Bookish links #48

Hi there. How did your scene building go? Some great tips in last week’s post. But on to this week.

  1. I love writing about our few travels. Preselling ones article could be a great way to earn some spending money.
  2. Every genre has its own required word count. Writer’s Digest gives a definitive post for both children’s and other genres
  3. POV. Complete guide to point of view. I think anything there is to learn, can be gleaned from this article.
  4. I finished 3 little childrens books. Only 1 of the 3 was okay. It broke my heart. This article is a gloves of reality check. Here is some truth about writing for children.
  5. Being an idea machine is quite a new concept to me. Although I have more ideas than I can write about, this article was quite insightful about developing this side of creative writing.

Well that is it for this week. Until next week.

 

Bookish links #47 (scenes)

Hi hi! This week I scoured some ‘scenes’ articles. Here they are.

  1. Amy Knupp explains her practical planning for writing scenes. Building blocks for every scene.
  2. Darcy Pattison has a wealth of help on her blog. Here she has a 30 day series to stronger scenes.
  3. Randy Jackson, the Snowflake Man, has another helpful article about the perfect scene.
  4. Kaye Dacus goes into detail about the length of scenes.
  5. KM Weiland gives us a 5 minute rundown to structuring a scene.

And that is it for me this week. Until next week.

Bookish links #46 (writer’s notebooks)

Welcome back. Another week has passed. Enjoy these links about writers notebooks of all sorts.

  1. Better Writing Habits listed and explained some notebooks for writers. There are all kinds of notebooks listed additional to the 3 writers notebooks.
  2. Jennifer Blanchard classifies the writers notebook as the secret weapon of success.
  3. Julia Cameron believes in 3 pages a day.
  4. This was a fun link. Here is a whole Pinterest board of famous writers notebooks. It is fascinating how us writers process ideas.
  5. This is my own suggestion. A suggestion in one of my subjects this year suggested that before one writes anything, you should write all your thoughts and ideas. Basically empty yourself out on paper so that you can focus on your story or article. I think this takes practice, but it is very effective.

That is it from me this week. Until next time then.

Bookish links #45

Welcome back. Here are some more lovely links from around the web.

  1. I listed an old link from Angela Savage last week. This week I have another old link of hers for you. This is a list of books that blew her away in 2014. Some beautiful books here.
  2. I found these quotes quite funny. Some inspirational, some optimistic, some pessimistic. Enjoy these quotes on becoming a writer.
  3. I am studying linguistics. From time to time I go on a reading  binge and this list of top 50 linguistic blogs came up. It is not always the easiest thing to find so maybe it can help you.
  4. I have children’s books to submit for publishing and one of the things I find incredibly difficult to write are synopsis or burps. Here is an article to help with the writing of synopsis. Let’s see if I can get these kiddies’ books published.

Thank you for popping in. Until next time

Bookish links #44

Hi there again.

It’s been how long…4 months! So sorry. Let’s see if we can share some more fun links from all over the web.

  1. This was such a fun article. Here are just some sci-fi-words that has been coined.
  2. Aerogramme Writing Studios has compiled a list of writing opportunities for July & August 2016.
  3. Another fun article about words invented by writers. I do love these types of articles. It’s funny how many of these words are in our daily vocabulary.
  4. This is an old article but that is the beauty of books. Never truly old. Angela Savage compiled a beautiful list of top 10 crime reads for 2014. I know, I know. It is 2016 but like I said, books are never really old.

Until next week. Have fun with these!

Bookish links #43

Well, halo there! Welcome to my list of bookish and wordish links this week. Let’s get into it.

  1. 5 English Words that utterly unique. I am a true word-nerd. These are cool.
  2. The author platform is a very important part of this writing adventure. At The Write Life you can find 7 tips to build your author platform. I have some amazing followers on Twitter and Pinterest and a growing following on Instagram. But Facebook and Google+ is struggling. But I am going to pic 2 and focus on that for the near future.
  3. The Guardian shared an article about 10 grammarly rules that you might break and get away with.
  4. 7 Ridiculous origins of every day words. Say no more.
  5. Since I am drooling over Instagram nowadays, here are a list of writers to follow on Instagram

I am looking for authors to follow on Instagram so please link your profile in the comments below.

Until next time then!

Bookish links #42

  1. Ways to write a social media update. This is an extensive list of possible ways to compile social media updates. I’ve been using some without realising I was doing it according to a plan! Good on me!
  2. Spoonflower has a whole heap of library themed fabrics! I just love it. And just for fun, here are some book themed fabrics available as well! That’s the quilter in me surfacing…
  3. Bopjournal is a community of artists that is definitely something I should remember for future illustrations and cover designing on my self-publishing journey.
  4. Literary worlds from fiction is always amazing! Dictionary.com listed 9 imaginary lands from the fictional world and I must admit, I have no idea where some of them ever featured or rather what happened there. I have some reading to do…
  5. This has nothing to do with books but it might be something to keep in mind when interviewed in your day job.

 

Bookish links #41

Welcome to my post for the week. I’ve read a bit confused this week…chaotic more like it but there is a bit of tips and tricks in the whole writing process and some punctuation and grammar. But I did find my last link the most fascinating!

  1. Isocolon: we use it more times than we realise. Here are a few rules about the use of the isocolon and 2 of its friends!
  2. 6 Steps to writing success I am reading, writing and dabbling in social media. I am looking for a
  3. Multi-tasking vs Multi-focusing. I am a terrible multi-tasker. Kristen Lamb explains the difference from a writer’s point of view.
  4. Guidance on punctuation. As a non-native English speaker, I thought my English were decent. Keeping in mind that I am homeschooling my children in English… And then one of my tutors told me that my English was pretty bad and that it will not be very successful in the, especially, British market… Rebecca Bradly the fabulous crime writer from the UK, share here a pretty cute book about punctuation. Which is a start in improving my English.
  5. The Daily Mail had this incredible insight into a few authors plotting and planning behind the scenes. I must admit that I tend to loose a bit of courage the longer I plot and plant on my stories. I am therefore a pantser…

Did you read any fascinating bookish and authorish related articles this week? Please share with me.

Until next time!

Bookish links I enjoyed this past week #40

A whole new year has started! May 2016 be incredible to each and everyone of my readers. Here is my recently read links about anything book related, whether publishing, writing, authors, the process, tips and tricks, I am posting it here for my records and for your enjoyment! This week I am scratching around in competitions for us word-nerds…

  1. Freelance Market News has a page of competitions on their website from all around the literary world. Almost every month has something!
  2. South African Writers’ Circle has a tab with upcoming competitions. The current list only runs until January 2016 but from historic data, they seem to have frequent competitions.
  3. Competitions for Writers is a whole website dedicated to competitions!
  4.  The writer CR Hodges has listed some contests over the years. There was some in December and now in January. I should have listed this link earlier. I will be keeping an eye open for more in future.
  5. And then Writers Digest already listed their annual contest.

 And that is it from me for this week. Do you have a writing contest that you want to share with me? I would love to hear from you here in the comments or on my social media platforms.

Thanks for visiting!

2015 in review

Hi all!

WordPress was so kind to compile a review of the stats for my blog and I just want to say THANK YOU!!! to every one that visited. You are great!

May you all have a peaceful 2016 with good health and provision and safety and loads of love every day.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.