Friday, May 26, 2017

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 168

Not much happened this week. My wife's surgery went well, as did my crit group meeting. The only thing that could make this week any better would be if my son actually did his homework without us having to remind him every thirty minutes. Sigh. 

Today is the start of Memorial Day weekend here in the States, which marks the start of flower planting season here in Michigan. I have a dozen flats of annuals sitting in the backyard, all ready for a binge of planting. We'll see if my back is too sore to write later on in the day. 

I enjoyed reading your guesses as to what happened to my wife's wrist last week, but I wonder why many of them  included me in the scenarios. I wasn't even there at the time. No, really, I swear. 

Enjoy the links and have a great weekend! 


P.S.  If you missed Wednesday's post about Jacqui Murray's new book, Twenty-Four Days, be sure to check it out

How to Take Advantage of Your 4 Most Important Characters

Author Platform Building: How to Create a Valuable Email List For Your Book

How To Copyright A Book: A Comprehensive Guide

Why Identifying Your Reading Audience Age Is Crucial

Producing Your Books in Audio Part Two: Auditions

Self-Publishing Resources: For Fun and Profit

5 Qs Authors Don’t Ask but Should When an Agent Offers Rep


  1. I had her hurting herself all on her own. Glad the surgery went well.
    Have fun planting!

  2. Glad your wife's wrist is better. I'm sure you had nothing to do with it. We've got a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, with glorious weather - we were meant to be moving, but it looks like it's been delayed to next week - when it'll probably be raining. Hey ho. Thanks for the links!

  3. Glad her surgery went well! I go for the MRI on my foot today. Here's hoping I won't need surgery, too. Enjoy your flowers! My roses are in full bloom out here in California, and there's just something that lifts the spirits about having flowers around!

  4. So good to hear the surgery went well.

    That's a lot of flowers. I tried to stick to perennials this year so I don't have to keep planting every year.

  5. Always good to read about copyrights. Thanks, Ken.

  6. glad your wife's surgery went well
    and i don't believe i knew you were a michigander! my son is going to Northwest U in the fall - we have relatives outside detroit =)

    thanks for the links & summer is soon here! yay!
    Tara Tyler Talks

  7. not Northwest, NorthWOOD U! I do that all the time... gee whiz, mom

  8. Thanks for the links, Ken. Yes, aren't kids amazing! Glad your wife's surgery went well. Bet that was a huge weight off your shoulders.

  9. I'm glad everything worked out well--your wife's surgery and your critique group. Isn't is wonderful when that happens?