Quote of the day
You can delegate the activity but not the responsibility; you can share the praise but not the blame.
~TIMOTHY A. PYCHYL, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
- Smooth Switches: Multiple POV Tricks and Tips, Live Write Thrive | Tweet
Many modern novels are told from more than one character’s perspective. While the technique adds interest and richness to a story, many novel writers don’t understand why they are telling a story from more than one POV. No matter how many characters “take the microphone,” writers still need to know whose story is being told.
→Point Of View: Understanding Which P.O.V. is Best for Your Story and Using it Effectively
- The simple, super-sexy, science-backed way to improve your writing skills, Write to done | Tweet
Hemingway knew it. George Orwell and Mark Twain did too. And because they incorporated this truth into their lives, it gave their writing that special sauce that elevated the quality of their work.
→The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well
- 5 things I’ve learned from writing a YA novel, Writer Unboxed | Tweet
Writing YA is fun, but it certainly isn’t easy. I don’t believe it’s any different than writing an adult historical novel. The same standards apply.
→Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal
- Slideshare and podcasting are the next big thing, Author Marketing Experts | Tweet
Joe Pulizzi, king of content marketing, shares some tips around Slideshare and Podcasting, which are great ways to produce additional content using pieces you already have access to – like articles you’ve written and your book.
→Sharing Your Knowledge with SlideShare
- Copyediting or Proofreading? Getting the most for your editing dollar, The Book Designer | Tweet
The easiest way to remember the difference between copyediting and proofreading is to consider when they occur in the editing process.
→McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook
- Do rewards hinder or boost your ability to think?, Creative Something | Tweet
A reward might hurt your ability to think creatively for a given task or job, but it might boost your creativity. It all depends on what the work entails and whether or not you receive a reward for actually producing creative ideas.
→Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes
- The mechanics of preventing procrastination, The Atlantic | Tweet
A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.
→Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
FACEBOOK HAS LONG been a crucial middleman for news. We post, share, read, and discuss stories in our News Feeds every day. But to read an article, you still click or tap on a link in Facebook—and then wait for it to load on its original site. This process can be slow. It can be frustrating. And it’s about to start changing.
→Social Media Explained: Untangling the World’s Most Misunderstood Business Trend