Friday, November 4, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 147

In an surprise announcement that should surprise no one, I didn't finish my submission for the IWSG Anthology.  Knowing how slowly I write, I should have started working on it far earlier than I did.  My bad, although life did have something to do with missing the deadline.

This week's video is an interview with Michael Hauge where he discusses the main character's internal journey in books and movies.  If you're a writer and haven't heard of "The Hero's Journey" or Michael Hauge yet, then I suggest you Google them right now. If you want to add depth to your story, this is definitely one way to do it.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!


P.S. For those of you watching on mobile devices, please let me know if the video doesn't work properly.


The Links:

5 Ways That Authors Can Use Facebook Advertising

How to Get 10,000 Visits to Your Blog in One Day with No Platform

Understanding Inner Conflict with Story Expert Michael Hauge

How Filtering the Point of View Affects Show, Don’t Tell
This is from Janice Hardy's new book Understanding Show, Don't Tell. I highly recommend the book.

Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Newsletter Plan? Part Four

Audiobooks 101: a Beginner’s Look at the Process of Getting an Audiobook Made

Writing Basics: The Act Two Disaster


  1. Thanks for the recommendation! And the links.

    Hey, no writing is wasted. Keep at it with the story and I'm sure you'll find a home for it. There are ALWAYS calls for short stories.

    1. Hopefully, the theme for next year's IWSG Anthology will be close enough for this story.

    2. There you go. You've got this next run in the bag!

  2. Hey, there is always next year! And yes, there are plenty of openings for short stories.

  3. I've developed an aversion to deadlines. T'were me, I might have missed the deadline just to be ornery. Now, I'm sure you're not like that.

  4. Get that story ready for 2018! Slow is good sometimes.

  5. I love the hero's journey. I use it all the time with my students.

  6. Don't worry if you haven't finished it yet. If/when you can, finish it up and send it off to a different anthology or magazine. Getting work out there when it's finished is a great way to build yourself up as a writer.
    Thanks for the links!

  7. Another great video. I have studied the hero's journey some. It's great to think about.

    I hope you do finish your story, even though the deadline passed. You can do it!!

  8. Well, you know now to start earlier for next year's contest ;)
    Thanks for the great links.