First, I am blogging daily in May as part of WordCount's Blogathon. I'm enjoying some old blogging friends while finding new ones.
In the last few days, I bookmarked several writing-related posts to print and keep. So now it's time to share what I found:
The ABCs of Web Content Writing
By Sara Lancaster, No 2 Pen Blog
From A to Z, Sara gives helpful advice for web content writing. But I thought it could be used for any kind of writing. Some of my favorites...
- Stop BORING yourself. Write content you would want to read.
- Never let a good idea escape you. JOT it down!
- READ Web content out loud. (My note: I edit everything this way)
By Kathryn Lance, Books and Musings Blog
We've all been there... staring at a blank page. Kathryn had some wonderful advice. My favorite: write a scene you know you can do.
|From Writer Granny's World|
By Nancy Julien Kopp, Writer Granny's World
Would a poster of four good looking men keep you focused on your writing? Nancy inspired me to keep on writing by reminding me why I write and what excuses I use not to.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Book Cover
By Laura Orsini, Marcie Brock, Book Marketing Maven
Some great advice with example covers. My favorite tidbit...The bottom line is: Design the most professional cover you can afford. After editing, it is the most important part of the book!
Also check out her Author Blog Challenge. I hope to sign up sometime this week, although June will be interesting with travel and kids home from school. Hmmmm.
Please take some time to stop by and read these posts.
I promise you'll come away inspired!
Now for my A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) check in...
Writing: Yep, but not on my WIP. Sad face. The fact that Mom has the chapters right now is no excuse. I have a YA book in the works and a new short story. Write. Woman. Write.
Blogging: Daily. Keeping up with Blogathon commitments.
Reading & Editing: Sluggish. Sunday was Mother's Day and yesterday was my oldest daughter's birthday. And, yes... I did wait until the last minute to get gifts, make a cake, make cards, etc.
Social Media: My husband has been out of town, so I've stayed up way too late catching up. But catching up I did.
Exercise: Fist pump. Too bad sugar reared its ugly head in the shape of my daughter's birthday cake!
How are my fellow writers doing this week?