Writing Blog Treasures 11~17

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*

NaNoWriMo

From Jenny Hansen: 10 Tips to Help You Finish Your Novel and/or Win NaNoWriMo.

From the Office of Letters and Light: 10 Tips to Help You Finish Your NaNoWriMo Novel.

From Alexandra Sokoloff: The Plan.

From Jami Gold: Lessons From the Halfway Point.

From Bob Mayer: The Kernel Idea: The Alpha and Omega of Your Story // Kernel Idea Examples.

On Publishing

Ether for Authors: San Frontiers by Porter Anderson. This is Porter’s newest Ether brought directly through Publishing Perspectives. Top Read!

The Business Rusch: Agents and Money by Kristine Rusch.

Observations From Running A Free Book Sale by Elizabeth S. Craig.

Selling Ebooks Direct From Your Site by Sibel.

On Aspects of Publishing

What Type of Edit Does Your Book Need? by Marcy Kennedy. Excellent Post – Recommended!

Love Your Book? Choose A Great Cover by August McLaughlin.

Series vs. Stand-Alone: What Should We Work On Next? by Jami Gold.

My Experience Advertising My Ebook with BookBub by Lindsay Buroker. Also from Lindsay: How Do You Improve Sales at International Ebook Sites?

Author Support from Ebook Vendors by Gemma Halliday.

The Fair Use Death Match: Parody vs. Satire by Susan Spann.

From Elizabeth S. Craig: Spacing Out Our Novels’ Releases – Production // Spacing Releases to Keep Readers Hooked.

On Social Media

How to Create An Online Media Kit by Dana Lynn Smith.

Sell More Fiction By Activating the Power of Book Clubs by Rob Eagar.

Starting Your Ebook Promotions on Your Amazon Book Page by Gordon Kessler.

Avoid the Twitter Time Suck – Twitter in Less-Than-Ten-Minutes A Day by Laura Pepper Wu.

How Twitter Hashtags Help Authors Find Readers by Frances Caballo.

On Blogging/Technology

Develop a Slogan to Help Your Author Platform by Robert Lee Brewer.

How To Use QR Codes: Engaging Readers with Transmedia by Joanna Penn.

How to Make Your Writer’s Website Captivate Your Target Audience by Dana Lynn Smith.

Google+ Shows How Your Website is Performing in Google Search Results via Digital Inspiration.

Writerly Uses for Microsoft Excel by Jenny Hansen.

Tools for Testing Your Ebooks by Hugh at Press Books.

On Writing Craft

From Gabriela Pereira: Write It! What’s Your Logline? // How To Write A Killer Logline.

14 Tips for Writing a Book in 29 days…and then doing it again the next month by Johnny B. Truant. Awesome post!

Stay on Target: When Is A SubPlot Leading You Astray? by Janice Hardy.

25 Ways to Unstick a Stuck Story by Chuck Wendig.

On the Writer’s Life

Changing Your Process by Ann Aguirre. Excellent Post!

Slow Writer Reformed: It Can Be Done! by Roni Loren.

How to Juggle Writing and Life by Ava Jae.

I Was Thinking of Throwing A Pity Party, But What Would I Wear? by Jess Witkins. Yep, this post is as awesome as it sounds (smiles).

Why Settle for Your Reader’s Wallet When You Can Get In Her PANTS? by Kristen Lamb.

Also be sure to check out the latest in my New Designing From Bones series: Unearthing Merlin’s Bones.

Peaceful Journeys.

About Gene Lempp

Gene Lempp is a writer blending elements of alternate history, the paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and horror for dark and delicious fun. He unearths stories by digging into history, archeology, myth and fable in his Designing from Bones blog series. “Only the moment is eternal and in a moment, everything will change,” sums the heart of his philosophy. You can find Gene at his Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, WANATribe, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon.
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9 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 11~17

  1. Again, Writers in the Storm thanks you for mentioning us with Jenny’s post on ways writers can use MS Excel to make our lives easier. I’m sure Jenny will get back to you for mentioning her post on her own More Cowbell!
    -Fae Rowen

  2. A cup of coffee and your Blog Treasures are one of my favorite ways to start a Saturday. Thanks for another fine installment, Gene! Also for the inclusion. :) Hope your weekend rocks.

  3. Jess Witkins says:

    How you find time to organize all these fabulous posts into one place is beyond me. But I love it anyway! I’ll get my coffee and muffin and settle in! Thank you for the shout out – you must have known your wise words about “not moving fast, moving forward” were ringing in my ears again!

    I should really start charging you rent…

  4. Jenny Hansen says:

    Your blog treasures make me feel rich each and every Saturday! Thanks, Gene. :-)

    And thanks for including me. Now I’m off to read and learn…

  5. I have NO idea how you and Piper manage to do these fabulous mash-ups each week. I really look forward to them. I think I need to start a Gene Lempp file. :)

  6. Marcia says:

    Another delicious basket of goodies, Gene! I love Johnny B Truant, especially his line on ‘writing thin': “Think of it this way: In the first draft, your job is to tell yourself the story, and in the second draft, your job is to tell others the story.” Perfectly resonant! Off to read more! Thanks again!

  7. So many great links. I have more than 10 tabs open again :D Thank you for gathering these all for us.

  8. Gene, you’re an awesome resource, thank you. :-)

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