Writers’ Roundup

Pieces of my book are starting to come together. I’m now plugging a few holes in Chapters Seven, Eight and Nine, and should soon be able to read straight through ’em.

A few links that helped focus my writer’s mind this week:

* A hilarious post on how to be a good local author. Note to self: Do not call neighborhood bookstore every week to ask how my book is selling.

* Jane Friedman of Writer’s Digest explains what it takes for a blog to become a book. “Consider how a book will offer an experience or a benefit that is unique or distinctive apart from the blog,” she advises.

* General but very helpful advice for authors on Seth Godin’s blog. “The best time to start promoting your book,” he writes, “is three years before it comes out.”

* How do prolific writers manage to write so much? Insight from the Writing Companion blog.

* A smorgasbord of 54 Tips for Writers, From Writers, including: “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood

* A revision checklist from Nathan Bradford. Saving this for later. You might also check out his writing advice database.

*Advice for pulling off a great library event. Yet another promotional tool I’ll need later.

Have a great weekend!

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10 Responses

  1. Great links Alexis! Thanks. I’m enjoying your Friday round-ups…

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. As always, good info,Alexis. Congrats on your chapters coming together.
    Karen Waker

  3. You always come across the greatest links! Thanks for sharing them. Now I must go check them all out.

    JaneKennedySutton

  4. Great stuff here – thanks!!

    Elle Parker
    http://elleparkerbooks.blogspot.com/

  5. I really like this feature – so many great links! Okay – I’m off to see what you found – Thanks!

    Nancy, from Just a Thought…

  6. I really appreciate your Friday links, Alexis. I’m always looking for good tips to send on to my critique groups, so I check out every article or blog you mention. Thanks for doing this.

  7. Value packed post, Alexis, with all the links. 🙂 And keep fillin’ in those holes. Can’t wait to rejoice with you when your first baby enters the literary world. !

    The Old Silly From Free Spirit Blot

  8. Oh, I’m too late then, I haven’t started promoting my book that will come out in a month’s time. That’s the problem with part-time writers. You need to balance a day job, writing the next novel and promoting the present one and start promoting the coming one.

  9. Like the info. You’re at the top of your game, Alexis! It’s all coming together.

  10. What a truly useful site – great links, thoughtfully chosen. Have bookmarked you as a favourite. Nice to ‘meet’ you, Alexis!

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