Hey, the short week is over and now it’s time to get to work. And I don’t mean at the day job. I’m mean the late night / early morning writing job. But first, here are five links to keep you inspired.
1. Pacing is so important, so don’t forget it. With that said, let’s start out with a post by Donald Maass at Writer Unboxed looking at Getting Ahead of Yourself…and Your Reader.
2. I haven’t self-published, although one could consider blogging and podcasting a form of self-publishing. Anyhow, it can be a scary thing to do. Here’s a post by Molly Greene with some tips on How To Beat The Fear Of Self-Publishing.
3. The Passive Voice shares an article on How Amazon’s team of old-school book reviewers influences what we read, which is totally worth a look.
4. Do you have any beta readers? C. Bryan Brown gives us Five reasons for Beta Readers in his latest post.
5. Finally, I think we all struggle with writing effective dialogue from time to time. Here is an article by Brian Klems at Writer’s Digest with some good tips: Rewriting the 7 Rules of Dialogue.
And that will do it for the week. So have a great weekend, set some goals, and get some work done.
Oh yeah, if you happen to be in the Omaha area this weekend, be sure to check out O Comic Con in Council Bluffs. I’ll be there wandering around, so feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hello!