Welcome to Blog Treasures, my weekly roundup of the best of the blogsphere from the past week.
The ever fabulous Jami Gold starts us out this week with a pair of exceptional posts featuring an array of tips and insights that every writer will find valuable. Can We Have Too Much Voice? and Editing Tips – How To Use Color-Coding.
Reasons for a Trade Paper Edition by Dean Wesley Smith.
Surviving the Transition: How Writers Can Thrive in the New World of Publishing by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Do Legacy Publishers Treat Authors Badly? by J.A. Konrath.
From Joanna Penn: Marketing Direct to Kindle Readers – Advertising & KDP Select.
David Gaughran takes a look at Print Editions, Mailing Lists, Special Offers, Donations & Ad Spots.
From Bob Mayer: The Reality of Amazon and the Digital Publishing World.
On Social Media
Creating a Professional Website for Nearly Nothing, Except Time by Jen Talty hosted by the Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing.
From Jen Hansen: Triberr Part 5: The Boneyard and Other Tribe-y Hot Spots.
How Do Readers Find E-Books on Goodreads? by Tamara Ward via The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing.
On Writing Craft
Kristen Lamb delves into the Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues.
On the Writer’s Life
How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing by Joanna Penn. Excellent advice in this post!
25 Things I Want To Say To “Aspiring” Writers by Chuck Wendig.
Dan Blank explores how Analytics Should Tell Stories and Compel Action.
Pat Thunstrom takes an interesting look at Authorial Pragmatism.
Writer and health guru August McLaughlin shows us how Deadlines can be Lifelines for Writers.
Competitions & Writing Opportunities (#25) by Donna Newton.
Things are heating up as Holmes dissection of Iran’s past reaches the modern era. Check it out in Timeline Part V & The Rise of the Ayatollahs & the Hostage Rescue Attempt.
Jen Hansen brings us How to Prevent Sinning with the “Sin Collar”. The video with this post is a hilarious must see.
At times words escape us, and yet, in those moments the best words may appear. For a beautiful example of this check out Mhairi Simpson’s The Imperfection of Language.
Piper Bayard brought us an incredible Interview with Best-Selling author Vicki Hinze this week that is a must read.
Karen McFarland brings us a beauty of the natural world in Fire Fall – A Marvel of Nature!
Reviews & Recipes
Movies: Jess Witkins reviews her Top 10 Slightly Absurd Romantic Comedies. Jess also reviews The Tree of Life, Hugo & The Descendents this week. Jillian Dodd reviews This Means War. Lyn Midnight reviews What Dreams are made of – Hugo.
The recipe of the week comes from Jillian Dodd with the Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini. Can you say yum!
That’s all for this week.