It was so hot outside on Sunday that I spent all day in front of my computer. Therefore, I was able to get two — count them TWO — blogs done over the weekend: this Monday mashup, and a post for www.TheRedKimono.com, titled “A Book by Its Cover.”
But did I add any wordage to my sequel? No. However, I did plenty of thinking and wondering and wondering and thinking.
At least I can count the blogs as marketing, and I hope the following links help you to write or at least assist you with marketing your writing.
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On the website, About.com, Guy Bergstrom posts the article, “Writing Hard Headlines and Intros.” This concise article may have been written primarily for journalists, but it provides excellent suggestions that can be applied to honing novels into a single captivating headline, too.
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WinningWriters.com posts updates on poetry and short story competitions and was listed as one of Writers Digest‘s 101 Best Websites for Writers. I’ve already entered a couple of poems into the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse, deadline June 30, 2012.
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AgentQuery.com is an excellent and free resource for writers and is another website that was listed in Writers’ Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. I am highlighting one page on the website in particular, because I often hear confusion from writers regarding genre. The genre list provided by AgentQuery.com provides one of the most comprehensive lists of descriptions I’ve seen.