I read so much good stuff on the internet, I decided to start sharing a monthly link round-up.
From Edie Melson's Write Conversation, an informative guest post by DiAnn Mills: EVALUATING WRITING GOALS AT THE START OF A NEW YEAR
Recent Facebook Changes: Breaking it down for Writers & Authors.
A guest post by Cyle Young, The Battle against Facebook Baiting.
From Writer Unboxed, New Year, New Scrivener. Now you can keep better track of daily word count. Snapshots are searchable. The Search tool will bring back results with the search term in context, rather than the title of the file. There are also changes to Compile.
From Joanna Penn:
Healthy Writer Tips: Improve your writing workspace.
Publishing, Online Business and Tech Trends for 2018.
From Jane Friedman: How to Rock a free day promotion for your ebook.
From Books & Such Literary Management, I didn't sign up for this, about the aspects of the writing career that most writers find especially challenging, i.e. marketing yourself and your books.
Using Seth Godin's book, The Dip: a little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick), he discusses that topic. I went ahead and bought Godin's short, 96-page book and read most of it during my grandson's wrestling match. When you're sitting on the bleachers for two hours, and grandson wrestles only once, there's a lot of free time!
By the way, grandson was AWESOME. After an unusually long, grueling battle, he pinned his opponent. And because I was reading Godin's book, I was shouting encouragement to him like never before. (Go Trent! You can do it. Give it 100% Trent. Go! Go! Go! Come on, Trent. 100%)
I found the ideas in Godin's book to be spot on, however not necessarily ideas I hadn't heard before. But you need a pep talk, read it.
Hope you enjoy the links. Did you read anything especially interesting this month?