Aug 20 2011

Writing Links

Published by at 7:19 pm under E-books,Research and Resources

  • Six Questions Authors Hate to Be Asked strikes me as mostly spot-on, but “What are you writing?” definitely should not make authors feel uncomfortable.  I would highly recommend rehearsing a 1-2 sentence answer.  “I’m writing The Taxman Must Die.  It’s a national security comedy about an IRS accountant and a mutant alligator whose detective skills make Scooby Doo look like Batman.”  If you have a two-sentence synopsis, this is a great time to bust it out.  If it looks like the listener is interested in your story, please give him/her a business card with a link to your writing website, if you have one.
  • P.W. Creighton wrote Cliched Plot Contrivances.  I found the section on walking encyclopedias especially helpful.  Hat-tip: Nancy at Author Chronicles.
  • Romance author Roni Loren wrote Six Important Components to an Author Bio, a sharp set of ideas about how to introduce yourself effectively to readers.  I’m not sure about relatability, though.  Which would interest you more: an author with a dog named Max or an author with an alligator named Chompy?
  • Author Paul Dorset wrote a guide to self-publishing e-books (novels, not comics).  If you’re going down that path, it looks helpful.

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2 Responses to “Writing Links”

  1. anonymuson 04 Oct 2011 at 10:07 am

    I think your time thing is broken because when i sent it it was atleast 1:04 pm on october 4 2011. will you fix

  2. B. McKenzieon 04 Oct 2011 at 10:54 am

    No, sorry. It’d take me hours to fix the comment time-stamps and I don’t feel it matters. I think the issue is that the website is set to a different time-zone than yours.

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