Sitting in an In Print writer’s group meeting this afternoon, I heard our speaker Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites talked about marketing. One of the sites he referred to included this article about moderation.
Practicing Moderation with Your Marketing (and Why It Matters) | Social Media Today
Here’s a great article about some of the best nonfiction work from women writers. I plan to read one a day until I’ve gone through all of them.
Crime writing is a big book category in Britain and here are this year’s Dagger award winners. As always, I like to look to winners for inspiration.
Daggers crime writing awards presented to ‘the best of the best’ | Books | The Guardian.
When I was younger, and at times in college, I made attempts to keep a journal. I would put their contents in the category of “warm-up drills.” Some swear by them. Here’s an argument for using one.
The Most Obvious Writing Tool You’re Not Using.
There are some good ideas on this list. I’m not sure they’re all “must-haves,” but I’ve found a couple useful.
#MondayBlogs: 6 Must-Have Tools/Apps For All The Writers And Editors Out There | Shannon A Thompson.
One of my first editors a had a few catch phrases that were part of his everyday conversation. One he offered frequently was, “Done is good.” It was his reminder to meet deadlines. Jane Morrissey has put together a wonderful little post on finishing the first draft of your book (or poem or play).
Finish Your First Draft: 7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block.
Do you want to write to make money? Is writing your hobby? Or are you interested in publishing one book, perhaps a memoir to give to family members? If you’ve decided self-publishing is your best option, regardless of your long-term goals, consider these tips from Ryan Lanz.
How to Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is Right For You | A Writer’s Path.
Warren Adler, author of The War of the Roses and other books, continues writing in his 80s. He credits his ability to a daily memory exercise. As I read his essay, it reminded me of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. I suspect it is never too early to make a ritual of remembering.
The Morning Routine That Enables Me to Keep Writing Novels.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not something I think of as a children’s book, but it clearly involves a refugee. But I could concede the point. And with recent UN reports of at least 60 million refugees in the world today, the topic is well worth a few more books. And not just for children. Do any of these inspire you?
Jon Walter’s top 10 refugee heroes in children’s fiction | Children’s books | The Guardian.
Just last night, a friend mentioned she was looking for the right song lyrics to end a short piece of fan fiction she’s working on. That brought up the question of fair use of copyrighted material. Here are a few tips. (Disclaimer: To be sure, ask a lawyer.)
Patricia Aufderheide talks about copyright and fair use | CMOS Shop Talk.