Each week, the posts here will be a mash-up of interesting things I’ve found or learned from during the week.
Got a character holding out on you? I faced this dilemma while working on a story revision and trying to drill down into my lead female’s psychology. She wasn’t sharing. I’ll be using the tip “have the characters interview each other” and others from Jami Gold’s How Do You Deal with Difficult Characters post.
Going along with my focus on revisions this week, Wait! Don’t Kill That Darling! The REAL Skinny on Self-Editing from Samuel Park posted by Anne R. Allen gives 10 great tips for revising the WIP.
In Second Epic Interview with Robin Sullivan (of Ridan Publishing), Andrew Jack uncovers interesting tidbits on e-book pricing, promotion and self-publishing.
Julie Isaac’s Top Ten eBook Articles for Authors This Week 8-11-11 points us to some interesting trends and changes in the industry.
Social Media Magic
R. C. Lewis shares some publisher sponsored online community sites that allow for work review and developing connections with other writers in Publishers Playing the Social Media Game.
What’s So Exciting About Google + – An Overview talks about some tips for getting started with Google + and details cool features to check out. Mari Smith also explains how it can be used as an additional tool, but not an end-all replacement for other forms of social media.
I do find merit in the power of positive thinking and just saw this July post, Living Your Intentions – The Power of Living “As If,” from Ian Lawton. Ian shares the story of how a black marker and belief in himself landed his first job and some great life lessons.
For the past year and a half, I’ve set aside Wednesday nights for work with a personal trainer. One thing I hate that my trainer loves is squats, so Corrie Pikul’s The 90-Degree-Knee Debate: How Low Should We Go? caught my eye as a way to better understand proper technique and maybe spur me on to practicing on my own.