Quote of the day
Many introverts don’t feel as if they know enough about a subject until they know almost everything.
~MARTI OLSEN LANEY, author of The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
The process monkey asks: What is your writing process?, Terrible Minds | Tweet
Let me say this up front: if you’re a writer of any age or experience level, you need to be looking at your writing process. Always. Yesterday, today, tomorrow.
Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You
5 Reasons to Track Questions & Answers in Your Novel, Write on Sisters | Tweet
This week while flushing out my novel’s outline, I decided to track where I raised and answered questions in the story. Why? Because questions are crucial to a good story; they ensure it has enough intrigue and suspense to keep readers reading.
101 Questions to Improve Your Novel: for Writing, Editing, Revising, and Polishing
- 25 Proven Ways To Beat Writer’s Block, Writers Write | Tweet
There’s some debate about whether writer’s block truly exists, but a study of 2000 writers has confirmed that it does. According to Stop Procrastinating, the productivity website and website blocker, more than 60% of writers said they had suffered from it at some point.
The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block
Grammar Quandary: Affect Versus Effect, The Write Practice | Tweet
The primary rule of thumb when it comes to affect and effect is the following: Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.
The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment
- BREAKING & ENTERING: You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play, Script Mag | Tweet
Is There A Gender Bias In The Industry? Yes. According to the 2014 WGA report, women make up a mere 16% of film industry employment. For film and television writing combined, it’s 26%. Sad, but not shocking.
- Style = Voice, Go Into The Story | Tweet
Start with this question: Who tells your story? Obviously, when you sit down to create a screenplay, you write the story. But when a manager, producer, agent, or studio executive reads your script, who tells your story to them?
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Monday Mailbag: ISBN, Book Design, Copyright and More, The Book Designer | Tweet
I’m changing the price on my book for a reprint. Do I need to have a new ISBN number? or can I just remove the price barcode?
How to Use Twitter to Find and Engage Book Reviewers, Live Write Thrive | Tweet
“You need to be on Twitter.” That might be one of the most common phrases I’ve heard at social media workshops and conferences for authors. Why? “Because everyone is on Twitter!”
The Twitter Effect: How to increase your follower count and gain exposure on Twitter
- The Superhuman Mind, Psychology Today | Tweet
Orlando Serrell was a perfectly ordinary kid, leading a perfectly ordinary existence for the first ten years of his life. Then in January 1979 a ball smashed into the left side of his head while he was playing baseball with friends. After suffering from a headache for weeks, he suddenly realized that he had the ability to perform calendar calculations about days following his accident. For example, if you say January 15, 2004, he will immediately say “Thursday.”
The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain
- Protect It or Lose It: 7 Tips for Maintaining Your Brand Reputation, Search Engine Watch | Tweet
You’ve probably heard the axiom, “The best defense is a good offense.” That’s especially true on the Internet. Online reputation management should begin long before a crisis dictates it.
Online Brand Reputation Management (Brand Interview Series Book 1)
Start a company, grow it to tremendous heights, sell it for a boatload of money, retire to an island and work on your golf game. That’s the entrepreneur’s plan, right? Wrong!
Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities
Raising A Ballerina Will Cost You $100,000, Five Thirty Eight | Tweet
The high price of training is keeping ballet’s top ranks from being more diverse.
Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.
The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World