Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Few Interesting Articles and Blog Posts

I've been having a hard time coming up with blog posts lately. To try and shake loose an idea, I surfed a few blogs today, and although my tactic didn't work the way I wanted it to, I did run across a few interesting posts. So, to make my life easier, instead of racking my tired brain for a subject to blog about, I decided to take the easy (or lazy) way out and do a blanket post of my finds. Enjoy! Jennifer On Writing did a really interesting blog today. In her post, Reflections of a 5.5 Year Career, Jennifer shared some of what she learned in her five year career as an author. I especially liked her views on what did and didn't work for her promotional-wise. Very informative. If you're a new author, like me, who's trying to figure out what to do about promotion, you should take a look-see. This isn't the only great post, either. Make sure you visit this blog, especially if you're a new and aspiring author. You'll be glad you did. The girls over at The Gab Wagon are talking about the good and bad points of epublishings' image, and what we can do to change it. Interesting article, especially if you're in the epublishing industry. Lenore Rose Burkhard has an awesome Regency website complete with a mini-regency glossary. While you're there, read one of her wonderful articles and sign up for Upon My Word, Lenores Regency newsletter. If you'd rather read a sample before signing on, you can chose a past issue right there from the website. Awesome site. Highly recommended. :) Somewhere I ran across this article, which talks about the new Harper Collins social networking site for aspiring authors. Hmmm, verrrry interresting... Eric Maisel is once again offering 16 weeks of FREE creativity coaching for his coach-in-training program. I snipped the following info from his newsletter: Quick note: It is time to sign up to be a free client to a creativity coach-in-training, if that interests you. The next training begins June 16th and coaches will work, via email, with free clients for the 16 weeks of the training. If you would like a little help with any art-related or creativity-related issue—blocks, procrastination, career issues, motivation issues, etc.—just send me a paragraph about you and a paragraph about what you would like to work on with a creativity coach. If you’ve been a free client before, you are welcome to come aboard again. Send that info to me at Visit Eric's website for further information. Author Gail Gaymer Martin talks about dialogue. Gayle's blog, Writing Fiction Right is a great source of information on the writing craft. It's one of my fav's. Maura Anderson has a great article on her website about Storyboarding complete with photos and step by step instructions. Check it out here. And last but not least, check out J.Kaye's Book Blog, where I'll be having an author spotlight soon. J.Kaye's Book Blog does book reviews and also holds a monthly book raffle, where all you have to do is leave a comment to win. Hope you enjoyed the links. Have a wonderful weekend!

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