Monday, October 24, 2011

Advice for Writers: 008

Another week, another helping of advice and tips for writers:

The Difference Between Your "Current Platform" and "Future Platform," by Chuck Sambuchino. The editor of Guide to Literary Agents and humor book author discusses platform now to predict platform for the future.

My Secret for Battling Procrastination, by Jane Friedman. A terrific post by Jane on how she battles procrastination. Her process is similar to mine, though I found a tip in this post to try for myself.

7 Quick Ways to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Social Media Workhorse, by Lewis Howes. I get some mileage out of my LinkedIn account. However, there's always an even better way to use these sites.

What's Your Klout Score?, by Jordyn Redwood. Speaking of social media sites, Redwood discusses Klout, which apparently measures your effectiveness on various social networks.

5 Elements of a Resonant Closing Line, by K.M. Weiland. While you need a great opening to keep them reading, a resonant closing will keep them (and by them, I mean readers) thinking and talking.

Sending Out Work Into the World (Or Not Doing That at All!), by Kelli Russell Agodon. In this post, Kelli doesn't give advice so much as share her inability to submit. We've all been there, right? But as Kelli says, "Submitting your work is part of the job of a writer." Be sure to read the comments on this one.

Okay, six pieces of advice is a good way to start the week. Then, be sure to get writing, submitting, or procrastinating (if that's how you roll).


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