Thirsty Thursday: April’s Sunday Edition

Welcome to April’s Sunday Edition of the Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up! For the month of April, every Thirsty Thursday will take place on Sunday as the A to Z Challenge takes up every other day of the week. So far it’s been fun getting to know everyone and I look forward to reading more as the challenge continues=) Now, lets get to those links!

On Writing
Finding Your Natural Writing Voice — Charlotte Rains Dixon
Endings – Mystery Writing is Murder (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Creating Characters with Personality — Wordserve Water Cooler (Dianne Christner)
On Writing Symbolism into Your Work — Writability (Ava Jae)
Starting out Strong – How to Write a Killer Opening — Mythic Scribes (Michael J. Sullivan)
What’cha Doing? Ways to be a More Productive Writer, Part 1 — The Other Side of the Story (Janice Hardy)
When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue — Romance University (Guest K.M. Weiland)
Showing and Telling – Emotion in Fiction — Writer Unboxed (Guest Dave King)
Beyond the Cliché: How to Create Characters that Fascinate — Write to Done (Guest Becca Puglisi)
How to Balance Dialogue and Description — Write it Sideways (Sarah Baughman)
Tricks to Creating a Page Turner — The Kill Zone (Joe Moore)
Plot Fixer – Part 1: Your Premise isn’t Compelling — Writers in the Storm Blog (Guest Kara Lennox/Karen Leabo)
Finding Your Writer’s Voice — Mythic Scribes (Dave Robison)
Balancing Story and Prose — Rachelle Gardner (Guest Katie Ganshert)
Signs Your Character Is Wasting Potential — Wordplay (K.M. Weiland)
The Action/Tension/Emotion Ratio — Writer Unboxed (Guest Michelle Diener)

On Publishing & Agents
The Ins and Outs of Indie Publishing — Catie Rhodes (Guest PJ Sharon)
Agents Bust False Publishing Trends, Part 1 and Part 2— The Blood Red Pencil (Kathryn Craft)
5 eBook Publishing Hurdles, and How to Beat Them — ProBlogger (Guest Paul Jun)
Finding an Agent — Magical Words (Lucienne Diver)
In Praise of Small Publishers — Wordserve Water Cooler (Jan Dunlap)
Why Small Publishers Fail — Writer Beware Blog (Guest Cathy Clamp)

On Social Media

On Blogging
The Headline Breath Test — Write to Done (Guest Sean D’Souza)
21 Thing I Did to Get My Blog to Top Ten Status — Cat’s Eye Writer (Judy Dunn)

On Reading
The Power of Young Adult Fiction — The New York Times Opinion Pages – Room for Debate [This has several writers, readers, and reviewers weighing in and very worth the read whether you read YA or not.]
A blog about book ratings — Rachel Caine

Other Useful Stuff Too
Open Letter to An Author — Book Riot (Kim Ukura)
Does a Freelance Writer Have to Understand SEO? — Freelance Writing Jobs (Amanda DiSilvestro)

About Katie Doyle

Katie Doyle is an avid reader, writer of NA and Adult fiction, a mom to two tornadoes that resemble an eight and six year old, and pet to a tuxedo cat named Oz and a German Shepherd/Boxer rescue named Charlie. If she's not reading, writing, or getting Oz out of a tree, she's screaming at characters on TV and trying not to curse around her kids.
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One Response to Thirsty Thursday: April’s Sunday Edition

  1. Donna Martin says:

    Hi…I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post…good luck with the challenge. I'm a new follower!Donna L

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