Before we get started on this week’s links — Rhonda Hopkins is taking part in the WINTER OF ZOMBIE 2015 EVENT being hosted on Facebook by author, Armand Rosamilia. You can click that last link to find the schedule for each author’s appearance. Rhonda’s first post (an interview) is scheduled for Nov 4th.) There are nearly 50 authors in this event and the event lasts all month. More blog posts will be added soon! Rhonda will have at least two other posts scheduled during the month of November. Who else will be there? Well, obviously Armand Rosamilia, as well as Heath Stallcup, Jaime Johnesee, Shawn Chesser, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, and many more! Check to see if your favorite zombie author will be participating. Just click on the image below to go to the Facebook Page for the Event and click “Going” so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and giveaways!
AND — you can get this very cool shirt for the WINTER OF ZOMBIE Event. Rhonda’s name is on the back along with some other awesome zombie authors.
Now for this week’s gathering — Articles we’ve found informative about writing, publishing, creativity, and blogging/social media are posted frequently to our Facebook Page. So that you don’t miss any of the great information posted there, we do a weekly roundup of articles we’ve read that week (but not always published that week). Subscribe to our blog (right side-bar or below in the footer) if you want to make sure you don’t miss out!
Celebrating Five Years as an Indie Author by Sarra Cannon (Good tips!)
The Single Best Way to FINISH Your Novel by Kristen Lamb
Margie’s Rule #9: Cliché Play by Margie Lawson (If you have the chance to take a class or five of Margie Lawson’s, I highly recommend any and all.)
Manuscript to Ebook: A Cleaning Guide by David Kudler
What’s a Writer’s Job Description by Julie Glover
Business Musings: Talking To Writers by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Should You Go Wide or Join KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited? by Lindsay Buroker (Note: I linked to the The Passive Voice summary rather than the full article so you could read the comments as well, which are always enlightening.)
5 Observations on the Evolution of Author Business Models by Jane Friedman
The Publishing Process in GIF Form from Nathan Brandsford (from 2012 but still amusing.)
Do Free Book Promotions Work? by Andrew Updegrove (Check out the comment section as well.)
Do Free Book Promotions Work (Part II) by Andrew Updegrove
Best Stock Photography Tools (This is a list composed by someone else and I know nothing about the majority listed. So do your own due diligence before using.)
12 Rules for Choosing the Right Domain Name by Rand Fishkin
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this month — GOOD LUCK! Feel free to tell us in the comments what you’ll be working on and come back here and post your progress in the comments if you’d like. Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? It’s National Novel Writing Month – a challenge to write a novel (50,000 words) during the month, held every November. Click here to find out how it works!
By the way, the folks at Literature and Latte are having a Scrivener sale. Scrivener is an awesome writing tool that helps you organize your writing and format all within the program. (NOTE: no kickbacks here, it’s just what I use and I love it!) Anyway, they’re offering a discount on Scrivener for NaNoWriMo:
- 50% Discount for All NaNoWriMo 2015 Winners
- 20% Discount for Everyone Else – (discount code NANOWRIMO)
You get a free trial, so you can try it for NaNo (or just whenever) until December 7th to make sure you can get through NaNo and all the followup. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE TRIAL FOR NANO FOR WINDOWS OR MAC.
And Scrivener Coach, Joseph Michael, has a quick and free (under 25 minutes) tutorial to get you started using Scrivener fast for NaNo. His tutorials are always very helpful. His Learn Scrivener Fast tutorials have been a huge help to me.
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NAVIGATING FAMILY COURT: IN THE BEST INTEREST OF YOUR CHILD
By Rhonda Hopkins
Going to court can be scary. Going to court to decide custody of your child can be truly terrifying — there is so much at stake! But, the better prepared you are, the less stress there will be for you and your child.
The Navigating Family Court guide will give you a glimpse of what you can expect during Family Court litigation and what will be expected of you. While this book will not offer legal advice (that’s what your attorney is for), it will offer insights from a twenty-year veteran in the field, who has investigated thousands of cases involving child abuse/neglect, and parental custody and access. In this book, you will find:
What to Expect When You Go to Court
What Things a Judge Might Order
What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation
What to Do if there are Issues Involving Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Child Abuse/Neglect, or Domestic Violence
Information on Mediation, Parent Education, and Counseling
A List of Things You Should Gather for Easy Access
Tips on Co-Parenting
While no one can guarantee you’ll be granted primary custody of your child, if you’re involved in family court litigation, this guide will help you prepare yourself and your child for the months ahead.
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As always — Thanks for reading!
Rhonda Hopkins is the author of the award-winning paranormal novella, THE CONSUMING, and the zombie apocalypse series,SURVIVAL. She writes horror, suspense, paranormal, and YA Urban Fantasy. You can find her atRhondaHopkins.com and she is also a Contributing Author for Addictive Reads.