From the amazingly useful to posts that are just so well written I was in awe, this week’s posts speak for themselves.
A how-to for those interested in Twitter. Sourcerer is committing to a series of posts to teach readers how to not only Tweet but to also grow a following. You can find the first of those instalments here. They’re easy to read, short and uncomplicated. A great big thank you for Gene’O for being so giving and sharing the secret of his hard-researched success with everyone!
If you’re dealing with burn out, or are in the grip of that nasty Writer’s Block, check out this post by Winter Bayne. One of the hardest working people I know, she has a very unique way of dealing with the exhaustion that comes from tough deadlines and the demands of writing.
Six tips on how to write a surprise ending. A big thanks to Chris Musgrave for that great post!
A really interesting look back by a participant in the A to Z Challenge, this post highlights what Elsie Elmore has learned from the process and includes links to some awesome blogs!
On that topic, here‘s Amos M. Carpenter‘s perspective on the same challenge. He’s a newish author and has a very different take on the entire thing–though not any less interesting.
Trying to present a professional writing front is all good but there’s something to be said for honesty. I connect to other authors through their struggles and their triumphs, so I definitely enjoyed this post by Mishka Jenkins on the subject. And this interview giving me some insight into who she is.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out this post by Monica M. Clark. She has four great tips I loved. What a great post!
I can’t thank Part-Time Monster enough for this post. So, so, sooo good. Thank you. It made my day. It also made me wonder why I waited so long to follow them. Nuts. I hate missing out on a great blog.
If you’re looking for narrating your story from a different point of view here‘s a great idea from Liz Bureman.
Super-excited about this book coming to film. I hope they do it justice because the book is absolutely incredible and I think it would make such an amazing film–if done right. I had no idea this was happening until I saw Winter Bayne‘s post. It made my day.
Finally, I loved, loved this quote. It’s exactly what I want to do to my book Amy’s Courage. I’m going back and it’s going to be nasty. A big thank you to Serial Narratives for it.
Thanks very much for the mention, Taylor 🙂
Thank you for the awesome post!
Thanks for putting my Twitter posts first. I’ve worked pretty hard to be able to write that stuff, and I think I am onto something. I have pages and pages of Twitter observations to work through. I’ll have more on it this week, because it’s mostly-written already, lol. And because I’ve already suffered the frustration of figuring it out. I’m trying to make it easy for other bloggers to do what I’ve done there.
That’s exactly what impressed me about it. How selfless an act it was and how you were doing it to benefit others. It’s a really kind thing to do and a really, really big gift for bloggers. Just like you to do something like that.
Thanks for the mention, and for the kind words! Happy to have you around the Monster.
Thank you so much. I’m so glad I followed!
To be accurate…Outlander is going to be a series on Starz! Even better hopefully.
I can’t wait. I loved that poster!
It is nice. Great imagery for the story.
Better than putting her around stones or something. And I loved seeing Jamie.
I think all the chics like seeing Jamie. 😉
Well who would want to oogle a poster of just her? They know what they’re doing.
And…there goes the coffee…up through my nose…again.
And he’s wearing entirely too many layers in the poster…a jacket??!! really? He needs to be chopping wood or fresh from a swim in the loch.
LOL Ohhhh! I can see that in my head too! I can so see that!
*grumbles* Well, I wanna see it on the poster, not in my head. I had in my head when I read the book. It’s a TV show now. I wanna see it in pictures.
So true! Do you have Spatz or whatever it’s called?
Spatz!! Ha! Spatz cover your shoes. STARZ is the channel it comes on and yes I have it. They may post it online tho for you.
Spatz, Starz…I was close. I’ll have to look online.
Smile, Sassenach! You can still watch.
Okay, I coughed up the coffee and my hubby’s asking me what’s wrong. You’re hilarious.
Wait until he’s in the room while you watch the episodes 😀
Oh no! No…that can’t happen.
Tell me about it. I’m gonna have to wait until West goes to sleep and hope I can keep the comments to myself.
Hee hee. NO men allowed. It might be a good show to see with girlfriends and chat…though that could also be embarrassing as all baggeebees.
Only if they can take me rewinding certain scenes…and they don’t talk over him. Auch! Heavy drinking required. Or else yes, it would be completely embarrassing…for everyone but me because I’m usually the corruptive one of the group. I got Scotch Whuskey on hand too!
You’re too funny! Scotch! Ha!
Straight from the highlands 😉
http://www.starz.com/ scroll down. There is a preview and they do post full episodes of their shows.
I can’t…I’ll love it and then I’ll be desperate to find it. And if I can’t I’ll be sad FOREVER.
Actually, I haven’t seen the previews and trailers yet either. If I don’t like it I’ll be destroyed. Can’t bring myself to watch.
I TOTALLY understand. I loved those books, in fact, love might not be a strong enough word. There’s a dignity to the story that they could easily destroy and if they bring it down to a silly, frivolous romance I’d be destroyed.
A very complex rich storyline (with some nice sex scenes). It was the first “romance” book I ever read. And that was all the wrote….and then I started writing…and well…there was lots of writing. Except on my short story.
It’s a very special book, so I hope they do it justice. I hope you do kick that Block to the curve. Easier said than done, though, since the sucker lives in our heads.
Eh, I’ll submit something even if it is the first kerap I came up with…Right now I’m having too much fun with this Outlander stuff. Booknerderie is checking out the site for me. She’ll report back since I can’t stand to look.
So important to enjoy things. I’m glad you’re doing that. You work so hard.
Okay, off to the shower to get ready to do something productive today. Aka: editing!
You be productive then 😛 and when you get a chance read nerderie’s comments on my Just Sayin post. She is hilarious!
Okay, Posts I loved this week has something like 43 comments. It’s getting all sorts of people going to it and I bet they’re all thinking: wow, look how many comments it has. It must be good.
Meanwhile, it’s just you and I chatting away.
That was the evil plan, ma’dear!
Wait…did you say they post full episodes? hmm….
Aye…I did lass.
I can’t believe we have 2 conversations going…
But only one topic 😉
Thanks for sharing my tips and all these other great posts.
Thanks for the great post, Chris!
Do you secretly stalk Chris too?
Shhhh…then be quiet. He’ll hear.
Thank you for linking to my posts 😀 Always really appreciated.
Some great links and info again, the twitter ones are going to particularly helpful. Still learning how to use that site!
Me too on Twitter! And thank you for commenting!
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