Website Update: 2.40 p.m. The host of Goodreads has clarified the poll is working and no one is cheating. She’s excited when new members join and vote, so I’m still in, and I feel much better about the situation. Thank you to everyone who’s supported me, voted, and even returned to explain who you are, so your identity was verified. I really appreciate this. I couldn’t have better people helping me :D (If you didn’t see my last post, some authors accused others of cheating to get votes last night.)
If you all recall, Minutes Before Sunset needed nominations for “Book of the Month” on Goodreads, and you all succeeded! But I need votes. PLEASE VOTE BY CLICKING THE LINK. We’re in first place thanks to your votes, but I need all of the support I can get to stay in this position.
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So I used to do posts under the topic “Website Wonders.” Basically, I’d share a website that I thought was good for writers and/or readers to use in order to enhance their artistic lives. However, my “last” one was back in January, because I really stopped labeling them as such. (Mainly because they’d be a part of something else, like a Writing Tips post.) But today I bring it back.
On December 8, 2012, I wrote Website Wonders: Twitter: ShanAshleeT23, which directed followers to my Twitter while also giving tips on how to promote yourself via Twitter. I did this for an important reason. I often share websites I come across on my Twitter, and I do this on a regular basis. So today’s post will be the top sites I’ve found and shared on my Twitter in the past month or so:
Writing & Publishing:
- Directory of Fiction Publishers: organized by alphabetized genres Adult—Westerns. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ZlpoK/:14FKI!!pq:aKoVn0i9/www.writewords.org.uk/directory/level1_pages.asp?typeid=9/
- Word Frequency Counter: Check your novel’s most frequently used words. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/21vMOp/:jmIFRbZO:Y.4o5luH/www.writewords.org.uk/word_count.asp/
- Beautiful and Ugly Words http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/17QOFC/:5RbSSXe@:Z0qDcG2J/www.dailywritingtips.com/100-beautiful-and-ugly-words/
- How to Tell a Story A helpful TED talk with a lot of great advice and detail http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html?utm_medium=on.ted.com-twitter&source=twitter&utm_content=addthis-custom&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co&awesm=on.ted.com_dbaA#.Ua9P6jVZZCI.twitter
- 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library: Great list of timeless novels to share, read, and keep throughout your life. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2bvTQe/:5RbSSRC.:c+8@J+ae/zenhabits.net/50-amazing-and-essential-novels-to-enrich-your-library/
- 30 Great Opening Lines in Literature: First lines are always so important. Think about these and your own to figure out why first lines are so effective. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9817505/30-great-opening-lines-in-literature.html
- 13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers: Judging a book by its cover can be a mistake. These are perfect examples to remind you of this. http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/fantasy-novels-that-are-good-despite-their-covers
- A Mega Summer Reading List by TEDsters: Looking for a great read? I’m a fan of TED talk, and this one is a list by TEDsters. http://blog.ted.com/2013/05/31/your-mega-summer-reading-list-180-books-recommended-by-tedsters/
I also share funny things on my Twitter about my every day life: This is a giant cinnamon roll I ate! It came with a steak knife. How awesome is that?
If you all find any websites you like as a reader or a writer, comment below to share it Also, I hope you voted. It really helps me out. I’m simply flattered you support me here! And I’m excited, because so many more people are supporting Minutes Before Sunset now that the paperback has been released through all major retailers. Check it out if you haven’t already:
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