Monday, April 24, 2017

Miscellaneous Monday



Time to share a few links - hopefully something will strike your fancy. :) Have a great week!

We can all use a reminder of the basics sometimes, right? Writer's Digest's 5 Writing Rules Everyone Should Know provides a fun graphic offering just that.

Is it just me, or is finding a remedy for passive voice challenging sometimes? Jerry Jenkins offers solutions in this post, How to Fix Passive Voice.

Need help with Twitter? The Writing Life's Terry Whalin has been active there since 2008 and has it down to a science. He shares his insight in Twitter Tips: Who to Follow and Who to Block.

Your learning style can help direct you to the right writing course. How? Pen and Prosper's Jennifer Brown Banks explains in How to Match Your Learning Style to the Right Writer's Training.

Speaking of courses, the Coffeehouse for Writers offers year round writing classes. From Basic Boot Camp and Blogging for Profit or Pleasure to Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul and E-publishing and more, they have something for everyone.

Are you a fiction writer who has difficulty infusing humor into your stories? C. S. Lakin at Live Write Thrive highlights her take on the topic in 4 Ways to Use Humor in Your Fiction.


Have any good resources to share? What are you working on this week?

Happy writing,
Karen 


Photo credit: Karen Lange's iPhone :)

17 comments :

  1. Thanks for the great links. I don't get Twitter that much so may check out your link. Have a great week!

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  2. I joined Twitter less than a year after it began but I've not done as much with it as I should.

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  3. Natalie,
    You're welcome. Hope they are helpful. Twitter - yes, I kind of have a love/dislike relationship with it, and it's mostly due to time and not understanding its full uses.

    Diane,
    You know, there are those that love Twitter and I guess it's a matter of preference to some extent. And for me, taking the time to learn more about it. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  4. Thanks for the links, Karen! I'm always amazed at how many great resources there are on the web!
    Happy Writing!

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  5. Hi Karen - I need to look at the Twitter sometime soon ... and also the 5 Writing Rules Everyone Should Know ... but good links and always helpful - cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/t-is-for-turkey.html

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  6. Reminders are always great, especially when we are in the thick of it. I read the first post you liked to just now—loved #3: don't use words you don't know the meaning.

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  7. Karen: I checked out the sites you have given us. I did confirm that I am a visual learner. I read Terry Whalin's article. I need to study it more to understand his process. Thank you for these helps.

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  8. Thanks, Karen. You ALWAYS help! On my way to adding humor to fiction. Even though I write NF, I'm sure I can learn from this article.
    Happy Week!
    Jen

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  9. Always appreciate links to helpful sites. Thanks.

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  10. Tyrean,
    I know, there are so many out there! Glad you liked them. :) Hope the surgery recovery is going well.

    Hilary,
    Let me know when you do get on Twitter. Will be happy to follow and all that good stuff.:)

    Holly,
    Yes, I liked that tip too. You're right, we need refreshers sometimes! :) I get too into my own head sometimes! lol

    Cecelia,
    So glad you enjoyed them. I found them helpful, and was hoping you all would too. :) You are very welcome!

    Jen,
    Ah, you're so sweet. Hope you find one or two helpful. :) Terry always offers some helpful insight.

    Lee,
    You are welcome. There are so many out there, you know? :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  11. I need a Twitter tutorial. How do you get rid of people/companies you don't want following you? I haven't been on there in a long time. It's not my favorite social media site. (I miss the days when the main way to connect was blogging.)

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  12. Great roundup, Karen. I especially like the article about all the ways humor can add to your writing. Thanks so much. A great resource I recently discovered is Tamar Sloan's blog, PsychWriter, Where Psychology Meets Writing http://linkis.com/psychwriter.com.au/2/pwuGe

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  13. Hi Karen! I always love your resource lists, and this is a great one as usual. I really need to read the passive voice article! Coffeehouse for Writers sounds interesting too. Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge and connections :)
    Ceil

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  14. Susan,
    I could use a Twitter tutorial too. I use it, but not to its fullest potential. Ha, I miss those days too! :)

    Ruth,
    Thanks so much. I come across so many great resources and just have to share. :) Thanks for the link!

    Ceil,
    Thank you! Hope that you find a few useful items here. As far as passive writing, I'm still working on that one some too. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  15. I'm bookmarking this post so I can come back and check out all those links. Especially the one on Twitter. I tweet but I don't understand it at all.

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  16. Hi Karen! The week's almost over and I just got a chance to check out your links. Glad I did. Interested in learning more about my learning style--I think I'm more visual than the others--but I want to look into this a little more. Thanks for all the great links again :-)

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  17. Linda,
    I'm with you. Twitter is not within my comfort zone! Although I have learned a few new things about it this year. Wishing you well with it! :)

    Kenda,
    I liked that post about the learning styles too. Anything to help us along, right?:) You are most welcome!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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