Inspired Links – Jan 24, 2011

I was going to come up with a cute day-of-the-week tag for this like Monochromatic Monday or Monopoly Monday … but that seemed kind of silly and I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to share my favorite links each week, much less each Monday.  So I’ve opted for a more subtle “Inspired Links” (get it – on Inspired by Real Life ;-) ).

I just wanted to put together a quick post and share some of my favorite links from the past few days.  Feel free to click or not as you like :-)

  • I posted on this blog recently about my  involvement with the “100 Stories for Queensland” project.  One of the editors on the project, Nick Daws, wrote this terrific post about the project with some super helpful info for anybody who is considering submitting but hasn’t yet.  It also has great tips for all writers of short fiction.
  • Where do you sit on the learning scale?” – this wonderful post by Aimee L. Salter is not about defining terms or setting criteria … it’s about getting you to think honestly about where you are in learning to become a writer and to consider what the next step in your learning might be.
  • Writers will want to keep an eye out for info on Dan Blank’s new project … he’s launching a new course “Build Your Author Platform.”
  • Steve Parolini (aka NovelDoctor) can always be depended upon for humorous and insightful perspectives on the writing life.  ”The Benefits of Not Caring” is no exception.
  • Kristen Lamb has an ongoing series on blogging.  The latest installment is “Part 7:  Fashion Faux Pas” and has some tips on what to avoid in your blog design.  Be sure to catch up on the previous installments, too.
  • And of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Tuesday Serial report which had 32 web serial installments last week ;-)

And last but not least, Digital Book World 2011 is happening right now in NYC.  You can follow all the action at #DBW11 and follow Digital Book World on Twitter.  If you’re not on Twitter, you can of course check their website.

If you’re wondering about my methodology for compiling this list, rest assured that there isn’t one.  It’s simply a collection of interesting things I’ve come across recently that I thought might be of interest to you :-)  Let me know what you think!


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