Link of the Week – Power Thesaurus

April 26, 2016

Can’t find the right word? Do I have a site for you.CC - RF - Thesaurus

Power Thesaurus is a super easy word finder with an endless supply of synonyms and antonyms. It even has filters based on action, sounds, topics, and parts of speech.

Power Thesaurus is a fast, convenient and comprehensive online thesaurus.

It’s crowdsourced, meaning it has been built by a community of writers for writers.

Check it out! You might just bookmark the site.


Link Of The Week- Amazon Algorithm

February 16, 2016

Did you know that Amazon had a site just for its algorithm? Well, it does. There’s some interesting information here if you are a writer. Check it out! “If you’ve done a search on Amazon, you’ve used the A9 Product Search engine.” amazon-logo-o http://www.a9.com/


Link Of The Week- Hashtag Anyone?

January 5, 2016

 

 

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http://www.authormedia.com/44-essential-twitter-hashtags-every-author-should-know/


Link Of The Week- Tips!

October 6, 2015

Whether you are a new writer struggling to understand this crazy path, or a seasoned, published pro, this is a great site! Every day another nugget of advice and wisdom is shared. Topics can be anything from grammar, to a writer’s life, to writing politics. You name it, if it’s good for a writer to know, it’s here.writing

 

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/


Bonus Link Of The Week- Pace Yourself!

August 11, 2015

Running on our Back-To-School link this week, we thought we’d bring a link to a phenomenal workshop being offered on pacing. This is a crucial element to great writing. You lose the pacing, you lose the readers! It’s as simple as that.

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***DEADLINE – August 14, 2015.  PILOT class begins online, Saturday, August 15, 2015. (More details here.)

 

(PILOT) THE GENIUS PACING ACADEMY

[FOR FICTION WRITERS]

for a limited time…

 

the PILOT will be open to a small group, at $100’s off the final pricetag.  This is your chance to learn what you really need to fix, after you’ve done everything right and still haven’t sold… or sold well enough.

 

For 15 pilot students, this will change everything.  The PILOT cost?  Only $47. 

 

This 8-week, advanced course is an all-new way to understand why your story succeeds or fails, and exactly how to fix it.

 

This isn’t your mama’s pacing.

         In fact, it’s not what you’ve been taught before, at all.

 

It cuts across every technique you’ve already mastered.  And it requires a new roadmap.

 

While all the other craft-of-fiction techniques (plot, character, setting, theme, dialogue, etc.) are about what YOU, the writer, want to create (and how to pull it off), pacing is about how driven the READER feels to keep reading.

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew how to assess pacing, this thing that really exists only in someone else’s head, and we knew how to kick its butt?

 

If pacing is the reader’s reaction to your story, you can’t be asking what the questions you normally ask as a writer (like what you want to create).  Quite simply, you have to ask waaay different questions. And you have to think with a different “brain.”

 

The Genius Pacing Academy gives you an easy (but deep) framework for evaluating what matters to the reader and what YOU need to put on the page.

 

All this comes together in The Genius Pacing Academy framework.   Using the framework as a guide, you’ll decode both what you do (words on the page) and what the reader does (your story experienced as her/his virtual reality).

 

Exactly what’s in The Genius Pacing Academy Framework?

 

* 10 page-level lenses for every single scene (and every single page) you ever write.

 

* 3 large-scale, story-level pacing “jobs” that work for every genre and every story-form (novel, short story, even scripts).

 

The pacing framework takes the unknowable and turns it into a deep, powerful skillset you’ll use every time you write, brainstorm, critique, and revise.

 

For 15 pilot students, this will change everything.  The cost?  Only $47.  SIGN UP NOW to be one of the pilot students.  Together, we’ll revolutionize the power of your writing.  Your readers will thank you.

 

GO HERE. (Your secrect code is MUSE.)

 

Questions? I’m here to help.  Diane Holmes GeniusPacingAcademy@gmail.com

 


Link Of The Week- Back To School Week!

August 11, 2015

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Have you ever thought about going back to school to get a degree in some form of writing or communications? Here’s a site to jump start your search listing 20 schools that offer programs just for you!

 

 

http://study.com/search/q_p/page/0/c3/2089/online/false/q_p/find.html

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Link Of The Week- “The Coolest, Fastest, Distraction-Free Writing App Around”

July 14, 2015

You’ve got to check this out! There’s a free version and an upgraded paid version- both look very cool.

https://writer.bighugelabs.com/welcome

Free Version:

A fast and distraction-free fullscreen writing environment

Saves automatically as you write

All writing is private, secure, and backed up regularly

Save an unlimited number of documents

Works online and off

Customize colors, fonts, and line spacing

Optional typewriter sounds

Automatic word count and writing goalsebay010_zps4f2f2896

 

 


Link Of The Week- All Things Regency

May 5, 2015

Do you write historicals? Paranormals from another time? If your books have anything to do with the Regency Era- these sites are for you! Research is the lifeblood for many novels. Get the facts wrong and half of your audience is out the door vowing to never read another one of your books. I thought these sites dealing with period dress of the time were quite good. I hope you enjoy them.

 

http://www.janeausten.co.uk/ 5aab039371391e3939cdf1b66a1566f5

 

http://www.maggiemayfashions.com/regency.html

 

https://www.pinterest.com/vanessakellyaut/regency-era-clothing/ RM02


Link Of The Week- Improve Your Writing!

April 14, 2015

I love poking around the internet to find good places for writers to get valuable, mostly free, stuff. I found this little jewel and plan on working through every article she wrote. The one on deep POV is particularly good and I believe, if you master that tidbit, your writing will shoot through the roof! Hope you enjoy going back to school. 🙂

SchoolsCool

 

http://jordanmccollum.com/free-writing-guides/

 


Link of the Week – Apple iBooks Link Maker

March 31, 2015

Hey kiddies!

Did you know you can create Apple iBooks banners, widgets, and link buttons for your books? It sooo simple, a monkey could do it! (Click on links if the images are not showing. Though a monkey can do it, apparently WordPress doesn’t always recognize the monkey’s hard work.)

Click on the handy dandy button to go directly to A KISS IN THE WIND’s page in Apple’s iBook store.

A Kiss in the Wind – Jennifer Bray-Weber

Check out this banner I did in less than 3 minutes!

//banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=1044813592&c=us&l=en-US&w=300&h=250&store=books

And look at this awesome widget! If you click on it, it takes you straight to DEAD MAN”S KISS book page! Try it, I dare ya!

Dead Man’s Kiss – Jennifer Bray-Weber

There are options to customize. Including your books outside the United States. And they all can be added to your website and blogs.

//banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=&bt=catalog&t=catalog_white&id=649219623&c=it&l=it-IT&w=300&h=250

And the site even lets you create a feed showing the top Audiobooks (and books, movie, music…) How cool is that? Check it out!
http://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/us/