As this past weekend reflects, we are a country of independence. Freedoms abound that others only long for.
Among those freedoms are our choices to read and write based on our own thinking. With that in mind, I offer you some of what I've come across the last week of June in writing and publishing news.
First up, a simple curiosity. Stephen King actually has quite legible handwriting. Why a curiosity? Often writers, as well as physicians, don't have the best handwriting. Take a look.
Diane Rinella talks audiobook production on Writers Helping Writers. A well-prepared post filled to the brim with good information.
All writers need to read to learn from other writers. Even if you write nonfiction, reading good fiction is beneficial. If you have not read any of Catherine Ryan Hyde's novels, I recommend them to you. Here's a cover reveal for her next novel coming out in December.
Perhaps you are a first-time writer and have no idea what an author media kit is. Don't panic! Melissa Flick lays it all out for you on her blog plus infographic.
BookBaby offers a post from Dr. Dawn Field on Tightening Your Story's Cause and Effect with "and So." Her explanation and examples are rich with clarity and logic.
Personal branding consultant and award-winning author, Nancy Blanton, explains the formula necessary for creating what she calls "your author brand positioning statement."