Thursday Writing Quote ~ King

If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway. ~ Stephen King

Thursday Writing Quote ~ Sagan

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree, with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny, dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. ~ Carl Sagan

Nuggets for April


Ideas for growing you mailing list
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2015/01/15/fiction-email-list-subscribers/

Battle Scene are always Tricky
http://ryanlanz.com/2016/01/26/how-to-write-battle-scenes/

This deconstructs fight scenes. Good to know.
http://www.betternovelproject.com/blog/fight-scene/

We all want to sell well, but there's no magic bullet. Rosiland James tells her story, including the marketing moves she made.
http://www.rosalindjames.com/what-worked-for-me/

Facebook ads seem to be the hot topic of the moment. Here are a couple of posts that may help you figure out how to run an effective campaign.
http://nicholasrossis.me/2016/03/12/mark-gillespies-tips-for-facebook-ads/
http://nicholasrossis.me/2016/03/10/the-science-of-successful-facebook-ads/

An excellent analysis of how to make a supporting character matter
http://writerunboxed.com/2016/02/06/supporting-characters-life-and-death/