Follow that Link Friday (a.k.a Thirsty Thursday)

(See? It totally fits, doesn’t it?)
It’s that time of the week when we dive deep into the knowledge the interwebz provide. Sit back, enjoy, and stay tuned for an announcement at the end of the list of links!

On Writing
The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel’s First Page — Book Eval (Catherine Rankovic)
The Who, What, and Where of Characters and Story — Mystery Writing is Murder (Guest Sandra Gardner)
Top 10 Reasons You Need An Editor — Seeking the Write Life (Aimee L. Salter)
The Four Types of Dramatic Tension – Part One — The Writer’s Alley (Karen Schravemade)
Smart Writers Expand Time — Writers in the Storm Blog (Guest Margie Lawson)
HOW TO FIND GREAT WRITING IDEAS — Writer’s Digest (Roseann Biederman)
The Importance of Editing — Mystery Writing is Murder (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Writing is Hard Part III: Getting Motivated — Pen to Paper Communications (Leanne)
ANOTHER TAKE ON “SHOW, DON’T TELL” FOR WRITERS — Writer’s Digest (Chuck Sambuchino)
Expressing Thought-Reactions in Fiction — The Blood Red Pencil (Guest Jodie Renner)
Just Tell Me, Already! — The Writer’s Alley (Ashley Clark)
How to use symbols in your writing — One Wild Word (Carol Despeaux)
How I Learned to Beat Writer’s Block — Wordserve Water Cooler (James H. Pence)
5 WRONG WAYS TO START A STORY — Writer’s Digest (Courtney Carpenter)

On Publishing & Agents
Revise/Resubmit Requests — Query Tracker (Jane Lebak)
Understanding Your Agent — Books & Such (Rachelle Gardner)
Qualities Agents Look for in Clients — Books & Such (Rachel Kent)
Bringing Your Baby to Editorial Board — Pub(lishing) Crawl (S. Jae-Jones)
Is There Room for Originality? — Rachelle Gardner
What Are You Looking for in an Agent? — Beach Reads with Bite (Jami Gold)

On Social Media
5 Reasons Why I *Heart* Twitter (And Why You Should Too) — Writers In The Storm Blog (Laura Drake)
Get a Grip on Twitter Handles — Rachelle Gardner (Guest Porter Anderson)
Pinterest Social Media Network — W.I.P. It (Guest Meradeth Houston)

On Blogging
9 Steps to Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog — ProBlogger (Guest Ryan Barton)
How to Blog Part V: 12 Dos and Don’ts for Author-Bloggers — Anne R. Allen [She links to the previous posts on this subject.]
How to Get Your Blog Back On Track — Men With Pens (James Chartrand)
7 things you can blog about as a writer — Writing 4 Rent (Jane)
Three Keys to Spectacular Guest Posting Success — Write to Done (Guest Danny Iny)

On Reading

Other Useful Stuff Too
7 Ways to Get to Know Your Character — Charlotte Rains Dixon
7 Tricks to Write More with Less Willpower — The Write Practice (Joe Bunting)
Becoming Your Character — Wordplay (K.M. Weiland)
‘Murder 101′: 7 Reasons to Kill your Characters — Fuel Your Writing (Robert Smedley)
25 Ways to Earn Your Audience — Terrible Minds (Chuck Wendig)
Ebooks: To Create or Not Create — Wordserve Water Cooler (Sarah Joy)
Why Writers Must Be Observers — Writability (Ava Jae)
Six guidelines for turning rejection into success — One Wild Word (Carol Despeaux)
How a Virtual Book Tour Can Help You Publicize Your Book — Cheryl Reif Writes (Guest Ali Luke)
Are You a Genre Flip-Flopper? — Wordplay (K.M. Weiland)
Fall Out of Love with Your Main Character — Write It Sideways (Susan Bearman)

That’s all the links for this week! Now for the announcement.

As you know, I’ve decided to give Thirsty Thursday its own blog. I am proud to say that blog will go live on June 2nd! Yipee!!

I am looking for guest posts and plan on doing author interviews as well. If you are interested, please feel free to email me at kathleen.doyle88@yahoo.com! I will answer any questions you have!

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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8 Responses to Follow that Link Friday (a.k.a Thirsty Thursday)

  1. Thanks, Kathleen. Your links are always informative and helpful. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Kathleen. Your links are always informative and helpful. 🙂

  3. Toni @Duolit says:

    Great list of resources, Kathleen! Thanks for including our Self-Publishing Success post 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  4. Toni @Duolit says:

    Great list of resources, Kathleen! Thanks for including our Self-Publishing Success post 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  5. Wow. Great and big list! Thanks. 🙂

  6. Wow. Great and big list! Thanks. 🙂

  7. Love the links and your new blog idea. Teresa

  8. Love the links and your new blog idea. Teresa

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