Link Feast vol 66. – The Best Writing and Book Marketing Advice


Harnessing Your Passion to Strengthen Your Stories by Chris Winkle

On Writing

Reading Challenge: Overcome the Algorithms by Jami Gold

Making Time to Write by Elaine Viets

Stretch Your Style by James Scott Bell

Writing a Genre That’s New to You by Greer Mcallister

12 Things to Do When the Words Just Won’t Come by 

How to Write Faster by Shaelin Bishop

What the Last Jedi [movie] Can Teach You About Writing by Eric Pierce

Rolling the Dice: 5 Ways D&D and “Critical Role” Made Me a Better Storyteller by Angela Mitchell

Five Promises You Make to the Reader by Shannon Dittemore

Where Do Character Strengths Come From by Becca Puglisi 

How Can We Make Our Protagonist More Proactive by Jami Gold

Let Your Characters Tell the Story by Eldred “Bob” Bird

Ten Easy Jokes For Your Dialogue by Chris Winkle

To Absent Friends by Dave King (how to balance multiple characters’ point of views into the plot)

How to Tell a Story Within a Story by Oren Ashkenazi

Hopepunk is all about weaponized optimism by Aja Romano

N.K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds by Raffi Khatchadourian (an interview with the fantasy writer who has won 3 Hugo Awards in row, the only one ever to do so)

On Writing Book Series & World Building for Book Series

Why Writing In a Series Will Make You More Money As a Writer by Joanna Penn

Choosing a Follow Up Strategy For a Popular Story by Bunny at Mythcreants

Six Common Problems With Long Series by Oren Ashkenazi

Six Tips For Sequels by Oren Ashkenazi

Seven Signs a Sequel Will Be Bad by Oren Ashkenazi

Five Ridiculous Organizations From Popular Stories by Oren Ashkenazi (this is a common issue in series if the same organization remains the villain for longer than one season / over many books)

How to Build a World For Anthology Stories by Oren Ashkenazi

Book Publishing & The Writing Community

Business Musings: Fear and Publishing by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (What expectations are barriers to you self-publishing your book? Might some of them be myths?)

The Decline of Mainstream Fiction by Anne R. Allen

Business Musings: The Future of Audio 2019 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The RWA Implosion: How Could the Problems Be Fixed by Jami Gold

Lack of DEI and the RITAs by Kharma Kelley (how RWA ended up here)

Book Marketing

Don’t Advertise, PADvertise: Catch Readers With Their Pants Down by Kristen Lamb

No one knows what will work by Dan Blank

Business Musings: Book Birth Days by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (the Myth of a Book Launch making or breaking a book)

5 Adjectives That Don’t Sell a Book To Me by Nicola Alter

5 Adjectives That Sell a Book To Me by Nicola Alter

7 Expert Tricks to Improve Your Author Newsletter by David Gaughran

Things That Happen When You Stop Chasing Social Media by Alythia Brown

How to Market a Book on Amazon: 7 Easy Steps by Penny Sansevieri

Deep Stuff

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm by Mary Roach (TED Talk)

We Expect Too Much From Our Romantic Partners by Olga Khazan

How to help a friend through a tough time, according to a clinical psychologist by Kathryn Gordon

Three Theories For Why You Have No Time by Derek Thompson

Fun Stuff

The Best “Toss a Coin To Your Witcher” Song Covers by Zoe Rosensweig

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World by The Shifter

Clever Life Hacks to Simplify Your World by The Shifter

The 25 Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2020 by Stubby the Rocket

Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2020 by Stubby the Rocket

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