Link Of The Week- Inspire Yourselves

March 25, 2014

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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!

http://writer-inspiration.tumblr.com/Inspiration-true-writers-33271137-491-617

 

http://writetodone.com/31-ways-to-find-inspiration-for-your-writing/tumblr_mm87qksxdy1s83kwbo1_400

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Stay-Inspired-(for-Writers-and-Artists)

 

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Musetracks Hunts For A Good Deal

March 11, 2014

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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.085

 

http://www.shoplet.com/HP-All-In-One-Printing-Paper/HEW207010/spdv If you don’t like to get out and shop- this one is for you. Free shipping!

 

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.

 

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Link Of The Week- Free Writing Classes!

February 4, 2014

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Courses in Writing

http://www.onlinecourses.com/writing/

We all want something for free. Right? Well, here’s a deal you should look into. Hone your skills or learn something new. I’m thinking about signing up to learn more about crafting a good short story!


Link Of The Week- It’s A Bonanza!

October 8, 2013

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Hello Muse Track peeps! I was hunting around the web for a super web site to share with you all and I found this luscious little gem. You could call it a warehouse of great sites all wrapped up in one easy-to-find place.

http://websitesforwriters.libroville.com/books


Link Of The Week

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.

http://absolutewrite.com/

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 Bahamasac028f62.


Link of the Week – WriterBeat

July 30, 2013

This is an interesting website and is only a few months old.

getty rf exploringWriter 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!

http://www.writerbeat.com/index.php#!top-news


Link of the Week – 10 Misused Words- Hello Giggles

July 23, 2013
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Inconceivable!

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.

http://hellogiggles.com/10-words-that-youve-probably-been-misusing

If anything, the author, Tyler, is delightfully funny. Enjoy!


Link of the Week – Social Media Examiner

November 6, 2012

I love finding gems for Link of the Week.

This time, I give you, Social Media Examiner. Taken straight from their site:

“Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.”

There is so much great content on this site. You must check it out!

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/


Link of the Week – Freedom

October 16, 2012

One of my biggest distractions is the lure of the internet. I’ll be chugging along, writing the next masterpiece, when I hit a bump. It may be the need of a thesaurus, do a bit of research, or check the etymology of a word, and suddenly, I’ve popped on to the internet. You know what happens from there. Yep, I’ve got to check my email. While I’m at it, I might as well see what’s happening on my social media networks. Next thing I know, half an hour of my writing time has been sucked away- time I will never regain. Damn you, Facebook!

So, on that note, here is a handy, dandy tool to keep slackers like me from logging on.

Freedom is an app that blocks you from the internet for a predetermined amount of time. There is a one-time nominal fee for the app, but it just might be worth it for us writers.

http://macfreedom.com/


Link of the Week – NovelRank

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.

http://www.novelrank.com/

Pretty cool. Check it out.