Monday, January 26, 2015

Miscellaneous Monday








There is an endless supply of great resources waiting to be discovered! Here are a few that I've found lately.

Now that 2015 is in full swing, are you in need of writing inspiration? Jean Fischer shares a few quotes on her blog to lend help for the journey...one day at a time.

Have trouble with active versus passive voice? Check out this post on Marsha Hubler's blog. She offers a great breakdown with helpful examples that illustrate the concept nicely.

Need help managing your email? Check out 3 Tips for Purging Your Email and Your Mind over at Susan J. Reinhardt's blog.

Are you wasting readers' time with apologies? Edie Melson makes an interesting point regarding taking time off from social media over at The Write Conversation.

What are you writing these days? Have any links or tips to share?

Happy writing,

Karen

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22 comments :

  1. I need to purge my email. I get way too much junk.

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  2. Active versus passive - I need that.

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  3. I can use a good email and mind purge! I'll take a look.

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  4. Diane,
    I get a ton of junk as well. I've had one email account for almost 20 years, so that may be part of the problem. :)

    Alex,
    Oh yeah, I can always use help there too! :) It's a great breakdown.

    Lee,
    Me too! Time to do some housecleaning, right? :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  5. You always manage to 'tip me' with useful hints. Thanks for that Karen. Very useful

    Anita

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  6. Lots of great places to check out! I could use some email purging advice. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  7. Anita,
    Glad you find them helpful! :) I do like to share good ones. You are very welcome.

    Jess,
    You are welcome! Perhaps we should hire an assistant we could all share to purge our emails. LOL

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  8. I tend to keep my email clean, but I'd like to check out that article. Thank you for the links.

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  9. Thanks for the helpful links. I've been purging my e-mail lately by unsubscribing to things I'm not interested in.

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  10. Thanks for the links, Karen :-) I just checked out Edie Melson's link on social media--and then read a couple of other posts she's written. Thanks for introducing her, a great resource site...

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  11. Medeia,
    I admire you for staying on top of it! :) It can pile up in a hurry. You are very welcome.

    Natalie,
    You are welcome. I've been doing the same, unsubscribing as I have time. :)

    Kenda,
    Glad you liked her post. I discovered her recently through a friend. Good stuff! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  12. I'm checking these out now. The purging one and the social media feels like they're calling me. Thanks once again, Karen for always bringing these perfect links into my life.

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  13. Hi Karen! I always enjoy your recommendations! I am using a writing book right now that I am finding so great! It's called "Making Manifest" by Dave Harrity. He wants to promote poetry, but you can use it for prose too. I am learning a lot from it.
    Happy Tuesday!
    Ceil

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  14. Hi, Karen. Thanks for sharing these links. I definitely need to do some email purging.

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  15. Why do I keep coming back here? You always send me scurrying off to visit new links. :) Thanks for the hook-ups, Karen!

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  16. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for the link to my blog! I've enjoyed Jean's blog for several years, as well as Edie's and Marsha's. Of course, this is also one of my all time favorite places to visit.

    God bless,
    Susan :)

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  17. E-mail purge. Oh yeah. I'm drowning in e-mail.

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  18. Hi Karen!! I hope all is well. I DEFINITELY need help purging my email, so I will definitely check that link out :)

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  19. I'm hanging on to all my emails - especially the insurance ads and credit card offers. =0) I'll check these out, Karen. Hope winter is treating you well!

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  20. Joylene,
    Ah, you are so sweet! Just like to share what helps me. And help with email and social media - that's what I need! :)

    Ceil,
    Sounds like something I might need to check out. Thanks for the tip! So glad to share with you all. :)

    Susanne,
    You are welcome! Tell me about it. The fun just never ends, right? :) Good to see you.

    Lisa,
    One of these days I'll start serving chocolate, and then you'll stop by more! LOL Hope you find them helpful! :)

    Susan R.,
    You are welcome! It was a good post, so of course I wanted to share it. :) Your place is one of my faves too!

    LD,
    Me too. I have 3 accounts, all for different purposes, and it's time consuming to keep up with them all. :)

    Keith,
    Email - it just never ends, does it? But I guess it helps keep us out of trouble...or something like that! :)

    Susan S.,
    Oh yeah, me too! LOL Like that will help us, right? Hope you are staying warm! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  21. Sounds like most of us need to purge our emails. Thanks for the links. I just finished writing a column for kids and recently rewrote one of my picture books.

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  22. Janet,
    I think you are right. The junk mail piles up in a hurry, doesn't it? Sounds like you had a productive week!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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