Friday, June 17, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 129

It's been a busy week. I submitted another chapter to my critique group, gave a presentation at work, and my son graduated from middle school. Thank goodness that's all finished! Let the summer begin. 

Of course, all these activities meant I didn't get around to posting this week's links until Friday afternoon, but such is life. You'll notice that a couple of the links have to do with setting descriptions, a topic I've been poking at for the last couple of weeks. Karma, perhaps?

Either way, be sure to check out my Wednesday post where I discuss the release of Angela Ackerman's and Becca Puglisi's new books, The Urban Settings Thesaurus and The Rural Settings Thesaurus. And don't forget to enter their contest.

Anyway, I've off to enjoy a well deserved weekend. Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!


How to Finish Your Book in Three Drafts
In my case, it's more like 300.

5 Tips for Empowering Description with Contrast

How To Deliver Critical Backstory Using The Setting

Laying Track: Tracking Ebook Links on Google Analytics

Double Jeopardy: Hooking the Reader's Brains and Heart

Grab Readers With a Multi-Faceted Characteristic Moment

Can YOU Create the Perfect Ebook Cover?


  1. you certainly had a busy week! i didn't realize anyone was still in school - we get out sooo early (and start back in mid Aug - it's crazy!)

    thanks for the links and the Rock the Vault contest sounds awesome too!

  2. It seems your summer has kicked off with a lot of action. Congratulations on your son's graduation.

  3. Congratulations on your son's graduation!

    I don't really consider what I do as three drafts. I have one draft that I edit/revise three or four times. Then I give it to 1-2 betas and revise again.

  4. Excellent links--thanks. And please pass on my congrats to the graduate. This a outstanding. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  5. Congratulations on your son's graduation! And thanks for the links. I've been doing a series about ebook covers myself, and I'm making the one mistake the guy from that article stated: making the covers myself! *LOL*

  6. So which one caused the most nerves? The presentation, kids graduation or submitted chapter? I hope you've had a restful week after all that. We definitely have seasons of crazy, eh?

  7. Thanks for the links, Ken. Congrats to your son!! Have a lovely weekend filled with laughter, great company and lots of relaxation.

  8. Enjoy your time off!