Some interesting links


Just realized this is my 400th post. Phew! πŸ˜€ But let’s get back to our topics…

First my usual suspects: Blood Red Pencil had a special week on e-books. Don’t forget to take their test. How did you score? I got 7 and 1/2 right (some are both true & false, so I scored 1/2 point).

On Writer Unboxed (which I haven’t checked in a long time, shame on me!) a guest says she gets by with a little help from her friends. I still have to check Writing GIAM, though, lazy me.

Also on Writer Unboxed they talk about NaNoWriMo: is it really what writers need? At least two of them say “No!“, and I quite agree with them. Don’t shoot me, please! πŸ˜‰

Kristan pointed me to an older post (did I mention I haven’t checked them in a long time?), still at Writer Unboxed. What kind of writer are you, the Butcher, the Baker or the Candlestick Maker? I’m a Candlestick Maker…

Write Anything has some tips if you want to enter competitions: complete (your draft) and compete!

Finally, I’ll fill the form from Write Anything (again) to remind me why I write:

writing is: fun

Fun is: getting lost in another world

being organised is: writing down priority lists and career plans, just in case

work is: easy when you know what you’re doing

a Writer is: a storyteller and world creator

An Author is: an artist

a famous writer is: an artist who has found his/her way to lots of people’s heart

A rich author is: probably happy

making money as a writer is: an excellent alternative to a boring day job, but not imperative

being famous is: daunting

being rich is: probably boring after some time

being publicly recognised as a writer would be: blissful

asking for help is: fine and human.

These last two links I found on Blog Jog Day. One is 10 ways to make your blog post popular and the other is a retreat for women next summer… if anyone would like to share a room… I’d love to spend 10 days in Glastonbury – and it’s not only for writers, but for all women artists, so check it! πŸ˜‰

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  1. I love your answers to the form! And congrats on reaching your 400th post! That’s quite an achievement.

    Jai

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    • writers should all answer that form to help themselves defining their goals! πŸ˜€

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