Writing Blog Treasures 12~1

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 (the aftermath)

NaNoNowWhat? Small Steps for Big Change by Kristen Lamb.

How to Flush Your NaNoWriMo Efforts Down the Crapper by Chuck Wendig.

Writing the First Draft of a Novel Using Questions and Modeling by Joanna Penn.

Theme & Intent: Do You Know Yours? by Bob Mayer.

How to Make NaNoWriMo Especially Difficult by Ava Jae.

On Publishing

Ether for Authors: Circling the Collective by Porter Anderson – This post features James Scott Bell, Roz Morris and others – Highly Recommended Read for Writers!

Simon & Schuster Joins Forces with Author Solutions to Rip off Writers by David Gaughran – Writers Beware.

Kathleen Schmidt of Medium.com covers some of the “services” offered and the realities attached to them in S&S deal in Buyer Beware.

Getting Rid of the Middle Man by Kristine Rusch (The Business Rusch).

Is Genre Dying? by Marcy Kennedy.

On Aspects of Publishing

Clear Covers: Making Your Ebook Identifiable at Thumbnail Size by Cate Russell-Cole.

The Three Stages of Author Marketing by Susan Spann.

How Much Does Self-Publishing a Book Cost? by Lindsay Buroker.

Self-Published Authors: How to Choose an Editor by Tammy Salyer.

Ebook Publishing on Kobo with Mark Lefebvre via Joanna Penn.

10 Signs that You are Not Ready to Self-Publish by Joseph C. Kunz Jr.

Indie Epublishing Strategic Planning by D.D. Scott.

Lessons in Indie Publishing – Cover Design by Jane Ayres.

Finding Free Fonts for Your Self-Published Book by Joel Friedlander.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ebook Formatting but were Afraid to Ask by Ruth Harris.

On Social Media

‘Social’ Media: Sharing Our Narcissism by Porter Anderson via Writer Unboxed.

3 Hashtag Tips to Change Your Twitter from Drab to FAB! by Marcy Kennedy via Jen Hansen’s site.

Making Twitter More Manageable with Twitter Lists by Laura Pepper Wu.

On Blogging/Technology

10 Ways to Build Long-Lasting Traffic to Your Author Website or Blog by Jane Friedman.

Top 10 Tips to Get Your Blog Ready for Prime Time by Joel Friedlander.

A New (Free) Way To Sell Books from Your Sidebar by Claire Ryan.

How A Blog Series Created Reader Demand for a Booked Blog by Becca Puglisi.

On Writing Craft

Steampunk Inspiration and How-to for Writers by Cate Russell-Cole. This post is packed with a ton of useful resources – Highly Recommended!

How to Create a Truly Frightening Villain by Marcy Kennedy.

6 Types of Courageous Characters by K.M. Weiland.

If You Hate Writing a Character…Don’t Write Them by Roz Morris

Finding Your Voice by Kait Nolan.

How Chuck Wendig Writes a Novel by  – Chuck Wendig.

Developing Conflict & Tension by Elizabeth S. Craig.

How to Escalate Conflict in Your Novel by C.J. Redwine.

5 Ways Writers Can Cure Where-Do-I-Begin-itis by Krissy Brady.

How to Know It’s Time to Shelve Your Novel by Ava Jae.

Adapting Story Structure for Any Project by Becca Puglisi.

Writing Advice from Master Teacher John Gardiner via the Office of Letters and Light.

On the Writer’s Life

Starting Your Writing Journey: Two Easy Ways to Get Inspired by Ali Luke.

The Roller Coaster Ride of Pegging Yourself as an Author: Part One: Attitude // Part Two: The Goals // Part Three: The Battle Plans – by Nancy Jill Thames.

Girl Boner Perks for Jollier Holidays by August McLaughlin – stay fit and happy for the holidays with a timeless proven strategy (smiles).

Writing During the Holidays – Tips by Elizabeth S. Craig.

5 Secrets to Keep Your Sanity Intact During the Holidays by Marcia A. Richards.

The Very Wide Spectrum of Fandom: Fear and Misery in the Writer’s World by Jess Witkins.

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 12~1

  1. Marcia says:

    First, thank you, my friend, for including my post in this smorgasboard of goodies! Oooh, there’s something in every category I’m dying to read! You are the best at mashups, for sure! Have a fab weekend!

  2. Ava Jae says:

    Thanks for including my posts in your roundup, Gene, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Jess Witkins says:

    I had a little flashback moment after cruising through your blog, Gene. I immediately went to hit the Tweet button and was like “Woh, 2 years ago I didn’t know what a Tweet button was, and now I love Twitter! Who’d have thought I’d have gotten so into this blogging thing?”

    Fabulous writing links as always, Sir! I’ll try to peruse through as many as possible throughout the week. This month is 6 day work weeks in retail! Weeeeeeeeeee! *she said sarcastically…*

  4. Your mashups are so rightly called TREASURES, Gene. Thanks for including my GB link and for supporting so many awesome writers. Lots of fun stuff I’ve yet to check out.

    Hope you’re having a brilliant weekend! *raises egg nog*

  5. Jenny Hansen says:

    What August said! Thanks Gene, for the inspiration AND the links. :-)

  6. No matter how many blogs I have read, I always have ten tabs open after your Blog Treasures :) I’m saving your posts for days when I have time to give them the attention they deserve. Thank you for the tremendous footwork.

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