Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Advice for Writers: 016

Missed this feature yesterday while working through a mountain of poems for the 2013 Poet's Market. Lots of good advice from around the web.

7 Ways Meditation Increases Creativity, by Orna Ross. One point I especially like in this post actually isn't one of the 7 ways. Ross writes, "Writers regularly cite one problem with meditation: they don’t have time. For all the reasons outlined above, it’s clear that for writers, meditation doesn’t take time, it makes time."

Some Thoughts on Switching Over to Facebook Timeline, by Kelli Russell Agodon. Some more perspective on the new Facebook timeline. Click here to read some of my timeline tips, which actually overlap a little with this post.

Greetings from Mt. San Angelo, by Sandra Beasley. Beasley shares her process for working at a writing colony, specifically the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Post shares her process and includes pictures.

25 Things Writers Should Start Doing, by Chuck Wendig. There's a cool little graph at the top of Wendig's post, which includes things writers should immediately start doing like "Start Reading Poetry" and "Start Making Your Own Opportunities."

Why Google+ is an Inevitable Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy, by Brian Clark. This post isn't written specifically for writers, but it underlines why resisting (or avoiding) Google+ is futile. Reason number one for me is this: "Google+ is Google...period."

Is Your Book Good, Great, or Hot?, by Rachelle Gardner. As a literary agent, Gardner explains what makes a book hot, which often trumps books that are good and even great.


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