately, that was pretty much the end of the competition as it was now raining too hard to plant and my slightly scratchy throat had turned into a full fledged cold. I spent the rest of the weekend either asleep in bed or staring out the window at the rain.

Since I managed to write enough to submit a small scene to my crit group, I guess I'd have to give the nod to the writing side, but there's nothing worse than a wasted weekend!

I hope this weekend works out better for you.
Enjoy the links.


P.S.  If you didn't see Chrys Fey's post on Wednesday, be sure to check it out.

10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers

Marketing Strategy: Enlist a Pre-Release Team

Are Libraries the New Bookstores?

In the Flesh: Fleshing Out Flat Characters

Please Don't Write this Sentence in Your Opening

How Writers Can Bring Setting to Life through Personification

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Author Website


  1. You got a little of both done and that was good. Sorry your weekend was bummed out by rain and a cold.

  2. It's great that got both done! I hope you feel better soon and the rain gives way to some sunshine.
    Thanks for the links!

  3. I'm intrigued by the Tumblr links. Not a site I've spent much time with.

  4. I'm also intrigued by the Tumblr tips. I set up an account there and that was about as far as I got. Thanks for sharing this - maybe I'll give it another try.

    Sorry you had a cold but kudos for getting some writing and gardening done beforehand everything went south.

  5. The "please don't write this sentence" post was interesting. To be honest, I don't think I've ever noticed opening like that before. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.

  6. Those opening sentences are tough to get right. I'll have to check out the link about the "don't write this one." Thanks.

  7. Hang in there Ken. Your yard isn't going anywhere. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. At least you got some stuff written. Sorry to hear about the cold. :(