Link Feast Vol. 2
Writing blogs are a great way to learn about the craft and marketing our work. Enjoy the posts I’ve hoarded, some older, some recent.
Pantsing writer Gini Koch shares her writing process.
Story Structure 101 – The Index Card Method by Alexandra Sokoloff
Diane Chamberlain’s photos of her index card wall
Story Elements Checklist by Alexandra Sokoloff (seriously, I could have filled this post with just her stuff)
Hence, I highly recommend Alexandra Sokoloff’s Screenwriting Tricks For Authors (Kindle version) that costs only 2,99$. It’s a collection of her blog posts and has a huge page count. Some information is repeated but all of it is good. There are also lots of examples from movies.
Are you asking and answering the right story questions? by Janice Hardy
13 screenwriting tips from Sherlock Holmes (the first movie)
10 tips to bypass cliche and melodrama by Peter Selgin
3 ways to keep the book’s tone consistent by Brian A. Klems
Anger: 5 Shades of Seeing Red by Lisa Hall-Wilson
Naming your characters by Carra Copelin
Finding your writing style by Brad Beauregard
How to build your support network by Cathy at Rock Your Writing
Marcy Kennedy nails down one of the most important themes of The Hunger Games.
Your Author Platform
We read (insert your name here) because… by Larry Brooks
April Platform Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer (Define yourself. Who you are now, what are you currently doing and have done)
22 Ways To Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue (fun infograph)
Goodreads Advertising results and tips by Lindsay Buroker
Why won’t men read books written by women? by Tess Gerritsen
If you are a woman, have you ever considered using your initials instead of your first name?
Social Media – Pinterest special
13 Pinterest Things Writers Should Know by Rachelle Gardner (she was sceptic at first)
Marcia Richards gives 16 reasons why Pinterest is worth your time.
10 Tips For Authors Using Pinterest by Rachelle Gardner
Mom Creative’s 10 Tips For Using Pinterest Well
Facts & figures about how popular Pinterest really is & how to get your Pin It button for your browser
What do you think of Pinterest? If you’re there, please share your user name in the comments and I’ll follow you 🙂 You can find my Pinterest boards here.
Blog Treasures (31st of March) by Gene Lempp
Twitterific (1st of April) by Elizabeth S. Craig
Writing on the Ether (29th of March) by Porter Anderson (Pottermore is the big topic this time)
Advice for writers by Robert Lee Brewer
Jenny Hansen’s CrackleSauce, links that rocked her March
Best April Fool’s Day Hoaxes by Colin Falconer
Boyfriend of a week: Alexander Skarsgard/Eric Northman by Roni Loren
Chrush of the month: Chris Hemsworth/Thor by Tameri Etherton