Charlotte Rains Dixon  

Otherwhere: Last Week in January

dog with sunglassesYeah, it really is the last week in January.  Amazing.   And the sun is shining in my window as I write this–even more amazing!  Here are some coolio links for the past week:

Writing Stuff

In which genre do you write? Understanding how genre affects marketing is one key to success.

Every book needs a good editor, and if your publisher does not offer you one, you’ll need to pay for it yourself.  Here’s a post about how to lessen those costs.

One of the best things you can do in order to write gripping fiction is to torture your character.  This is really hard for most of us!  But Stephen Pressfield has some tips on how to make your hero suffer.

Method acting for writers. I’ve always thought acting and writing had a lot in common.  Thanks to Caroline Harrison for sending me this.

I’ve become more and more aware of diversity and trying to foster it in the fictional worlds I create. Here’s a post that talks more about it.

I know you don’t want to hear this, but it only gets harder (it being writing).

And in news unrelated to writing, check out this interesting idea, which assigns three words to every location on earth as an easy way to standardize addresses.

Also, I want to make this sweater.

That is all.  No wait, it isn’t.  I have a question.  Actually, you may not be able to answer it. But I’ll go ahead anyway. What days are you most apt to spend time reading a blog post?  I’m trying to figure out a consistent schedule for posting.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday? Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday? (Which has sort of been what I’m doing, except then I dreamed up Five on Friday so that gums everything up.) Any ideas appreciated.

The photo has nothing to do with anything. I just liked it. Credit: Duchessa.

0 thoughts on “Otherwhere: Last Week in January

  1. Jenni Gainsborough

    For once an easy question to answer — I don’t care which days you post, just please keep doing it. I love reading your blog, it always entertains and inspires me. Everyday would be great!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Aw, thank you Jenni! I love knowing you are out there reading!

  2. J.D.

    Hi, Jenni. Charlotte, I’m like Jenni, it doesn’t matter to me. I look every day not on the weekend.

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Thanks, J.D.

  3. Don Williams

    Personally, I like Thursday nights for reading posts. Oh,by the way, I checked out that sweater and I’ll make you a deal: You take the sweater and I’ll take the girl… is it a deal?

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Oh I love you, Don! You are too funny.

  4. Zan Marie

    I know I left a comment… Anyway, I’ve been gone too long from your blog, Charlotte! Life, as always, gets interesting, and my days have been full. I’ll try to come by more often. What day you post isn’t important. Just keep posting.

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Thanks, Zan Marie! And I need to catch up with your blog, too. I certainly understand how busy life gets–sometimes out of nowhere, it seems!

  5. Dyoung

    Wow I am trying to catch up! Tonight I’m sitting down and going to read back through everything and hopefully peel out a good writing session as well. But for now- I’ll answer…any day that works for you Char. Normally I check here almost every day. But this week was funky for me so I’m a bit behind. On my blog- I hit it twice a week usually. I have a Sunday wrap up/launch. And a mid week tid bit. I have an exciting story to tell about a local bookstore here. Digging around on Monday led me to some neat stuff. So that might be my next post for the week. I am typically a Sunday/Thursday girl for in depth reading/studying. Not sure all that helps but it’s my answer:)

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Thank you, I appreciate your input. The consensus seems to be that the days don’t matter so much, but weekdays are better than weekends. So I’m thinking I may start doing my Otherwhere posts on Mondays. Can’t wait to read your bookstore story!

  6. dyoung

    I didn’t get to that one yet (the bookstore) but I did post about the new addition to my home!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Oh, how fun! I’m going to go read it. I love remodeling and adding on.

    2. Charlotte Rains dixon

      PS–I know people can click your name to get to your blog, but I don’t mind if you post specific links also!

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