Friday List of Writer Resources

It’s finally Friday!

It’s Friday already!

If you’re like me you may have mixed feelings on this last day of the work week.

Time goes by quickly when one has a lot of things to do. I work full-time at a corporate job and I’m getting ready to publish a book in a couple of months. Busy? Oh yes, I’m busy! So, in a sense I can’t believe another week has gone by. There are things I had hoped to accomplish this week and didn’t, but there are also things I finished up that I hadn’t intended to. All in all it’s been a good week.

On the other hand, I started asking myself when I woke up on Tuesday morning if it was Friday yet. It’s such a treat to have two days when I have more control over how I spend my time. Busy? Yes, still busy. But busy doing things I want to be doing.

So, as we get ready to end into the weekend I’m starting a new Friday tradition here at A Slice of Life Writing. I’m going to share links to some writerly resources I’ve come across during the week that I think you might enjoy. I’ve come across other sites that do this on a regular basis and appreciate the opportunity to be introduced to new ideas, resources, and general food-for-thought.

So here are some things that caught my attention this week.

Christine Grote, author of Dancing in Heaven, shares some insight on how to use the f-stop to take the kind of photographs you envision. Since we got our DSLR camera a couple of years ago I have not taken the time to learn all that I need to and I use it mostly on automatic mode. Learning about the camera is on my list of things to do in retirement but I appreciate the quick tips Christine shares. She regular posts about gardening, self-publishing, and features a regular series called The Stitches We Leave Behind that I love.

The Web Teacher site has a post on copyright symbols that is a must-read for anyone writing content for the web or using content found on the web. This is important stuff.

At Linda Clare’s Writer’s Tips you’ll find something to consider when you’re ready to have an author photo taken. No need to wait until you’re book is finished either, why not have a professional-looking author photo on your blog or website or other social networking sites like Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter?

I discovered Joanna Penn’s site The Creative Penn a couple of weeks ago and it’s become a favorite. This week she’s sharing a video post about publishing and book marketing.

Check out Women’s Memoirs for writing prompts, memoir writing tips, a sneak peek at Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnet’s book Writing Alchemy due out next month, and a special pre-publication price on the book if you purchase early.

Finally, I want to bring your attention to a new online magazine called Adoption Voices Magazine . I had the honor of talking with publisher and Executive Editor, Jane Ballback, this week (more about that soon). For now, I hope you’ll pop over and read some of the excellent articles written by contributors from all facets of the adoption mosaic.

I hope to spend some time in the garden this weekend–they’re forecasting a sunny day tomorrow (oh may it be so). I’ve got an electronic galley of Two Hearts to begin proofing, and I’m thinking it might be a perfect weekend to go for a pedicure (my own little self-indulgent ritual of spring and summer).

I wish you all a blessed Easter weekend.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Thank you for the links. I’m especially interested in the info on copyright.

    1. See you in Austin, Kathy!

  2. Auntie Linda – thanks for the f-stop link – I was watching youtube videos on f-stops today and trying to get it into my head. Well timed. Looks like we have that in common too!

    1. Hugs, Lara.

  3. I love your photos of daffodils! And Christine’s blog is one of my favorites, too. It’s nice to meet you Linda!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julia! Love your blog, by the way!

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