Monday, January 30, 2017

Miscellaneous Monday




It's been a while since I've done a Miscellaneous Monday, so I thought it was about time to share a few helpful links. Hope they will be of interest to you too.

Do you or a writer friend need encouragement? Edie Melson's post, 10 Things to Say to a Writer Who's on the Ledge lends great encouragement. Even if you aren't on the "ledge", her wise words will keep you going.

Whether you're looking to get a book published or not, The Hard Truth About Publishing - What Writers and Readers Need to Know, is a worthwhile read. Kristen Lamb examines the interesting history of publishing and how it isn't as profitable as it used to be for most authors. She offers tips on how we can help authors be more successful in the industry. 

What advice can a graphic artist offer writers? Jennifer Brown Banks' Ask the Experts column highlights a few tips in this recent interview with designer David Lange. They discuss cover art and branding, among other things. And yes, David's my son. Thanks for tolerating this shameless plug. :)

Want to improve your writing skills? "Learn more and earn more"? The Coffeehouse for Writers addresses the needs of writers of all levels and genres. Check out their offerings at the Coffeehouse site

Speaking of the Coffeehouse, I'm sharing my thoughts on Dale Taylor's The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in America on their blog. This book is part of the Writer's Digest Everyday Life series; it covers 1607-1783 and is a great resource for fiction and nonfiction writers.

Do you have any helpful links to share? What are you working on this week? 

Happy writing,

Karen



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24 comments :

  1. Hi Karen - I remembered to go back to read David's interview ... thanks for that ... grand to have this post and its links ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Oooo, I could use some encouragement. Clicking over to the Writers on the Ledge article now! Thanks for sharing, Karen.

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  3. Thanks for the links, Karen. I'm just busy writing this week and will be going to my writer's critique group too. Should be a busy week. Have a good week too!

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  4. That's cool your son was interviewed. And we can always use encouragement.

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  5. Hilary,
    Thanks for taking the time to do that. Jennifer does great interviews, whether it's my son or not. :) Cheers to you too!

    Ruth,
    Good to see you! Hope all is well. Stopped at your blog the other day, wondering what you'd been up to. Hope the links are helpful! :)

    Natalie,
    You're welcome! Sounds like you have a full but good week. Thanks so much! :)

    Alex,
    Jennifer knows how to do a good interview! :) Encouragement, yes, I'm always up for it too.

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  6. Some good links! Reading a few now!

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  7. Thanks for the links. I will have to check them out.

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  8. Terri,
    Thank you! Was thinking they might be of interest to my gang. :)

    Donna,
    You are welcome! Hope you find them helpful. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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    1. They were! I loved the one about publishing. Thanks for the invite here sometime. Would love eventually to share what I'm learning about self-publishing vrs traditional once I get all the way through it.

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    2. Sounds good Terri! Will look forward to it! :)

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  9. Plug away! Always.

    And thanks for the links and articles.

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  10. Thanks for the links, Karen --the one that caught my eye is the Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in America. Need to check that one out for the projects I'm working on!

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  11. Holly,
    Yes indeed! And you're welcome! :)

    Kenda,
    You are welcome. I think you'll find that book helpful, now that you mention it. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  12. Thank you for the links and congrats to your son!

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  13. Karen: I enjoyed these links and, especially, reading about your son. His graphic is beautiful. I wish him God's blessings. Blessings on you as well.

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  14. Great links! Thanks once again, Karen. You make my life so much easier. I need to write a post for IWSG this month and you just helped me find a topic!

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  15. Jenny,
    You are welcome! And, thank you! Glad you stopped by. :)

    Cecelia,
    Glad you enjoyed the links. Appreciate your kind comments about David. That graphic is one of many that he actually sells online at Fine Art America. He does a little bit of everything! :)

    Joylene,
    So glad you liked them! And you are welcome. :) Glad too, that you found a topic. Ideas - you just never know when they'll strike, do you? Will look forward to your post!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  16. Looking forward to checking out the links. Looks like some interesting articles/posts. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  17. Nope. I'm completely unhelpful today. And tired. I guess that means I've been on the computer too many hours and need to do something else. Like eat cheese. Have any helpful links for instantly getting cheese up to my desk from down stairs?

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  18. Jess,
    Hope you find some helpful ones! :) And hope too, that you are enjoying your break!

    Crystal,
    So sorry you're so tired. Guess it comes with the mom/writer category, eh? Will pack some cheese in dry ice and send it your way! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  19. Hi Karen! I love these kinds of posts from you, I get such wonderful recommendations and little goodies to look into...I will probably read a few of these suggestions!
    I'll check out your link too,
    Ceil

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  20. Great links. I'm about to pop on over to The Hard Truth About Publishing.

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  21. Ceil,
    Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy these posts. .) Appreciate your kind support!

    Lynda,
    Thanks a bunch! I'll be interested in hearing what you thought of that one. :)

    Happy writing
    Karen

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  22. I checked out the links and visited your guest post. You shared a great resource. Thanks for sharing. :)

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