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