As we steam towards Christmas there is a slightly frantic feel in the air. Did you achieve all you set out to do this year? This week many posts were looking at time management or scheduling or just getting to grips with your To Do List.
Picture yourself at the Writers Christmas party- let’s listen in to the top conversations around the buffet.
Kris Rusch has an interesting blog this week talking about expectations on yourself. Are you being realistic with your energy?
Scott Myers continues his ten part series on writing goals for 2020 – This week it’s time management.
Melodie Campbell talks with Anne R Allen on her blog on the three things you need to master to stay in this writing game.
Sabaa Tahir asked a bunch of authors what their best advice was to people just getting started in publishing. Meanwhile K M Weiland pulled out a golden post which still has relevance- The 7 stages of being a writer.
Janice Hardy checks in with the agent dating game for those of you trying to find the right match.
Max Booth is tired of the embarrassing things writers say… Are you guilty of uttering any of these…?
Publishing Perspectives shares a great Christmas Carol twist story for publishers and Nathan Hoffelder asks everyone if they know about the changes in ISBN’s coming in the new year.
It’s time to go back into your writing cave but before you do you check out this fabulous collection of weird and wonderful websites that Shayla Raquel has collected- A writers research bonanza.
In The Craft Section,
The lie your character believes- Angela Ackerman- Bookmark
Using the enneagram to write better characters- K M Weiland- Bookmark
10 pieces of advice every writer should ignore- Litreactor
How To Come Up With A Title- James Scott Bell- Bookmark
The one magic exercise every writer needs- Leigh Shulman
How to write captivating protagonists- TD Storm- Bookmark
In The Marketing Section,
10 myths and facts about publishing a book- Penny Sansevieri
Worlds Shortest Marketing Plan – Joel Friedlander
Develop your author social media strategy- Sandra Beckwith
Five self publishing mistakes you need to avoid- Stephen Spatz - Bookmark
Book Promotion 101- Bookbub- Bookmark!-
Write an awesome blog template- Bookworks - Bookmark
Tis the season to be… thinking about writer gifts. Every week since the start of December there has been a neat roundup of gifts you can give yourself… or tell your family to get you.
This week Lisa Tener has a nifty gift list and Jami Gold has a link to the great advent giveaway by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi as well as a great bunch of discounted resources for you to snap up ready for 2020.
Next week will be my last blog post for the year. It’s the end of the school year… Summer… and Christmas madness. I’ll be doing my Christmas roundup for my newsletter and then it’s feet up for a while.
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