March 25, 2014
We all need inspiration. We just do. I get it from my friends that get together with me to write. Where do you find yours? Check out the links this week to give you some inspiration. May your creative juices be turned on full force!
March 11, 2014
An important part of the writing process is to work with critique partners. I know everyone has their own way of doing this, but I’ve seen it done two ways.
1. You email pages to your group several days in advance, they use track changes and print out their suggestions. So if you exchange 10 pages and you have 4 people in your group, you’re printing off 40 pages.
2. You make a copy of your pages for every member of your group and you work on it together- still 40 pages. Do that once a week for a month and you’ve used 160 pages of printer paper. That adds up in a hurry!
We like saving money! Here are two different, cost effective paper suppliers. I feel my pockets getting heavier with savings.
******If you have a place that’s cheaper, please share with the Musetracks family.
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http://www.costco.com/Costco-Copy-Paper,-Letter,-20lb,-92-Bright,-5,000ct-6%2B-Case-Pricing-CS1-677776.product.11766029.html By far, the best deal I found.
August 13, 2013
I was searching for a really cool link to share with you this week and I found one that I think you will all like! This site has just about everything you could want in a destination for writers.
If you haven’t traveled to their island of information, then perhaps you might want to go to the island of Salt Cay in October for a writers retreat! (It’s highlighted on their page) Sigh, I know I would…..
Besides announcing events in the writing world, they have articles, forums, ways for you to advertise, and writing classes. I hope you enjoy exploring Absolutewrite as much as I have. Now, if I could only figure out a way to make it to the Bahamas.
July 30, 2013
This is an interesting website and is only a few months old.
“Writer Beat is a cross between a social network and a blog. But unlike a social network, the site is structured so that articles rather than individuals are featured prominently.”
I can’t explain it better than that. It’s sort of like a hot sheet for blog posts and it’s updated hourly. There are three ways to participate on this site; as a contributor, a reader, or as a commenter. A contributor posts the articles in hopes to gain readership. Readers can give recommendations for the articles they enjoyed. Commenters can generate conversation.
Check it out!
July 23, 2013
I got this off a friend on Facebook and thought I’d do everyone a service by re-posting here. Found on Hello Giggles, a blog for women covering a wide, and pretty fun, array of topics, the post enlightens us of 10 words we might be using incorrectly. I am sad to say, I may be slightly guilty of these sins. Tell me you are, too.
If anything, the author, Tyler, is delightfully funny. Enjoy!
July 17, 2012
Got books for sale through Amazon? Do you regularly check your sales ranking?
NovelRank is a free site that can track the rankings of both digital and print sales in real-time. And not just the U.S., but through all Amazon outlets. The site will even provide you a look at how your books’ ranking compare with each other in a colored-coded chart.
Pretty cool. Check it out.