Friday, July 22, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 133

A busy day at work today, so this week's links are just a tad late. At least it's still Friday.

I'm going to try something new this weekend. Tomorrow morning, I'll be getting up early and meeting some of my writer friends at the local Panera's where we plan to write for a couple of hours. I've never tried group writing before, so it'll be interesting to see if I get anything accomplished. Will being surrounded by others writers inspire me, or will I look around in horror and wonder how in the world can they possibly be writing so quickly?

Either way, enjoy the links and the weekend!


Sending your books out into the world  If you're indie-publishing, this is a must read if you plan on doing anything other than just uploading to Amazon.

How to Write (and Not to Write) an Author Bio

How To Give Away Free Books And Why You Should With Damon Courtney From BookFunnel

Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Reader Retention Plan? Part Five

How To Create An Ebook Boxset Or Bundle And Why You Should

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That

Getting Ahead of Yourself…and Your Reader


  1. I don't think I could write at a Panera. Ours is so busy, plus I'd just want to eat.

  2. My writing group (now defunct) used to do this, meet at Panera or some other cafe or restaurant. Others could write in public like that, but I could not.

  3. When I'm deep into writing, the whole world disappears on me. Turns out I was able to write in Panera's with no problem.

    1. I was going to ask how the writing went. :) I'm guessing you don't have a lot of chatters in your group? We have local write-ins, but sometimes, you get some people who won't stop talking and it frustrates the heck out of some of us.

  4. I don't think I could do that: write in public. I feel like I'd get stage fright. Glad it worked for you.

  5. The link on Book Promotion is timely, Ken.

  6. I'm so glad to hear someone else is late this week! You've made my day with that and your, as usual, great links. thanks, Ken.

  7. I love this idea and may just turn into a copycat. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. Hope you had fun writing. I've tried that but not much work got done on our first attempt because it was a sunny evening in a beer garden. Hmmm. We changed tactics, found a more motivational working location and achieved a great deal :)