Welcome to Writing 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*
Clay Morgan, @UndeadClay to those that know him, is over on ProBlogger this week with the Undead Guide to Killing Your Blog. Lots of cool blogging info shrouded in a wonderfully chilly format – be sure to give this a look.
Have you seen my new Designing from Bones ~ The Dramatic Cord? “I love to watch Cops and other Weird/Foolish criminal shows during spare moments because they are such excellent fodder for drama. A few years ago, I was watching Cops when one of my favorite moments exploded in dramatic effervescence.“
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Konrath Posts Fake Book Reviews by J.A. Konrath. Interesting post, not sure I agree fully, but well worth the read.
How Fake Reviews Hurt Everyone by Jami Gold. And yes, recent events and Konrath are in Jami’s post – highly recommended read.
The Business Rusch: Watching the Numbers by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
On Aspects of Publishing
Self-Publishing By Design: Real Life Lessons by Susan Bearman on WriteitSideways.
Ebook Pricing Strategy for a Stand Alone Novel by Lindsay Buroker.
Amazon’s Self-Promotion Bear Trap: Beware by Cate Russell-Cole.
Lessons Learned from 1 Year as a Full-Time Author Entrepreneur by Joanna Penn.
On Social Media
3 More Ways Google Supercharges Your Searches by Joel Friedlander. Also from Joel, Twitter for the Absolutely Terrified Newbie Author.
Use YouTube as an Endless Music Player by Digital Inspiration.
Would Hemingway Blog? by Kristen Lamb.
Seeing Stars on Goodreads by Tamara Ward at EPubGuide.
7 Steps to Writing an Author Business Plan by Susan Spann guest posting on Writers in the Storm.
How NonFiction Authors Can Build Niche Authority through Content Marketing by Judy Cullins via The Savvy Book Marketer.
5 Simple Ways to Make More Money from Your Blog by Rae Hoffman.
On Writing Craft
Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel – Structure Part One by Kristen Lamb. And: Structure Part Two – Plot Problems.
25 Things You Should Do Before Starting Your Next Novel by Chuck Wendig.
Introducing ~ The Physical Attribute Thesaurus. A new wonderful writing resource launching on the Bookshelf Muse!
Are Your Characters Body Parts Acting on Their Own? by Janice Hardy. Also from Janice, Don’t Follow the Rules, Tell a Great Story.
Using Time Orientation in Your Writing by Kait Nolan. Great Idea!
Writer’s Bonus: Fundamental Flaws by Cate Russell-Cole.
Wrangling Long Sentences by Theresa Stevens at Edittorrent.
On the Writer’s Life
On Cultivating Instinct as an Inkslinging Storyspinning Penmonkey by Chuck Wendig.
What Should Newbie Writers Focus On? by Jami Gold.
Brainstorm Somebody Else’s Problem by Kait Nolan. Smart idea!
How to Give a Fair Critique by Ava Jae.
Write or Die by Samantha Warren guest posting on Marcy Kennedy’s blog. This is about the Write or Die timer for all of us that need a little extra motivation and focus.
Special Bonus Post (for those that came down this far, smile): It’s coffee. It’s dessert. It’s together in one awesome combination as Pumpkin Tiramisu and you can find it over on K.B. Owen’s site. Let the drooling begin!