Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday's This and That

I have goodies to share, and what better day than on a Thursday? :)

Peter Bowerman of The Well Fed Writer offers "income boosting resources for commercial writers" in the form of a newsletter, books and ebooks, seminars and events, mentoring, self publishing tips, and more. (Thanks, Jennifer Brown Banks, for sharing this resource!)

Want to win an ebook and printed book publishing package? Check out BookBaby's giveaway here. Prize includes premium publishing, cover design, distribution, and a one year author website hosting subscription.  Hurry, deadline to enter is June 30, 2012!

Fiction writers take note - Randy Ingermanson, or "America's Mad Professor of Fiction Writing" shares a wealth of info at his site, which includes a blog, ezine, and other great resources. Randy is the creator of The Snowflake Method,  which is a popular software that guides writers through the novel writing process.

If you want more fiction writing insight, hop over to Christian Fiction Online Magazine. This month's issue discusses marketing with author James Rubart. Regular features include interviews, helpful articles, giveaways, and more. 

Need more time to write that book? Check out this Writer's Digest article, How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy. Planning ahead is the key, says author Ashley Ream, and she shows how she stuffs writing into her crazy schedule. 

Anything strike your fancy? Come across any good links or resources lately?

What's your weekend looking like?

Have fun,
Karen 


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33 comments :

  1. Great post Karen lots to mull over.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Thanks so much for spreading the
    word, Karen. And for the mention. :-)

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  3. Alex,
    Thanks! Hope you find something helpful!

    Yvonne,
    Thank you. Hope you find a thing or two that grabs your interest.

    Jen,
    Thanks for letting me know about The Well Fed Writer. It's a great resource!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Talking to other writers - ahem - helps. No clicking involved, just, well, texting and calling, maybe even from a certain coffee shop.

    Makes my day. And I love you for it!

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  5. Hi Karen! Great post. I just found out about a contest and call-out at Blue Mountain Arts! Please stop by my blog and read all the info! www.beckypovich.blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Just stopping by to say hello and thank you for everything. sandie

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  7. Rhonda,
    Yes. Ahem. It does indeed help; I can attest to that. :) Someday I'm thinking I need to visit that particular coffee shop, :)

    Becky,
    I need to check that one out! Will hop over to see you. Thanks a bunch!

    Rachna,
    You are welcome. Hoping they are useful for you!

    Sandie,
    Thanks so much! Praying for you guys. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Hey Karen, my summer is bursting with traveling and weddings. I'm pushed to keep up my weekly blog posting but you've got some great spots worth visiting here. Thanks!

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  9. Ooh, I need more tips on how to write when I have no time. Thanks Karen!

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  10. Thanks for all the links to great resources today!

    Nas

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  11. Sally,
    It does sound like you will be busy! Have fun! :)

    Lydia,
    You know, I think we can all use a little help in that area. I know I can!

    Nas,
    You are welcome. Hope one or two strikes your fancy!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  12. Hi Karen -

    Randy's blog and site have long been favorites of mine. I checked out Christian Fiction Online, and there's something for everyone - even readers!

    Thanks for the links.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  13. Great post.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Karen .. you're always full of good ideas and a great resource for writers .. blogging is enough for me!

    I learn so much from other bloggers - and know the information is out when I need it .. cheers Hilary

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  15. Looks like you picked some great resources to share . . .I'll save this page for later use. Plans for the weekend - going to a homeschool fair for a few hours, taking care of my kids with chicken pox, cleaning out closets, and writing, writing, writing.

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  16. Susan,
    I think you may have given me the tip about Randy's site last year, thanks a bunch! Thought you might like CFOM, too.

    Gina,
    Thank you, and thanks for coming by!

    Hilary,
    Well, thank you, and I must say that your blog is like a treasure chest full of of interesting stuff. Keep up the great work!

    Tyrean,
    Thank you; hope you find some useful gems here. :) Sorry to hear about the chicken pox; hope everyone is on the mend soon!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  17. Thanks for the great post, Karen.
    A couple of great blogs offering exceptional resources for writers are Michael Hyatt's at http://michaelhyatt.com/ and Jeff Goins' at http://goinswriter.com/

    Blessings,

    MaryAnn

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  18. I'm so glad there are so many good fiction helps out there. Nice to know that you're never alone in the writing world.

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  19. MaryAnn,
    Thank you! I am familiar with Jeff Goins but don't think I've been to Hyatt's site.

    Laura,
    You are welcome!

    Nancy,
    This is true! SO many great resources out there.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  20. Thanks for all the links, Karen. I'll be spending the weekend mostly doing ballet rehearsal and recital related activities for my daughter.

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  21. LOVE your goodies Karen, great resources and tips, as always. Have a great weekend... yeas, I am catching up on blog reading and writing :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing the links, Karen! I'm hoping for a quiet weekend catching up with friends and family.

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  23. Theresa,
    You are welcome. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Marja,
    So glad you like them! Hope they are useful. Enjoy your weekend!

    Talli,
    You are welcome. Congrats on your book launch this week!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  24. Thanks for all the links. Lots of good stuff.

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  25. Karen, thanks for sharing all these links. I will definitely be checking out the one about writing when you're really, really busy.

    Your generosity is always appreciated.

    Many Blessings,
    Saloma

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  26. Donna,
    You are welcome. Hope you enjoy them!

    Saloma,
    Happy to do it, you are very welcome. Hope that one is helpful for you!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. I'm so late! Great links, Karen. Thanks!

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  28. Better late than never, Joylene! It's always good to see you. Hope things are settling down around your place.

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  29. Oooh!! How to Write a Book When...that's what I need--would you remind me of this again... soon??

    Bless you!!

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  30. Cheryl,
    Sure, will try and remember. :) Hope that you find it helpful!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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