Good morning my fellow writers and friends. Blessed Friday is upon us and I don’t know about you but this has been a hellacious week for this writer. For me this week was about making money and keeping customers happy. I would put out one fire and another would crop up, and it went that way all week long. I am very happy this week is almost over.
I received an email from a friend of mine….Russ Moran….and he sent me a link to a video he had done in promotion of a new novel he is going to release. I thought you might like to see it, so check it out here……edit….I guess Russ removed it for whatever reason…well, you would have loved it. LOL….okay, try this link and I hope it works…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgAKq-3lnk4
Talk about ingenious! What a great way to promote a new book, and one I had never thought of. A video trailer for a book….how cool is that?
SITE OF THE DAY
Here is the lady who did the video trailer for Russ….check her out here if you think this might be something you are interested in….or make your own video if you have the tech know-how to do so.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
True words from a wise man.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
This all leads me to my central point today, namely that writers should be helping one another. This ridiculous concept that we are in competition with each other needs to be tossed in the rubbish. There are seven billion people on this planet. That is more than enough to go around for all the writers of the world.
Russ could have kept his little advertising promo to himself but instead he shared it with me. I try to share my knowledge about writing and marketing with all of you. That’s the way it should work….or am I just full of it?
It’s a tough grind being a writer. I prefer to have as many writing friends as possible to help me through the tough times, and I am more than willing to share what I know if it will help someone else.
SITE OF THE DAY
Poets & Writers is a non-profit site for the arts that has been around since 1970. Here you will find all manner of helpful information and references to other sites you might find helpful. Find them here.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
MadPoetry.org has a list of poetry contests that are ongoing throughout the year. If you are a poet and would like to enter a contest, check them out here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Another pic that reminds me of summer. I hope it stirs something in you and brings out your best work.
TIP OF THE DAY
Edgar Allan Poe once said that a story must have a single mood, and every sentence must build to that mood. Words worth remembering.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
I plan on doing so and I hope you do as well. Remember to spend time for yourself this weekend and give your brain a rest….if that’s even possible for writers to do. J
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”