Each week, the posts here will be a mash-up of interesting things I’ve found or learned from during the week.
Hi, my name is Barbara and I like back story, with a special place in my heart held for flashback. Kristen Lamb’s Deadly Sin of Writing #4–Beware the Bog of Back Story has started an intervention on how I revise.
I have a hostage situation in a story I’m revising and B. Mac’s Hostage Situations from a Criminal’s Perspective provided some great tips for upping the authenticity as well as further links for research.
In Do Writers Read Differently Than Non-Writers?, Jenny Hansen does some writer profiling to uncover our reading habits and book rituals.
Jami Gold shows why, for brand and image consistency, it is not too early to consider crafting a bio in What Does Your Author Bio Say About You.
Jeff Goins gives us freedom to stop judging ourselves in his blog, Why Your Work Never Feels Good Enough.
In Writing Through The Mist, Laura Best shares her process for getting through a writing fog.
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Pat Flynn’s 10 Ways to Bring New Life to Old Blog Posts provides some great ideas to mine your own blog for new post opportunities.
When I first joined Twitter, I had newbie fever and lost myself in hours of reading tweets and meeting new tweeps. Kristin Nador shares her confession of stealing time away from the WIP in Start Your Week Off Write: Confessions – Spending Too Much Time On Social Media?, as well as her revised plan for gaining balance.
In 10 Lessons in Blogging Learned on a Shopping Expedition, Darren Rowse provides an interesting take on finding inspiration for improving blogs from a little time spent in a food court.
We. Are. At. War. is a must-read post from Piper Bayard both for it addressing the seemingly ignored service of our troops and for the dialogue and information provided in the comments. Powerful.
Confession: I think Lenny Kravitz is a love god. If he were to figure out I exist, call me up and ask me to run away with him, I’d seriously consider it. Okay truth, I’d probably do it. Don’t judge me. So, I’ve been looking forward to his new album and here is a link to the first single “Sunflower.” Produced by Swiss Beatz and featuring rapper Drake, it is a different sound for Lenny. I’m not sure I’m in love with it on first listen, but it might grow on me. What do you think?
Do You Make These 8 Personal Development Mistakes? has Joey Weber giving an alternate take on self-help approaches that are more distracting than helpful.
Just a touch of positive affirmations courtesy of Jess Ainscough’s Inspiration Board.
Take a romp with Angela Wallace in her post My First Vampire. What’s your favorite type? I go for the intellectual vamps that can control the urge to just attack everyone.
Fried Green Tomato Friday – How Observant Are You? Kerry Meacham brings us a fun test for the eyes. Make sure you are paying attention.