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*
Larry Brooks is a master of locating the the beating heart of a working story, unearthing the rich lessons of it for us to use. This week begins his in-depth look at the seasons top book/movie: Deconstructing the Hunger Games, Part 1.
On the Publishing Industry
Why one Traditionally-published Author is now choosing Self-Publishing by Jessica Park, guest posting on Elizabeth Craig’s site.
The Indie Publishing Adventures of Author Aiden James an interview by Catie Rhodes.
On Aspects of Publishing
From Dean Wesley Smith: Think like a Publisher: Projected Income.
Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata by Joel Friedlander.
Thinking the Wrong Things about E-book Pricing by Chuck Wendig.
Anthologies & Collections: Putting Stories Together to tell Bigger Stories by Gabriela Pereira.
On Social Media
10 Tips to help you Keep Your Head while Vlogging by Jenny Hansen. Excellent tips!
How Writers can get started with Google+ by Dan Blank (vlog).
Social Media…The Death of us all? by Cate Woods.
10 Things Writers Shouldn’t Say in a DM by Kait Nolan.
Why I gave up trying to Build a big Social Media Following by J. Steve Miller guest posting on Joanna Penn’s site.
On Writing Craft
Man Against Nature – How to make it work by the ever-fabulous Kristen Lamb.
Want to be an Editor when you grow up? by Theresa Stevens at Edittorrent.
Before Fingers Touch Keyboard: My Six Pre-Writing Steps by Roni Loren.
How to make your novel Scratch and Sniff by Marcy Kennedy. Great advice for using smell in your writing.
How to Fix a Weak Opening by Kara Lennox guest posting on Writers in the Storm.
Writing Tools: How Useful is Speech Recognition Software for Writers/Bloggers? by Sonia G. Medeiros. Stop by and let Sonia know your experiences, struggles and triumphs.
On the Writer’s Life
You are a Writer. Act like One. Joanna Penn interviews Jeff Goins. Lots of great tips here.
25 Realizations Writers Need To Have from the prophetically hilarious Chuck Wendig.
Ways to Be a More Productive Writer: Don’t Finish by Janice Hardy.
Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers by Roger D. Colby.
Your health is a key part of remaining a productive writer, trust me, I learned this the hard way. Then I found writer and health guru August McLaughlin and her information filled posts, like this weeks: Fact or Fiction: 10 Diet Myths Debunked.
Remember the days before the world was sanitized to protect every single little twitch of the sensitive soul? Ellie Ann Soderstrom takes back on a journey to those days with Hilarious Old Ads – go for the ads, stay for the witty comments.
Jennifer Joseph of Slacker Heroes guest posted on Piper Bayard’s site this week with what has to be the funniest post of the week (at least from my perspective) – check it out! Zombie Apocalypse Basics.
“I’m inspired by cooking my pets and my loved ones” – yeah, punctuation makes all the difference. Check out K. B. Owens hilarious Writers and Language.
“Long before middle-aged American retirees from the 1960s started flying to Paris to board those European torture tour buses, one American set a standard for “unwelcome tourist” that has yet to be surpassed…”: The “Ugly American” who would be King of Mexico by Holmes.
Movies: Gloria Oliver reviews The Raven. Tameri Etherton does May Movie Madness with looks at Snow White & the Huntsman, Moonrise Kingdom and The Avengers (trailers included in post). Amanda Rudd reviews The Avengers (and other films): Dust and Even Though the Entire World is Burning.
Designing from Bones ~ Heaven’s Monasteries: Since the legends of the Tower of Babel, mankind has striven to reach the heavens – proximity and piety driving us ever upward. Today, we will look at two stunning examples of the Babel principle…