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The Week in Review – May 29th

Here’s another review of the week for those interested in what’s appeared on the blog this week and what I’ve been reading.

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From Archer’s Aim This Week:

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Nicholas Rossis

You Blog With What: This post opens the door on a different way to use Scrivener that new users may not have thought of.

Starting An Author Platform Pt. 8: Site Improvements: Changes are inevitable and necessary when building your author presence. This post details upcoming changes to my own website.

Fantasy Authors Unplugged Featuring Nicholas Rossis: A great interview with a 2015 International Book Awards Finalist.

How You Can Join the Mother of All Blog Tours – slots for this tour are going quickly so send your email ASAP!

4 Reasons Why I Journal – I use my journal in different ways, here are just a few.

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Tim Hemlin

Tomorrow I’m hosting a Rave Reviews Book Club SPOTLIGHT Blog Tour for fellow member Tim Hemlin. Check the link for a list of all the blog stops this week.

Posts & Articles I’ve been reading this week:

Top 10 Grammar Myths by Mignon Fogarty

10 Rules for making it as a writer by Dennis Lehane

How to Take Feedback (and Trust It, Too) from Writer’s Circle

Where to Submit Short Stories: 25 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work by Kelly Gurnett

4 Lessons Running Can Teach You About Writing from Brian Klems’ The Writer’s Dig on Writer’s Digest

Fancy some short fiction reading? Try these speculative fiction magazines for some new stories:

Lightspeed’s Artist Showcase – it’s not fiction but is about some of the artwork in the current issue that influences the stories so take a look around after reading about the artist.

The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies by Matthew Kressel caught my eye on Clarkesworld Magazine

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Books To Brains Blog Tour

As a reminder I have a few changes to the site starting on June 1st so check back on those. I’ll have a new freebie available for download. Next week also kicks off with a new Scrivener post that covers a feature you may never have noticed. I’ll also have a new featured author for Fantasy Authors Unplugged as well as other new posts. Thanks for reading and commenting this week so far.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. I’d also love to connect with you over social media so check my Contact page for that information. See the News page for announcements and remember to sign-up to receive news and posts by email. I’ve added a new sign-up tab on my FaceBook page to simplify the process. New followers can download The Black Bag via free coupon today! Also, the cover of my book, The Bow of Destiny, was revealed recently so take a look.

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The Week In Review

I haven’t posted one of these in a very long time but I thought I’d share the week in review.

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What I’ve Been Reading

  • I’ve read a several interesting posts by other bloggers this week so check these out if you have the time.
  • From The Fictorians, Frank Morin wrote about Macro vs. Micro Conflict
  • Fellow RRBC member, John Fioravanti, wrote about on of his inspirations, Mary Kay Ash.
  • Ever wonder why you procrastinate as a writer? Check out this article from The Atlantic that may give you the answer.
  • Wondering what it’s like to record your own audio book? Joanna Penn share her experiences with her first try on The Creative Penn.
  • Veronica Sicoe shares some honest, tough love about what it takes to be a professional writer.
  • Looking for a literary agent? Here’s one way to land one (there are additional links at the end of the page for more stories from other authors).
  • Another fellow RRBC member – as well as fantasy author – Carol Marrs Phipps (via another RRBC member, Helen Treharne) discusses her thoughts on the correct mix of magic in a good story.
  • Lastly, Pamela Kay Noble Brown shares something outdated that really isn’t and why.

Fantasy Fiction This Week

  • Lightspeed Magazine has some new short stories out this week. Take a look and see if something interests you.
  • Also, Clarkesworld, has some interesting short stories available that might suit your tastes as well.

That wraps up the week. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend full of relaxation. I’m handling a personal matter today and working on the revision of The Bow of Destiny due next week.

Book Cover Green Top & Bottom Cover - CopyPlease share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. I’d also love to connect with you over social media so check my Contact page for that information. See the News page for announcements and remember to sign-up to receive news and posts by email. I’ve added a new sign-up tab on my FaceBook page to simplify the process. New followers can download The Black Bag via free coupon today! Also, the cover of my book, The Bow of Destiny, was revealed recently so take a look.

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