It’s my flex Friday today so I’m at home trying to catch up on the many things I’ve fallen behind on recently.
So far today I’ve written seven posts in preparation for my book blog tour in June. I’ve been fretting about this for a number of weeks as I’ve been thinking about what to write. Fretting as in: what in the world can I say that would be of interest to anyone else? I’m feeling more pressure as I’ll be a guest on someone else’s blog and I want to be able to contribute something of value for readers I may not know. Pressure. Pressure.
I’ve also been trying (rather unsuccessfully so far) to establish a regular schedule here at A Slice of Life Writing. My goal is to make Friday’s a day of sharing resources and items of interest I’ve come across during the week so that’s what I’m doing today.
I love what Christina Katz over at The Prosperous Writer has to say about empowered writers and publishing moving “in-house”. (Hint: it’s moved into your house!)
Sharon Lippincott at The Heart and Craft of Life Writing has some great tips for formatting manuscripts for Print-On-Demand services like CreateSpace.
Rachelle Gardner is taking a look at the rapidly-changing publishing landscape.
If you’re a bibliophile like me you might appreciate the concept of buildings made out of books I came across on Flavorwire.
And finally, yesterday was national Poem in Your Pocket Day. Do you have a favorite poem? Perhaps one you remember from childhood? The first one that came to my mind when I read this was The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess.
I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you, anyhow;
I’d rather see than be one!
So there you go: the first weekly installment of Friday Fave Five. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. I realized recently that I overuse the word “wonderful”. So, in the spirit of trying to become a more seasoned writer let me wish for you a sensational, awe-inspiring, fantastic, dynamite, groovy (yes the word “groovy” is in my Thesaurus) weekend!