Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Last chance to read about writing this year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here's some great writing advice from blogs I love.

Special Note:  Because so many bloggers are celebrating the holidays, their postings become less frequent at this time of year. I will only post links when I have gathered several I think are of interest to writers. Posts will pick back up after the new year. Please have a happy holiday season whatever your beliefs and traditions! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

It's almost Christmas - why not write a holiday story? Here are some writing links that might help.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Writing advice for fun and inspiration.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Enjoy the latest links to writing information that I found on the Web!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here's a great way to spend a day - reading and listening to info about writing!
  • Publishers Weekly:  Podcasts
  • Publishers Weekly:  PW Kidscast (Interviews with children's & YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's reviews editor John A. Sellers)
  • Publishers Weekly:  PW Litcast (Conversations between Publishers Weekly editors and authors of new fiction & nonfiction books)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Need something to read? How about some articles on writing?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

It's cold outside! Great time for reading & writing. Here are some suggestions:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Plan for Setting Writing Goals for 2014

It's that time of year again. Time to think about my writing goals for 2014. Setting goals is not the same as making resolutions. We can resolve to meet our goals, and that's a good thing, but setting and reaching short-term goals and long-term goals should be an ongoing part of our lives. I'm guessing my goals will look similar to the ones I wrote last year, the ones I didn't quite achieve. I will resolve to renew them and work harder to reach them this coming year.

I set goals each year but don't always accomplish what I plan to achieve. Somehow, life always manages to get in the way. But, this year I have a plan! 

Here are some things I'll think about as I write out my goals:
  • What do I want to accomplish with my writing?
  • Where do I start?
  • What steps will I take?
  • What resources will I need? 
  • How long do I think it will take me?
Once I have a good grasp of what I need to do and how I will do it, I'll set up a timeline - due dates for each step toward a goal. 

I also plan to log my progress. I'll be keeping a journal of each goal and the progress I'm making.

So, let's review:
  1. Write out goals 
  2. Ask myself questions
  3. Break down goals into steps
  4. Make timeline with due dates
  5. Log progress in journal
Looks brilliant on paper! Let's see how I do. 

How about you? Are you setting goals for 2014?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

You never know what great writing advice you'll find on the Web! Here's some that I came across:
  • The New York Times Opinionator:  Helpful Definitions for Modern Authors by Steve Macone

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

For those in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are a few articles to read while digesting all that food! (Those living outside the U.S. can just eat a lot of food and enjoy the articles without having to put up with all those family members.)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here are today's offerings. Writing stuff I found on the Internet:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Spent a great four days at a Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators retreat at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon. What fun to be in the company of other writers and talk writing, walk writing, and sleep writing! Inspiring and motivating. A similar feeling happens when I read blog posts with great writing advice like these:
  • The New York Times Sunday Review:  Art Makes You Smart by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene, & Daniel H. Bowen

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Read, read, read, write, write, write, revise, revise, revise - the cycle of life!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Even if you're not participating in NaNoWriMo, you can still ride the energy and write as much as you can!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

It's NaNoWriMo time! Write like a house on fire!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Are you serious about writing? Study and write - two important secrets!
  • The New York Times Sunday Book Review:  Writing Bytes (Writers talk about what new technologies mean for storytelling.)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here are seven blog posts about writing I found informative.

Here are some fun ways to keep track of your word counts:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Reading and writing go together like peanut butter and jelly or Hansel & Gretel or pickles and ice cream!

  • An Awfully Big Blog Adventure:  No More Postcards Any More by Nicola Morgan (An interesting point of view on promotion with postcards and bookmarks.)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Education never stops! Here are some articles that might help you learn more about your writing.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Links of Interest to Writing

If you're a writer, why aren't you writing? These blog posts might get you motivated!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

The fun of writing is knowing what you're doing and doing it well! Here are some articles that might help with that.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here's some writerly wisdom!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Learn something new today!

Links of Interest to Writers

Here are 7 inspirational and informative articles and websites that will help you with your writing.
  • A.Word.A.Day:  A word every day! Sign up for their daily email and increase your vocabulary.
  • A Writer's Journey:  Micro Distractions While Writing by Nat Russo  - "Small distractions that pull you away from writing for short periods of time may improve your productivity."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Are you a reading/writing addict? This will feed your need!

  • An Awfully Big Blog Adventure:  Who Are You Today? by Penny Dolan (Showtime Author vs. Working Author)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here's to good writing! (And to good reading about writing!)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

I love writing! Do you? There seem to be a lot of sevens in today's posting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Links of Interest to Writers

Here are some more great articles to inspire your writing!

  • AbeBooks:  What Literary Character Are You? Take the Quiz. I'm Galadriel (played by Cate Blanchette in the movies!) from Lord of the Rings. I can live with that!