Welcome to Blog Treasures! Here you’ll find the best of the blogsphere from the past week. So, grab your coffee, sit back and above all – enjoy *smile*
The Bookshelf Muse (Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi) is a favorite online resource for me (as attested to by the link in my side column). This week saw a fantastic announcement that I wanted to be sure you all saw – the upcoming release of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. I know it will be on my bookshelf soon – will be nice to have the “Muse” close at hand.
On the Publishing Industry
The Business Rusch: Audience by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Indie Publishing Thinking by Dean Wesley Smith. What does your revenue stream pie look like?
Should Trade Publishers Start Ditching Their B2B Imprints in a B2C World? from Mike Shatzkin. Also from Mike, A Feast of Data in Pew Survey of Ebook Readers.
On Aspects of Publishing
Cover Art: Tips for the Do-it-Y0urselfer from Talli Roland at EPubGuide.
Author Branding Plan: The Creed by Jen Talty.
Tips on Publishing and Marketing from Joanna Penn.
Writing Conferences – Beware of Crossing Deer by Kristen Lamb – who, by the way, will be a featured speaker at DFWCON on May 19-20, in case you’d like to meet the Social Media Jedi Master in person.
On Social Media
From August McLaughlin: Pinterest: How to Pin Without Getting Arrested.
5 Principles for Using Facebook by Jane Friedman.
Why I’m Glad I Joined Twitter by Ava Jae.
Navigating the World of Social Media by David Slegg at EPubGuide.
On Writing Craft
Larry Brooks recently spoke at an RWA chapter event in Portland and brings us the wisdom he learned in What I Just Learned From A Room Full of Romance Writers.
Back To Plot Basics from Martha Alderson the Plot Whisperer.
Four Tips for Adding a New Twist on an Old Plot by Janice Hardy.
Multi-published Romance Author Kara Lennox joins the Writers in the Storm this week with a new series – Plot Fixer: What To Do If Your Premise Isn’t Compelling.
How to Keep Strong Female Characters Likeable by Marcy Kennedy.
Connotation: Writing Between the Lines by Lisa Hall-Wilson.
The Dialogue Tag Debate by Billie Jo Woods.
Internal Dialogue by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Building Your Writer’s Craft Library by Carrie Mumford.
On the Writer’s Life
My best blog find in recent weeks is Ava Jae. This week Ava brings us a fun and thoughtful post on Why Writing Through Resistance is Essential.
Common Myths About Plots & Pants: Plotting Talk for Writers by Chipper Muse.
Jami Gold brings us a great tip to help bring comments on our work from multiple sources into a single document in MS Word Trick: Combining Changes and Comments. Also from Jami: How Do We Find Beta Readers?
Ways to be a More Productive Writer from Janice Hardy.
How to be a Full Time Writer from Chuck Wendig.
True Grit as a Writer by Bob Mayer.
Reading in Public: Three Steps to Captivate Your Audience by Gabriela Pereira.
Intriguing, Fun, Fit and more
Mary Jo Gibson brings us her Cabinet of Curiosities, all you Steampunkers will especially like the segment on Victorian Crime & Punishment.
My favorite fun video of the week is brought to us by Shea MacLeod: Zombie Ninja’s – this had me in tears – hilarious!
Leanne Shirtliffe shows us How To Search Bomb Our Friends.
Writer and fitness guru August McLaughlin takes a look at The Question Game on Steroids.
Catie Rhodes brings us some cool books and gadgets in What’s New: April 2012.
Television: Tiffany A. White brings us the Results of the 2012 Pick Per Night. Fun and humorous results! Tiffany also reviews the New Season of Survivor this week. Amber West reviews the new reality show: Shark Tank!