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*
“There is no one way to build a successful writing career but there are essential ingredients. One of the most important, I believe, boils down to two little words: saying no.” This is the opening for this weeks featured post by the fabulous August McLaughlin – Check Out the Rest at -> Saying “No” – A Successful Writer’s Must.
On the Publishing Industry
Should You Price Ebooks at 99 cents when You’re a New, Unknown Author by Lindsay Buroker. Also from Lindsay: Ebook Pricing, How Much is Too Much?
Pricing, Visibility & Experimentation by David Gaughran.
Kait Nolan had a fantastic post this week that is a Must Read: Say What You Want About Amazon’s Business Practices, But They Treat Customers Right. And a great follow up to that is Amazon may not be the Bad Guy and Publishers Need To Innovate via Teleread. The moral of this story: Don’t bash the innovator if you aren’t willing to innovate.
On Aspects of Publishing
Traditional – POD – Indie – Oh My! Publishing Choices by Susan Spann via Writers in the Storm.
How Do You Balance Writing With Platform Building? by Jane Friedman. Excellent tips!
On Social Media
5 Resources to Help You Write SEO Friendly Blog Posts by Carrie Mumford. This is an awesome opening resource for those looking for ways to expand their site visibility.
How I Built My Author Website by Roni Loren.
Making Time To Be Socially-Smart by Natalie C. Markey.
GoodReads vs. Library Thing by Tamara Ward via EPubGuide.
On Writing Craft
How To Write A Novel Without Selling Your Soul by Nick Thacker via Joanna Penn’s site.
5 Steps To Testing Your Opening Scene by the magnificent Roni Loren.
How To Create a Remarkable Writing Voice by Les Edgerton via Kristen Lamb’s site.
3 Exercises for Perfecting Your First Page by Jane Friedman.
Tips for Writing Back Cover Copy by Roz Morris via Jami Gold’s site.
On the Writer’s Life
10 Ways Free iPhone Apps Supercharge Writers by Joel Friedlander.
4 Writing Tips on Getting Started for Young Authors by Lisa Hall-Wilson.
Us vs. Them – A Call for Detente in the Author Wars by Laura Drake via Writers in the Storm.
How to be both Original and Universal by James Killick.
Do You Worry You Won’t Succeed as a Writer? by Marcy Kennedy.
From Donna Newton: Classes, Competitions & Writing Opportunities.
Fitness guru and writer, August McLaughlin has some awesome snack tips in Healthy Snack Attack!
What Makes Someone Sexy? by Leanne Shirtliffe.
10 Computer Phrases that Sound Dirty but Aren’t by Jenny Hansen.
Spy Ships – The U.S. Navy Comes of Age by Holmes.
Puppy Rescue – What to Expect by Amy Shojai.
From Jillian Dodd: Think Like a Man. Be sure to check out Jillian’s MANday Challenge to get CJ West to flash his abs – click the review link to find the details.