Kathryn Britton
Making it harder: Sisyphus rock
Last night, I asked someone who really wants to write but hasn’t been getting it done, “Are you making writing harder than it needs to be?” She thought that summed up her situation, so we spent our time together exploring ways that she could make it easier. Writing can be liberating and exhilarating, but not...
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Scientific sibling of The Artist's Way
Should I Ask for a Kirkus Review? As mentioned in Share Experiment 15, it is possible to purchase a Kirkus review of a book.  Even though it’s a purchased review, Kirkus retains credibility because they don’t guarantee a positive review. What did I have to gain?  Libraries and bookstores often use Kirkus reviews to decide...
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Launch steps
The week after Sit Write Share launched, I wrote this description of book launch activities. My goal was to involve my network to reach readers. Here’s how I invited and supported my book launch partners, the tools I used, and the materials I created. If you are contemplating a book lauch, perhaps some of these...
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Best seller with Stephen King
To all the people who made suggestions, gave me feedback, let me use their stories, wrote endorsements, emailed their friends, and posted on social media, thank you for helping me achieve a wonderful book launch. Sit Write Share came about because one of my clients kept urging me to turn the three-word instruction I gave...
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Launch Day
Here are the top questions I’ve received about buying, giving, and using Sit Write Share.  Today is April 28, 2022, launch day for the book.  But these questions will still be meaningful long after the book is launched. Q: I don’t have a Kindle device so how can I read the Kindle version of the...
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Looking at a screen together
Feedback is good early, middle and late in a writing project, but the kind of feedback you need changes as you go. Who do you ask?  How do you invite them to give you the feedback you need?  They will probably appreciate you telling them where you want them to put their attention. Who could...
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Story seeds are like plant seedlings
Just a few minutes ago, members of a writers’ workshop strongly agreed that having a repeatable structure makes it easier to add new parts to a book.  That stimulated me to use my own structure to create a new experiment out of the story in Write Whatever is On Your Mind. Repeatable structures as described...
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Typing Just Get Started
In my writers’ workshops, I keep coming up against the same problem.  Participants apologize that they have nothing to submit this time.  Some mention staring at a screen and having their minds go blank. All have succeeded at writing before, but they can’t get past writer’s block now. In Sit Write Share, Write Experiment 10...
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