This Week in the Blogs, April 24 – 30, 2020

by | May 1, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

It’s Friday–in case you’ve lost track of the days of the week while hiding safely away in your home. Welcome back. Friday will now be the new publication day for our This Week in the Blogs posts.

How are you coping? Need a haircut? I do! Had enough of this surreal situation? Me, too! But, as someone on TV recently said, with each day that passes, we’re one day closer to getting back to normal–or our new normal whatever that may end up being.

Here’s your monthly submission reminders:

  • For our blog carnival, Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, please submit your best articles from your writing or self-publishing focused blog from the last 90 days here by May 15th for inclusion in our post that will be published right here on the last Friday of the month.
     
  • Submit your e-book cover for inclusion in our e-Book Cover Design Awards competition for May here by the end of the month.

Enjoy the articles. Be safe and well, and see you back here next week.

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, April 2020
“Here are the book covers that have caught my eye online this month. I hope that they bring a little joy in this very grim time.”

Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
10 Ways to Feel Like a Real Writer When You Can’t Write Thanks to Coronavirus
“Instead of fighting what can feel like an unwinnable battle with the lack of inspiration, let’s consider what we can do that does not take the same level of intense concentration as writing.”

Sean Platt on Sterling & Stone
How to Get (Good) Reviews for Your Book
“Every author I know has a love/hate relationship with book reviews.”

Sacha Black on Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to Illustrations in Books
“If you’ve never considered illustrations for your nonfiction book, think again!”

Gwen Hernandez on Writer Unboxed
Scrivener Quick Tips: A Roundup of Handy Features
“Whether your home office has been invaded and you have little time to write, or you suddenly find yourself with nothing but writing time, I’ve pulled together a motley collection of handy features that every Scrivener user should know about.”

 
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