Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Surfing

Finding Your Natural Writing Voice

And for contrast, Finding your Writer’s Voice

Writing: A Mind Game

Befriending Your Creativity

Passive Voice in Creative Writing

Your E-Book Is Reading You

Graphing Out Your Plot

How to self-publish an ebook

Are You Trying to Write a Well-Written Book or Tell a Great Story?

Your Facebook Profile as a Marketing Tool with Penny Sansevieri

23 Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger and 23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger

Blog Design Questions:

Popular Posts List:
I seek your preference. I intend to leave the monthly "Popular Posts" list up for a while longer. Prior to August, I displayed the seven "All Time" popular since I normally only post two-to-three times per week.  I wanted to maximize exposure for my guests during the August is Awesome series so I switched it to the ten most popular for the past thirty days.  Do you prefer seeing the "All Time" or the "Past Month" list?  Five of each?

Facebook Gadget:
Facebook Counterpart?
Anyone know where I can find a decent, but simple-to-implement Facebook gadget?  Ideally, I'd like something along the lines of the Google+ gadget, something that would both open my page in a new window or tab and allow a Like.  (I might actually start promoting my Facebook page if I could ever decide on a decent cover image.)

I plan to clean up my sidebar's off-site links this month, although the process will likely be gradual.  I'm open to suggestions regarding categories, quantities, even specific sites.  My objective will be to really hone in on the best resources for things like grammar, story craft, critiquing circles, fun stuff, etc.

Is there anything else you think I should add?  Or remove?  Or change?  All the discussion regarding blog design I've read recently got me to thinking.  I welcome your input.

Enjoy the links!!


  1. I'd say leave the most recent popular posts up for a little bit, but that's based on the fact I just got here!
    I could point you to some blogger sites who have some great resources listed that you might want to list as well.

    1. I’ll definitely be leaving the 30-day list up for a while—probably through the end of September.

      Yes, I’d LOVE to be pointed to those sites. (There are so many good resources out there.)