In case some of you didn’t get the memo, it’s Sunday again, and that means it’s time for me to share this week’s posts from two of my favorite blogs! Between laying new floors here at home and my Meet the Author Tea at DeBary Hall yesterday, I haven’t even had a chance to read all of these posts yet (though I’ll get to it soon), but I have no problem at all passing them along for you to check out anyway. You know as well as I do that they are always entertaining, enlightening, and informative, so please do take a look. You’ll be glad you did!
MONDAY: John W. Howell starts the week off with what appears to be a very instructional post entitled Gestures and Dialogue–A Perfect Show Don’t Tell Team. I can’t wait to read the entire post and feel sure I’ll find it helpful! Check out John’s post HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Joan Hall’s mid-week post entitled Plan Ahead to Maximize Time is one I’m eager to read fully. This is something I’m sure all of us struggle with at least now and then, and I know I can use all the tips I can get. Check out Joan’s post HERE.
FRIDAY: Staci Troilo wraps up the week with what I know will be a terrific post, entitled Story Development and Execution Part 4: Dialogue. Can’t wait to read it, and I’m sure you’ll want to as well. Check out Staci’s post HERE.
And once again, Sally Cronin and crew have outdone themselves with a weekly roundup that is chock full of great things. Animal videos, music, cooking, reviews, new releases, you name it. It’ll be there!
Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUp HERE
And there you have it!
Happy Reading Everyone!
Today is Sun’s Day, and another chance to share some wonderful posts from this past week from two of my favorite blogs. If you missed any of these, now’s your second chance at them. Enjoy!
MONDAY: D. L. Finn starts the week off with a very helpful post entitled Writing Book Blurbs, something most of us do not look forward to. Check out her tips on what to do, and what to avoid HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Mae Clair’s mid-week post entitled Writing Inquiry Letters is one you won’t want to miss if you’re considering giving trad publishing a try. I would have NO idea where to start, and I suspect I’m not alone in that, but Mae’s post will put you on the path to doing so in a way that won’t scare potential agents off. Check it out HERE.
FRIDAY: To wrap up the week Joan Hall shares some great reminders (and some things you may never even have thought of) in her post entitled Blogging Etiquette. I really love this post, as it is so important if you want to be part of the blogging community. (And she also reminded me of something I do quite unintentionally that I need to watch out for.) You can check out Joan’s post HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: I had some kind of brain malfunction earlier and credited Harmony Kent with this lovely post from Joan Hall. Blame it on creeping senility, long-COVID, or general stupidity, but I swear to you, I read the post and knew it was Joan’s, and I apologize to both of these lovely ladies for such a dumb mistake!! *goes off hanging head in shame*
Once again, Sally’s fabulous blog has presented us with posts on all kinds of subjects, some wonderful videos, and plenty of great stuff supporting her fellow writers and bloggers. In case you didn’t know this, Sally ROCKS! 😊
Check Sally’s Smorgasbord Blog Magazine RoundUp Post HERE
And there you have it for this week, Folks !
And here it is Sunday once again. Odd how that seems to happen every week about this time, isn’t it? Oh, well … odd or not, it’s time for taking a look at what’s been going on at #StoryEmpire and on Sally Cronin’s #Smorgasbord blog. As usual, it’s great stuff! See for yourselves!
MONDAY: Beem Weeks gets things rolling with his very helpful post entitled Show Don’t Tell. He’s got some great tips and reminders for you, so be sure to check it out HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Mae Clair’s mid-week post is entitled Ebooks and Libraries #Libby #KindleReading, and shares information on what sounds to me like a wonderful app everyone should consider downloading. Check out Mae’s post HERE.
FRIDAY: D. Wallace Peach wraps up the week with Part 2 of her wonderful series on Crafting Rich Characters. She focuses on three different aspects that need to be considered and how to mix them up so the folks who people your books are realistic and believable. Check it out HERE.
As always, Sally’s Smorgasbord Weekly RoundUp post is filled to the brim with great stuff. Cooking, music, books, videos, you name it! Head on over to be sure you haven’t missed anything this week.
You can check out the Smorgasbord Weekly RoundUp Post HERE
And there you have it for this week!
A bit late this morning, but here you go! Another week, another recap of the fantastic posts on #StoryEmpire and Sally Cronin’s #Smorgasbord WeeklyRoundUp. Trust me … lots of stuff you won’t want to miss this week, so happy browsing!
As usual, #StoryEmpire has three most excellent posts on writing-related topics, and here are the direct links:
MONDAY: To start the week, D. Wallace Peach presents a wonderfully helpful post on one of my favorite topics–character development, and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Check out Crafting Rich Characters Part 1 HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Mid-week, we have Jan Sikes sharing a super post entitled #MKTG – Part 10 – More on Amazon Ads. If you struggle with marketing like I do, you’ll definitely want to check out this post, and the entire series! You can find this post HERE.
FRIDAY: And wrapping up the week, we have Craig Boyack’s super-interesting post Expansion Pack: Story Engineering, featuring some wonderful tips from author Sue Coletta. Check it out HERE.
And of course, you know I wouldn’t miss sharing Sally Cronin’s weekly roundup on her fabulous Smorgasbord blog. SO much going on over there, you’ll want to check it out to be sure you didn’t miss anything.
Check out this week’s #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp HERE.
As I promised, I’m starting all my regular weekly features up again for the new year, and today I’m happy to share the news from my friends at both Story Empire and Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blogs. Enjoy!
MONDAY: To start of the week, Gwen Plano’s post The Writer’s Contract with Readers reminds us how important covers and blurbs are when it comes to attracting readers. Check it out HERE.
TUESDAY: A bonus post from Mae Clair filled with fantastic news: Story Empire has added two new authors to their family! If you missed this announcement, you can find out who’s joining the team by checking out Mae’s post HERE.
WEDNESDAY: New Story Empire member Beem Weeks is off to a great start with a really helpful first post entitled Writing Set-Ups for the Big Reveal. His tips are extremely useful and I can’t wait to see what else he has to share in the weeks ahead. Check out Beem’s post HERE.
FRIDAY: Mae Clair returns to wrap up the week with a fantastic post, Creating a Promotional Author Video. Not only is this one filled with extremely helpful tips on doing so, it includes a super video of Mae putting those tips to good use. Check it all out HERE.
As always, TONS of good stuff going on at Sally’s Smorgasbord blog. Lots of things of interest, and some very entertaining stuff too. Be sure you didn’t miss anything this week, and don’t forget to take a look at the videos! Guaranteed smiles!
Check Out Sally’s Weekly RoundUp Post HERE
It’s Sunday again, and time to share what’s been going on over at Story Empire and Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blogs!
MONDAY: Craig Boyack starts of this week with his post entitled The Three Acts: Act 2, Part 2. You won’t want to miss this one! Check it out HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Harmony Kent takes the midweek spot with her post entitled How to Write Point of View, Part 7, Switching Point of View. Good stuff, as always! Check it out HERE.
FRIDAY: And Denise Finn wraps up the week with her excellent post entitled Writing and Ideas. Be sure to check it out by clicking HERE.
And as usual, Sally’s Smorgasbord RoundUp post is crammed so full of goodies, it’s a wonder it doesn’t burst at its digital seams! Be sure to stop by so you can see for yourself. (Note: Some especially fun videos this week!) Check it all out HERE.
And there you have it, folks!
Told you it was great stuff!
Time for a look at another great week on #StoryEmpire. Here are the posts featured this time around:
MONDAY: Gwen Plano shares a very thought-provoking post you’ll not want to miss. Check out 1984? HERE
WEDNESDAY: Mae Clair’s post entitled Staying Power #NaNoWriMo is another you don’t want to miss. Check out Mae’s excellent cheerleading prowess HERE.
FRIDAY: Jan Sikes is back to talk about more great opportunities for writers in #MKTG — In-Person Events #BookFestivals. To see her great tips, check out her post HERE.
Wow, what a jam-packed week on Smorgasbord! Trust me, you do not want to miss this roundup post today. Head on over to see what I mean.
Check out Sally’s Weekly RoundUp PostHERE
And there you have it, Folks!
This post is going to be what we call a “Twofer,” or two posts for the price of one! Since I’ve made Sunday my regular #ReblogAlert day for both Story Empire and Smorgasbord, I realized I could do them in the same post, rather than one in the morning and one in the afternoon, thus giving each of them all-day long exposure. Great idea, huh? (Yeah, I know. Sometimes I’m slow, but I usually get there eventually! 😀 ) So, here you go!
Another great series of posts from the gang at Story Empire. You’ll definitely want to take a look, if you haven’t already done so.
MONDAY: John W. Howell’s post Indicators During a Writing Session That It Is Not the Best Work is a simple, yet very helpful way to help authors understand why their work might not be as good as it should be. Check out John’s post HERE.
WEDNESDAY: Joan Hall wraps up her terrific series on developing different types of characters with Character Types: The Helper. You can read Joan’s post HERE.
FRIDAY: Staci Troilo’s post, Do’s and Don’ts of Story Beginnings, is another one you won’t want to miss! Learn more on this from Staci HERE.
And for those who may have missed some of this week’s fabulous posts on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord, be sure to check out this link. Loaded with good stuff, including at least one video sure to bring tears to your eyes, and another to make you smile all over, you’ll definitely be glad you did!
Check out Sally’s Weekly RoundUp Post HERE
And there you have our first Reblog Twofer everybody!
Hope you enjoy checking out both sites!
Looks like Sundays are going to be my weekly roundup post days, folks. Seems like the last day of the week is appropriate for a weekly roundup, so I’ll give it a try.
As always, be sure to take a look at Sally’s roundup post. With all she has going on over there, it’s pretty easy to miss something good, so stop by and check out what happened last week. You’ll be glad you did.
Check out Sally’s RoundUp Post HERE
She’s done it again, folks! Sally and all her fabulous guests have produced another banner week. Be sure to check it out in case you’ve missed anything. (Loving animals the way I do, I have to add that the animal videos & memes at the end are some of the best EVER!)
Check out Sally’s Weekly RoundUp post HERE