Monday, June 29, 2015

The Top Five: Best Writing-Related Articles from June 22-26

5. "5 Tips for Structuring Your Novel Visually" on e-Books India (Georgina Roy)

Link: http://bit.ly/1BzdubR

Maybe you're a visual learner and you've always needed to SEE something laid out in order for it to make sense. Maybe you're usually an auditory or other type of learner, but somehow, you feel the need to break out of your usual mold with a project. Here are five ways you can approach organizing or structuring your novel visually.

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4. "Dubai-Based American Author Liz Fenwick on Writing with Dyslexia" on Friday Magazine (Shreeja Ravindranathan)

Link: http://bit.ly/1Jd9b60

There's so much to be learned from reading the works and wisdom of others in your professional industry. To fiction authors, I highly recommend this interview with Liz Fenwick, in which she discusses the challenges of writing with a learning disability, what inspires her to write, how she found success when not expecting it, and embracing imperfection instead of being enslaved, as so many creative types are, to perfectionism.

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3. "8 Clever Ways to Triple Your Content Output (and Traffic)" on Hubspot Blogs (Justin Mares)

Link: http://bit.ly/1IBOi1I

Ever feel like you're stuck in a holding pattern, doing the same things over and over to produce and promote your content for your blog or website? You're not alone. Visit this excellent article for in-depth, practical yet unique ways to mix up your usual routines!

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2. "What Is SMO? Develop Your Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps" on Mequoda (Amanda MacArthur)

Link: http://bit.ly/1Nn9FYW

Maybe you've got a social media presence. Perhaps you're on Twitter and Facebook, the big two, and maybe a couple of other ones. You're managing so far. But have you ever stopped to think about developing a strategy for your social media? What are you trying to achieve? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to be known for? Read this insightful post for more guidance!

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1. "Secrets Nobody Tells You About Personal Branding" on Punch

Link: http://bit.ly/1HnEldF

The saying is that YOU are your brand. What does that really mean? What's the deal with personal branding, and what do you really need to know, from an insider perspective, to be fully informed? Start with this post and its six secrets that you'll probably never hear elsewhere about personal branding.

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There's the lineup for last week ... excellent resources, all. Let me know what spoke to you most!

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