Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Surfing

Next Time, I’ll Self-publish (The comments are worth reading.)

One of the funniest A-to-Z posts I've read yet: R is for- Rumpology

Author Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Writers Using Social Media

S is for Sequels

Writing an Op-ed Article

Under Things and Unmentionables

5 Bone-Chilling Writing Tips from Alfred Hitchcock

Pro Writing Aid

As Plain As the Nose on Your Face by Julie Daines for Utah Children's Writers 30 Days 30 Stories series. Julie took clich├ęs to the next level.

34 comments:

  1. The first one was very interesting. I think that's the first time I've read something that was so completely pro-self and anti-traditional.

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    1. It was interesting, including the comment replies.

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  2. Wow, that first link was an eye-opener.

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    1. I try to find posts that both praise and demean self-publishing and traditional publishing. I find that reading the extremes on both sides helps me find a more accurate balance.

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  3. Oh yeah, rumpology was hilarious. The ones on self-publishing and sequels were my faves. Also checked out tips from Hitchcock. Great surfing today Jeff and thanks for sharing.

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    1. There were some good ones out there this time.

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  4. Thanks for this, Jeff. And the others (well, the ones I've linked to so far) have been great.

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  5. The pro aid thing looks interesting, will give it a try.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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    1. Yeah, I tried it with some of my sections with interesting results.

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  6. I had seen the Rumpology one before. I have a friend who went with a small publisher some time ago. She has since been posting messages against them on Facebook and has had her book handled by another house and is doing quite well with it.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. It usually boils down to finding the right agent, right publisher and right publishing avenue.

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  7. Rumpology got me! I can't stop laughing. Great recommendation Jeff.

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    1. That and "As Plain As the Nose on Your Face" both cracked me up.

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  8. Great lists as always-- Mike's article (on op-eds) was excellent.

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    1. He did a fantastic job with it. Definitely work linking.

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  9. As always, great links...thanks :)

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  10. Loving today's links! The advice from the "Alfred Hitchcock" one was especially inspiring. :)

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    1. Advice from the greats is always worth reading. :)

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  11. Great links, Jeff. I particularly liked the Hitchcock and self-publishing ones. Awesome.

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    1. You're welcome. I do try to find a decent variety each week. Time can be an unforgiving adversary though.

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  12. These were excellent. I read them in bed, then couldn't sleep because my brain was too busy.

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    1. Thanks, JoLynne. Good reading always does that. :)

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  13. Great collection, as usual ... must not google rumpology, must not google rump...

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  14. Will have to check these out! (great...now I know what I'm doing with my afternoon...agh, and I need to write- thanks )

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  15. The Pro Writing Aid says I rock, hahahaha!

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    1. You didn't need Pro Writing Aid to tell you that. Telling you that is my job!

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    2. Yes, yes, along with reminding me that it is time to get some interrupted work done. Challenge is over and the time to finish stories has come. :)

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    3. Actually, I was going to wait until tomorrow to remind you of the interrupted work. LOL

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