I see you are back for another Writerly Round-Up.  Welcome back to a look at the various things that fluttered into my email and social media during the week.

Last Thursday I participated in my first Kindle Free Day and as a result. 94 potential fans have my book on their e-readers.  I am planning another Kindle Free Day next Thursday.

Now, let’s have a look at my Round-Up.


Writing versus Structuring–Why Both Are Important and How to Toggle Between Them in Your Writing Sessions


Mary Carroll Moore

When we have an idea for a book, that original vision feels whole, complete in our minds.  The force of its image drives us to write.  But as we write, we must force this wholeness through the narrow funnel of the linear brain.  It can get squeezed and jumbled, come out on the page with gaps.

In our minds, it’s still whole.  But on the page, there are missing pieces.



Writerly Round-Up (5 – 11 May)


Cup of Pens ClipArtLaw and fiction — blogs with a real-life view of lawyering

Leslie Budewitz

President – Sisters in Crime

If a lawyer takes a part in your WIP, major or minor, and you’re not a member of the bar, or closely related to one, you’ll need a few resources on daily life in the law – the culture of the practice. Today on Law & Fiction: the Blog, I’m sharing a few blogs I’ve found with insights into conflicts, choices, and daily dilemmas lawyers face.


From Sandra Beckwith’s  365 Daily Book Marketing Tips series

Identify the keywords that readers use to find books like yours and create content using those words for your website. https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner

Sandra Beckwith is everywhere but this is a good first stop if you have a book or even think you’ll write a book.

Build Book Buzz resources help take the guesswork and mystery out of book marketing, promotion, and publicity.


How to Use Guest Blogging to Promote Your Book

Beth Hayden

When you create a guest post, you write an article specifically for a site that is not your own. Over the past few years, guest blogging has become a powerful (and free) tool in many authors’ book promotion toolboxes.

You have to decide what works for you, and whether you want to include guest blogging in your book promotion strategy—but for me, it’s a no-brainer. Guest blogging is an excellent way to get more subscribers, build your platform and get more book sales. When done strategically, regular guest posting can be your most powerful book promotion tool. So pick some sites, start brainstorming your post ideas, and get ready to go on an exciting ride.


W3C and IDPF Are Exploring Plans to Combine


(This is for Authors who also design or build websites and other geekish things involving code, CSS, HTML… )

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today that the two organizations have mutual interest in combining to advance publishing technologies at a faster rate.


Photo of a DandelionThis is the end of another Writerly Round-Up.  Thanks for dropping by and don’t touch anything sharp.  I am leaving you with a photo I took just before our latest snow.  Yes, Springtime is hard to pin down in Montana.  This is the flower every mother receives from her child.  The next most popular gift is a rock.


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Sally Franklin Christie Blogger and Author of If I Should Die and Milk Carton People.

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