I return for this [very] intermittent series of shares. I'm still busy revising my novel and like many first time authors, underestimated the amount of revision and editing needed to get the book ready by oh – 1000 million percent. To keep me sane, I sometimes allow myself to read something else. Here's what I actually enjoyed:
Marketing and Promotion
- And The Silver Bullet of Book Marketing is… At Crime Fiction Collective Steve Nilles tells me the secret is (spoiler alert) to write more books. Hopefully my own process will get quicker to allow for it.
Marketing Magic Muggle Writers Can Learn From J.K.Rowling’s Pottermore – Daniel McInerny guests at The Creative Penn.
- Because of its topical reference to my own writing, I particularly enjoyed Matthew Q. McGovern's Revision – the second rite of passage.
- Write Every Day: Three Signs Your Process Might Not Be Working – Michael Haynes.
- Which Style Guide Should I Use? – at Winepress of Words I learnt that Yahoo had brought out a style guide for blogging.
- Voice – Robin LaFevers at Writer Unboxed discusses voice in Find your voice, Find your power.
Best seller thriller author CJ Lyons shares a story at CriminalElement.com of how a real life murder and loss affected her world as a medical intern. Crime Stories and the Power of Loss
- I have also just published a links post at HunterEmkay.com which includes some links to articles on random psychology, health and criminology news. If you're interested in the plague, U.S. crime rates, or Marilyn Monroe, go and follow the links.
- The image used here is a sample thumbnail of an image I have taken personally and added to Flickr, for Kristen Lamb's new WANA Commons group. If reading the net recently you will know the drama over blogger – Roni Loren being sued for using an image on her blog she found on the Internet. Many bloggers have taken down all their images, and are seeking sources where they are free to use images like these. The WANA Commons group runs with a creative commons license.