Writerly Round-Up

Cup of Pens ClipArtWriterly Round-Up 22 – 28 January 2016

During the week I tweet, share or post various writerly news that comes into my email, a book I am reading or through social media in general. This week I thought I’d collect my weekly highlights and share them in a single place. Welcome to my Writerly Round-Up.

What Memoirists Always Ask: How Much of My Story Can I
Tell without Hurting Others?


Mary Carroll Moore is a A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Mary’s essays, short stories, articles, and poetry have appeared in literary journals, magazines, and newspapers around the U.S. and have won awards with the McKnight Awards for Creative Prose, Glimmer Train Press, the Loft Mentor Series, and other writing competitions.

Shelfari is Merging with Goodreads

Shelfari is Merging with Goodreads & LibraryThing is making this offer to current Shelfari users.


Import your Shelfari library and get a free LibraryThing account.

We’ve seen a number of Shelfarians becoming more active on LT recently, and we’re happy to have you! You might find some of your old friends over in the Shelfarians on LibraryThing group, created and managed by your fellows.

In Savvy Authors News

Letting Your Characters Write Their Own Story by Georgia Woods


Georgia Woods was born and raised a Southern girl, and still loves the South with its history and tradition and manners. She loves Southern cooking, playing pool, boiled peanuts, fishing and hunting, fast cars, and slow dancing barefoot in the dark. She lives with her ex-military husband, who is her best friend and the love of her life even if he is one of those grumpy alpha types.

Owner, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Taliesin Publishing, Georgia has been a leader in the eBook industry for nine years, guiding and encouraging up and coming romance writers.

I Renewed Two of my Domain Names and Shamelessly plugged my Host A Small Orange


A Small Orange is not your average web hosting company. We don’t believe in offering you “unlimited plans” that actually require costly upgrades in order to meet your expectations and requirements. We believe that you should only pay for the resources that you need, period.

The Write Life posted The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016


No matter what you want to accomplish in 2016, we’re sure you’ll find quality inspiration and resources.

Writer’s Digest University

Writing the Memoir 101

You’ll take a look at personal memoirs as well as memoir writing prompts and tips. Learn how to write a powerful memoir that will engage readers for years to come.

From Sandra Beckwith at Build Book Buzz.

Using Google’s Keyword Planner


Research the keywords readers will use to find your book online. Make sure they’re in your book’s description.


The Writer’s Chatroom


The Chatroom is open ONLY for scheduled chats. Sunday guest/topic chats start at 7 pm ET (New York time). Wednesday open chats start at 8 pm ET.

We’re so much more than a mere chatroom.  We’re a vibrant group of writers whose work spans all genres, who join together to encourage one another and to share important information regarding the profession of writing.


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