Category Archives: Writer Wednesday

5 Blog Posts for Writers

It’s been another very busy week which reduced the number of blogs I was able to visit this week. Today for my Wednesday Writer spotlight I am highlighted five posts that will be enjoyed by all but especially useful to writers. Enjoy!

On the Basics — Tackling the Other Kind of Writer’s Block

Which type of writer’s block are you facing? Didn’t know there was more than one type? Ruth E. Thaler-Carter shares what this second type is and how to overcome it.

No More than a Dream

Jeremiah Trent shares a thought provoking poem about being a stranger in a strange land. Sometimes that strange land is just another part of your country of origin. This poem really spoke to me because I experienced a similar journey.

 

10 Lessons I’ve learnt from writing my first novel.

Writing Tip: The 3-Drafts Rule

How many full drafts should you complete before sending your manuscript out to potential publishers? Kayla Ann shares her advice is this post.

Changing Up Your Writing Routine Could Solve Your Biggest Creative Problem

Are you stuck creatively on your current work in progress? Meg Dowell post presents a tip to get your creativity flowing again.

What blogs have you enjoyed this week? Please share links to your favorite posts below.

10 Blogs to Visit Today

10 Blogs to Visit Today

Every Wednesday (well, most Wednesdays), I try to take a few minutes to promote other writers and bloggers through my Wednesday Writer series. Here are ten blog posts I enjoyed recently.

 

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1. Sneak Peek: Opening scene from Scotch Mist: a Dottie Manderson mystery

Are you looking for your next great read? The upcoming instalment of the Dottie Manderson mysteries is due out on 30 April 2018, and is a novella called Scotch Mist. In this post, author Caron Allan shares a sneak peak into her new work.

2. Soundtracks Could Be Uniquely Positioned To Succeed

Do you like soundtracks? Some of my favorites CDs (and yes, I do still listen to CDs, even in this digital era) are soundtracks. I also enjoy soundtrack stations on Amazon Music. Chris Thilk takes a moment to discuss soundtracks from recent movies and how they have have been dominating the album charts.

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Poetry is an important and quick diversion. From Tornadoday comes a dark and haunting poem with notes of abandonment and untimely death.

4. Question of the Day #4

For a fun idea, Sara in Lalaland offers a question about the zombie apocolypse. Be sure to read the comments of how her readers would survive the apocolypse.

 

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5. How To Build A Solid Relationship With Your Readers

The most important thing for any blogger or writer is a strong relationship with your readers. Rachel Poli shares a post about some of the best ways to build this relationship.

6. Ham House, Richmond

Do you like travel posts? The Traveller offers beautiful pictures and details from the Ham House in Richmond. Some day I will make it over the pond to visit great attractions like this one. Until then, I thoroughly enjoy the pictures.

 


7. What’s up Monday

James Edgar Skye, through blog posts, shares his journey both as a writer and as one successful coping with bipolar disorder. In this post, he talks about some changes he made to become more productive.

 

8. But wait, there’s a twist …

Remember The Sixth Sense? For me, it was a deeply profound movie about how we often cannot see what is right in front of us because of being distracted by other things. Paul Greenamyer shares his thoughts on how the movie changed the world of writing.

 

9. “I’m Not A Man But I Love Your Blog”

Dadding Depressed is one of my favorite blogs. Through humor and sober facts, the author uses blog posts to shine a light on a world where many men experience depression in silence. Today’s post offers some feedback from many of his readers. Even if you are not a man, you will love this blog.

 

10. Here is my interview with Douglas L. Wilson

Fiona Mcvie interviews author Douglas L. Wilson and gives us an inside look into the man behind the name.

This is a collection of just a few of the posts I have enjoyed recently. Is there a post you have really enjoyed? Feel free to leave a link and why you liked the post in the comments below.

6 Blogs to Brighten Your Wednesday

6 Blogs to Brighten Your Wednesday

For today’s Wednesday Writer Spotlight, I have a hodgepodge of great posts from other blogs. Please forgive me that this is a little less organized than I would prefer. Life seems to be getting away from me the last few weeks.

So even though I started this post two weeks ago, I am feverishly formatting and publishing late Tuesday night for a Wednesday morning post.

Here goes!

 

How Life Changes as a Published Author

This guest post by Abigail Shepherd on Tibetan Lemonade shares Shepherd’s take on how her life has changed, and not changed, since becoming a published author. Her thoughts are some that all writers can related to, published or not.

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How Life Changes as a Published Author

 

Top 5 Lessons From Bad Writer

Allison Maruska, from her author website and blog, takes us on a humorous trip with her Bad Writer alter ego. If Tweets and Posts on social media with horrible spelling and nails on the chalkboard grammar drive you crazy, you will really enjoy the fun Bad Writer brings with her terrible advice.

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Top 5 Lessons From Bad Writer

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

From Fictionophile, this review of How to Stop Time will have you reaching for your Kindle or running to the book store.

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“How to stop time” by Matt Haig

 

Blammo and The Abandoned City

From John J. Vinacci came a notalgic and heartbreaking tale of the land where imaginary friends go to live when there creator’s outgrow them. Vinacci uses both humor and realism to make you take a look at your own life. Let’s bring back imagination!

But until then, until this wonderful story.

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https://johnjvinacci.com/2018/02/20/blammo-and-the-abandoned-city/

Interview with author Sam Boush

From Today’s Author, Sam Boush gives an inside glimpse into the writer behind the thriller, All Systems Down. This is another book you need to ad to your reading queue.

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Interview with author Sam Boush

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines –

Papal Dispensation, the joys of maturity and birthday cake

Saving perhaps the best for last, get a few chuckles from Smorgasbord with this collection of funny stories and senior humor.

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – Papal Dispensation, the joys of maturity and birthday cake

 

Reader participation time. What post have you most enjoyed this week? What types of posts should I feature next week? Please share links and comments below.

5 Posts to Improve Your Day

5 Posts to Improve Your Day

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First up is a post by Writer’s Edit with thirteen ways to help indie authors. As an indie author myself, it is a subject very near and dear to my heart. This post has some great ways that you can help other indie authors and gain their eternal gratitude.

5 Posts to Improve Your Day

via 13 Ways To Help An Indie Author With Their Book Release

 

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Next up is a post from Yuan Yuan Writes about benefiting from constructive criticism. Our writing is like our children so when someone criticizes it we may quickly become angry or defensive. This post has some great tips on how you can turn this negative into a positive.

via Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Pro

 


 

The following post by Claire Smith addresses one of the biggest struggles all writers face: writer’s block. There will be days when writing is the last thing you want to do. In this post Claire gives nine tips to keep writing.

via 9 Tips To Write When You Just Can’t Even

 

 

John J. Vinacci’s post answers the question on where he gets his story ideas. It is a great question to mediate on from time to time and John would love your feedback as a comment to his post.

via Where Do You Get Your Story Ideas?

 

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, is a post to add a little fun to your day. This short story by Liz Jeffries is a fun and brief diversion. Oh, and it includes chocolate. What could be better than that?

via Some Short, Short Short Story Fun For a Wednesday Night. Warning: Mentions of Chocolate

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Writers Block

The one thing I love most about blogging is that I am constantly being presented with new and exciting ideas – ideas that would never have entered my head in a million years. Are you dealing with writer’s block? For my Writer Wednesday post this week I am sharing what may well be the solution you need. Click through and read the post, give it a try, and come back to this page and share your results. I look forward to hearing from you.

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