January 2021 Around the Web
Maybe you’ve noticed I’m not blogging quite as often as in the past. But I still read blogs and can’t give up recommending articles I think might appeal to others. So, here’s January’s Around the Web.
“Writers, Do You Fear Success?” on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers blog is addressed to writers, but applies to all. My favorite line: “…fear of success is fear of failure wrapped in a pretty package of pride.” Ooh…my toes!
An inspiring article on the Defying Shadows blog: “How To Train Yourself to be Optimistic By Melissa Henderson.” So, why are you happy? You are, aren’t you?
Feel like giving up, giving in? I’ve been a bit discouraged lately, so “10 Encouraging Bible Verses about Not Giving Up” on the Crosswalk blog gave me a boost. Maybe you’ll find encouragement from Lori Stanley Roeleveld’s piece, too.
Is it possible to write “Alpha” male heroes in Christian fiction? The ladies on the Inspy Romance podcast discuss “Alpha Males With Special Guest Liwen Ho.” What do you think?
Do you have reader pet peeves? I think we all have something that drives us crazy in a book. My Book Cave did a survey and came up with a list of “Readers’ Pet Peeves.” Maybe yours are on the list.
We all need a grammar refresher on occasion, so Writer’s Digest published “75 Grammar Rules for Writers” that is worthy of bookmarking.
Do you keep everything in spreadsheets? How do you keep track of your marketing. Mine isn’t anywhere near as detailed (but probably should be) as Karen Whiting’s as she describes it in “Organize Marketing With Spreadsheets” for The Write Conversation.
I’ve been in rewrite mode this month, so “8 Ways to Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks” on the ProWritingAid blog caught my eye. It even has exercises to get your brain going.
Nice, Sandy! Thanks for all the helpful links. I’m bookmarking this one (and sharing it around).
Glad you found something helpful, Angie! Thanks!
Thanks for sharing, Sandra. I had read Melissa Henderson’s article, it was wonderful.
Yes, it was! I thoroughly enjoyed it and knew I had to share her words. Thanks, Jill!
Thank you so much for including my article about being happy and optimistic. I appreciate your support and encouragement. 🙂
I was happy to include it because I enjoyed the encouragement, Melissa. Thanks for writing it! 🙂