Friday, April 7, 2017

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 164

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Based on the comments from Wednesday's IWSG post about my dream of becoming a full time writer, it seems a fair number of you discovered that having more time to write didn't always translate into being more productive. Point taken. I'm not giving up my day job anytime soon.  

Enjoy the links and have a great weekend! 


Show, don’t tell: Examples from books balancing both 

Editing Tips: 7 Smart Ways to Tighten Your Writing

Preparing your Goodreads marketing timeline

Stuck on Your Plot? Change Your Story Question

8 Ways to Get Honest Reviews for Your Books

Want to Write Romance? Layer Your Scenes for Success

Amazon Keywords: The Secret to Doubling Your Sales and Pulling in New Readers!


  1. Most people need structure and a job gives that.

  2. Thank you for these links, Ken. I've sent some to various young and old writers.

  3. Thanks for the links, Ken!
    One other reason to keep a job - you can share your books with your co-workers. I know that doesn't sound like a great marketing tip, but my husband has managed to interest at least three of his co-workers in my books in casual conversations at the lunch table.

  4. Seems that show don't tell is a huge problem for me, so say all the editors! LOL
    Thanks for the links!

  5. We tend to fill our time with what gives us the most pleasure, and sometimes writing can be a daunting chore, so we put it off. When it's not, then the words come and we feel so good. I'm speaking, of course, from my own experience. Jobs or other diversions can often take the place of writing. I don't think that's bad. In fact, some of my best ideas come when I'm off doing what I think of as menial things, like grocery shopping. Great links!

  6. Yeah, we only have so much mental energy anyway. =) It has to be channeled when we have it, eh?