All month long, whenever I get intrigued or mesmerized by the magic of a post, I add it to a draft post called Links That Rock My World. When the list gets big, I share it with y’all.
It’s been a while…mostly because I’ve been sick and busy catching up from that. However, in honor of Techie Tuesday, here’s all the magic I’ve jotted down for you in the last several weeks.
Note: If you’ve seen me commenting on your blog or tweeting out your posts, I already think you’re magic. I’m looking to introduce you to some new fun places.
Without further ado, I’ll start by taking a page out of Gene Lempp’s book with a Featured Posts area.
You pretty much cannot go wrong with any post from Janice Hardy – I learn SO much from her blog, The Other Side of the Story. It’s definitely one I recommend you subscribe to. To give you an example, here’s one of her latest that deals with my Achilles’ heel: Moving Forward – Writing Smooth Transitions.
Laughter and Inspirational Magic:
- No one ties movies together with life questions better than Marcy Kennedy. Here’s a great example: Should Some Questions Go Unanswered?
- You know I love me some potty humor and very few do it better than my pal, Natalie Hartford on her Urban Word Wednesdays. The comments section is nearly always almost as good as the post. Last week’s gem? Fartability. You really need to read it to understand.
- A great post on deepening your characters from Donald Maass
- Marketing Fiction vs. Non-Fiction by Joanna Penn (this video is amazing!)
- Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn on Marketing Direct to Kindle Readers.
- This post by Dean Wesley Smith might have been my favorite post all month! Yes, you CAN make a living as a writer.
- An interesting breakdown of who’s writing in what genre at DL Hammons’ blog.
- Must-read for those who attend conferences: How to follow up on submissions.
- 6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Publishing When I Was Starting Out by Valerie Parv
Social Media Magic:
- Jane Friedman‘s advice to Authors on Facebook
- This post from Dee Carney illustrates clearly the damage we can do when we take the social out of social media in Triberr.
- And speaking of damage, here is an example of using social media to ruin your writing career.
- On a more positive note, here’s Pinterest for Authors from Chris Robley at BookBaby.
- I also enjoyed Jeff Bullas‘ suggestions for 10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest.
(Can you tell Pinterest is on my “Fascinating Tools to Master” list??)
- I’ve been doing a ton of experimenting with Gluten Free cooking now that I’ve determined that I am completely gluten intolerant (how did I not know this my whole life??) – this recipe from Kait Nolan’s site rocked our world at Chez Hansen: Bacon Cheddar Biscuits.
- Speaking of GF cooking, Hubby and I were discussing Thanksgiving because it’s going to be challenging to do it with no gluten in sight so I need to start practicing. I just found a recipe for Green Bean Casserole (including the fried onions) that is gluten free and cassein free. If anyone has any stuffing recipies that are gluten-free, please send them my way!
OK, there’s NINETEEN links from me to you on this fine Techie Tuesday. Who can give me #20?? What are the standout posts that have come across your screen lately? Fill me in on the latest and greatest excitement in your corner of the blog-o-verse. Enquiring minds always want to know here at More Cowbell!
p.s. In case y’all get shy on me, here’s a potential Link #20…I’m pimping out my courses at WANA International. The first one starts this week, with either the 1 hour webinar on Triberr (includes a manual) OR the one week extravaganza where you take the webinar PLUS I hold your hand through all the ins and outs of navigating the program and managing tribes.
Triberr is a way to save time and boost your blog to a whole new level. There will be one Triberr and one LinkedIn class every month all summer long! My first round of courses can be found at http://www.wanaintl.com/instructor-jenny-hansen/.