Good Monday morning, all. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you were able to either lounge around like a slug for 48 hours or accomplish everything you wanted to accomplish. Here are links to tweets shared on Friday, June 2, 2017.
Arts and crafts, anyone? Get out your old magazines, some scissors and glue, and a poster board because—believe it or not—creating a collage can serve as a powerful writing If you want to know more, check out Cut & Paste Your Way to Inspiration with Collages on Kobo Writing Life
From Kristen Lamb comes Running YOUR Race—Be Content Yet Stay HUNGRY with some words of warning about some types of people who might make running that race difficult.
“As writers, we always hear about how we should mine our own dark places for creative gold, how all the hard experiences we’ve gone through will be fuel for our writing fire. I truly do believe that…but yet…
When it’s YOUR wound it’s really hard to keep that perspective sometimes.”
From Lauren Sapala: Writing from Our Wounds: the Deep Dark Places that Call Us Home .
Any authors knows that getting reviews is a challenge. Marketing is a challenge. In a guest post on From Live, Write, Thrive Sarah Robinson. offers the opinion that one of the problems we’re facing is a world with too much content. Check out: Challenges Authors Face in Getting Reviews for Their Books
Have you identified your target market yet? Maybe your target is too broad. It might be worth reading Who’s Your Target Audience? Do You Know? on the Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW) blog.
In an older blog post, Allison Brennan takes a hard look at when your book is ready to go public in Think your book is ready to publish? Maybe not on Murder She Writes
I was thinking about author intrusion today, and about how easily it happens. Over the years, I’ve identified a number of different symptoms, from characters who know things they shouldn’t know or react to thinks they can’t know, to authors trying too hard to make a point and getting in the way of their own story, to word choices that put the author on the page and remind us that we’re reading a story rather than living through an experience with the characters. It’s definitely a challenge to rid a piece of work of author intrusion, and I’m not sure anyone can ever be 100% successful at getting rid of it all, but we can always try!
Now go…write something!