Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Surfing

The Big Comparison Of Google Reader RSS Feed Alternatives

What Not to Think About When You’re Writing

Writing with the ending in mind?

Tightening the Story

The Fantasy Novelist's Exam

Instincts

A Key to Creating Conflict in Fiction

IWSG: Have You Met THE WRITER'S TICKLE MONSTER???

The Book Marketing Maze: 22 Wrong Turns & How To Avoid Them (part 1)

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25 comments:

  1. I hadn't read any of those links, thanks!

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    1. There are some good ones in there, Sara! Enjoy!

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  2. I remember the tickle monster post.
    Still need to get my follow on Feedly button up.

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    1. Based on that article, I may need to look into getting some additional follow buttons too. There really is quite a selection of readers from which to choose.

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  3. I didn't know there was so much out there advising people how to write.

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    1. Oh yes, quite a bit of advice floats out there in cyberspace, and just a teeny tiny little fraction of it has to do with writing. Gotta love the information age.

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  4. That exam is more of a checklist I think. :p Nothing wrong with many of those, as long as they have some uniqueness. Robert Jordan may have followed the hero's journey, but he did it really well. Only two apply to my novel outline/the couple thousand words I've actually written in full, another three partially. Oh, and who ever said the stew was any good? I can't imagine it takes more than a few minutes to boil rabbit and vegetables into an edible state.

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    1. I came upon that exam (or another one very similar) a year or two ago and enjoyed checking things off (for good or ill) back then too. Gotta run get me some stew now. :-)

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  5. I wonder why that guy didn't mention Bloglovin'?

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    1. I wondered about that myself, Richard. Maybe it's just big in our bloggy neighborhood?

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  6. 12 angry men is possibly one of the best 'clasic' movies I've ever seen. Worth watching over again.

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    1. I don't think I've ever seen that--at least not all the way through. Some good actors in it though.

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  7. Hi Jeff,

    You publish a post and I get an email notification. Okay, I might not get to you right away, but it's been good using the follow by email application.

    Thank for the links and I note one of my most adoring fans, the lovable and gosh darn smiley, Tammy, is duly noted.

    Take care, Jeff. I've gotta' go check my eyelids for cracks! :)

    Gary

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    1. It's always a pleasure when you drop by, Gary. Whether you're Sunday Surfing, Monday Surfing or any-other-day Surfing. :)

      It's good to know that the "follow by email" gadget actually works. I still haven't been able to find any way of knowing whether people are using it or not.

      Take care of those eyelids. :)

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  8. So many great links today! I could relate a lot to the "writing with the ending in mind" one. I used to never write with a clear sense of the end, but now I make sure I do. (Like, I already know the very end of my webcomic, even though it'll be a few years before anyone else does, haha.) Knowing the end really is a great way to stay on track!

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    1. It really does make things a lot easier when you know ahead of time how everything ends. I hope the end of your webcomic doesn't come TOO soon though!

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  9. Totally surprised and honored for including me amongst coolness. Thank you!!!!!!!!! Tickle tickle

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    1. giggle giggle due to tickle tickle. :) You're welcome. I enjoyed the post.

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  10. Hi Jeff, enjoying all the links as always :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I like knowing that people appreciate them. I have found some gems over the past year or so. And sharing them makes it even better.

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  11. I'm really liking your links. You've given me heaps of reading to do though :P

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    1. Lynda! You ended up in my SPAM folder!! Blogger should know better! Sorry about all the extra reading...sorta. ;-)

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  12. awesome links! THanks for sharing them. I"m particularly curiuos about the fantasy novelists exam. :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Always a pleasure to find and share. The exam is cool. :)

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  13. Ack, can't believe I'm this far behind on your Sunday Surfing links. You had some great ones in here, as usual!

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