Posts Tagged Writing Resources
If you’re a writer and haven’t heard of Scrivener, you’ve most likely been living under a rock. Don’t worry, I was once the same. But the more involved I became in the community, the rumblings got louder and the arguments became more insistent.
Why aren’t you using Scrivener to write your novels?! It’s the best thing EVER.
I can’t tell you how many times I heard it.
First let me explain the gist.
It’s not Friday without Curated Content! Enjoy! ☺
Happy Friday, SE Readers. It’s time for another round of writing tips we’ve found around the web. If you haven’t read Harmony’s post, Lost in Translation, be sure to check it out. Also, my post this week is about Writing and Music.
And now, for this week’s curated content.
- Ingredients of a Great Series Character (James Scott Bell)
- Seven Simple Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic (From Just Publishing)
- How to Write Your Best Book (In Four Parts) (Jeff Goins) … It does have annoying pop ups, which you can ignore, but is still well worth a read
- Editing 101 (covering 50 topics to date)
- Finding Your Voice (three questions to help you establish it)
- How to Write a Book (20 steps by Jerry Jenkins. Yes, the Jerry Jenkins who has written almost 200 books and is responsible for the Left Behind series.)
- Inciting Incident (and insights into…
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OMG! How could I forget the Curated Content? Good stuff here, WordPressers! 👍👍
Happy Friday, wonderful SEers! The end of the week is always a reason for celebration. I hope your first days venturing into a new month have been filled with fun, good books, and prolific writing.
Speaking of writing, the SE authors have cobbled together a new collection of writing links. Before sampling the latest, take a moment to check out this week’s featured posts—Drip Campaigns by Staci Troilo and my own “It’s in the Stars . . . or Not”
Then enjoy a Friday Fix with . . .
- How to Tweet Like a Pro [Lab] (a must read for Tweeters)
- Book Blurbs (five tips to improve them)
- Monday Marketing. 3 Quick Tips (how fast does your website load?)
- Plotting (steps to go from beginning to end)
- Character Development (tips for creating compelling characters)
- How to 101 (outstanding resource list from Chris, the Story Reading Ape)
- Showing Versus Telling
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Resource of the week! You must see it to believe it! There’s a ‘How-to’ here for you! 😉👍
To make it a little easier to find the HOW TO you need, I’ve split them up into the following topic headings, just click on a heading to go to the topic listed links, then click on the post you want to read.
Click on INDEX at the bottom of each list to return here.
If you’d like to bookmark my HOW TO 101: PAGE,click HERE for the link
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ANY LINKS OR TOPICS ARE NO LONGER WORKING OR VALID.
Editors & Editing
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It’s like the Story Empire team are mind readers – such a great group of links – and I made the list! WOOT! 😉 😉
Ciao, SEers. Another week has flown by, and we’ve got another list of links from around the writers’ web for you.
Before we get to that, though, if you missed our earlier posts this week, you might want to check them out.
- Monday | Joan Hall | What’s Stopping You (conquering fear)
- Wednesday | Harmony Kent | Wicked Words (words often misused)
And now, this week’s curated content:
- Character Flaws (three categories for relatable characters)
- Cover Design (centering artwork)
- Fierce Writer: Unlock Your MICE Quotient (a method for creating story structure)
- Promote Your Book Better (Using Universal Buy Links)
- Customizing Scrivener (adding characters, locations, and items to scene metadata)
- Building a Book (setting and world-building)
- Speculative Fiction (about as good a description as I’ve seen)
- Book Promo (5 things promotion services should keep in mind)
- 3 Things That Make a Great 1st Line (create a strong opening for your book)
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What are your favorite writing resources?
Hello, Story Empire Readers. Joan here today. For those who live in the United States, I hope you had a fun-filled July 4th celebration.
Today, I’m going to talk about continuing education. Doesn’t exactly sound like fun, but bear with me. My daytime job is in the field of healthcare. Nurses, physicians, lab techs, even coders must have a certain number of continuing education units in order to renew their licenses each year.
As writers, continuing education isn’t required, but I believe we should strive to become better with each article, short-story, or novel we pen. There are a number of ways we can do this, the first of which is “just write.” The more we write, the more the edit, the more we refine, the better our writing will become.
Another way is to read and follow blogs such as Story Empire (Wink, wink.) There are a number of…
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Don’t miss this week’s Curated Content from Story Empire! 😉
Welcome to another Friday, Story Empire fans. Craig here, and it’s been a busy week for me. I’m taking some vacation time at work to focus on some writing related projects.
One of my projects is to get your weekly selection of content links put together. I snapped this photo at the Warhawk Air Museum last winter. Museums have curated content too, and it makes for a great place to visit.
I posted about things you can do with your author blog to increase your footprint on Monday. You can check it out here, if you missed it.
Then P. H. Solomon had the Wednesday post about Scrivener backups which you can read here if you also missed it.
These are a collection of helpful posts we put together every Friday, and we might as well get to them.
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