Monday, April 2, 2012

Advice for Writers: 027

April is a rather busy month for me, but not too busy to still share some of my favorite advice for writers from around the Internet. (Btw, click here for Day 2 of the April Platform Challenge.)

Publishing: The Long and Winding Road, by Rachelle Gardner. Gardner reminds writers that building a writing career is not an overnight phenomenon.

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue, by K.M. Weiland. This post reveals 10 tips for handling argumentative dialogue without killing the momentum of the story.

How to Write a Manuscript: 5 Key Tips, by Brian A. Klems. These tips are mainly for novelists, but they can help out other writers as well, especially the final tip.

When Your Online Presence is a Moving Target, by Alexis Grant. Especially with the April Platform Challenge happening this month, Alexis wrestles with a very real dilemma over whether to put more effort into her paid newsletter with fewer subscribers or her free newsletter with more potential to grow.

The Copyblogger "Secret" to Creating Better Content, by Sonia Simone. Regular writers could learn a thing or two from copywriters--and so regular bloggers could learn a thing or two from copybloggers. Sonia shares some really useful tips on how to write engaging content that produces a reaction from readers.


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J. R. Nova said...

It's nice to see all these links in one place. Thanks.

Esther Bradley-DeTally said...

Day 2 – Build your Platform-online and off.

Set Goals

Short Term-

April – Complete April Platform Challenge;
Publicize with library Courage to Write anthology
Become more savvy with Word Press and blogging in general
Read with Women’s Group
Lead more workshops
Be of continued service in my Community
Make Pasadena Baha’i Newsletter solid
Be open to computer learning
Make good income
Serve others

Long Term

Write one or two more books
Increase income substantially
Increase writing groups
Be computer savvy
Be Word Press savvy
Read, do book reviews, share with others-widespread
Become financially independent, prosper materially
Help others
Contribute to the awareness of one humanity
Speak at Gatherings and
Do more readings of books
Be aware of the anonymous amongst us and serve
Solace the sorrow-laden heart
Laugh a lot
Manage time wisely
Stay in good physical shape
Know my granddaughter more
Encourage and love family and all I meet
Wallace Stegner fellowship-get it
When I lay down my bones, have made my world lighter

Gail at Gail-Friends said...


Sandy Green said...

Finished and caught up!

Esther Bradley-DeTally said...

Okay, I have Twitter, updated it a bit, can't seem to change my name; it's Esther DeTally; fixed it in some places.