Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best Treasures I’ve found on the blogsphere during the past week. Glad you stopped by, enjoy!
On the Publishing Industry
There were four excellent over views of traditional publishing vs. self/indie publishing this week that are must reads for all writers.
Randy Ingermanson gives an wonderful response to a new writer seeking knowledge on whether to go the traditional route at What’s a Newbie Novelist to do?
Joe Konrath interviews NY Times #1 Bestselling Author James Rollins with a healthy discussion on book pricing at Interview with James Rollins.
On Writing Craft and Social Media for Writers
What are some things we should focus on when building our author brand? Jami Gold brings us a new and powerful series exploring this topic at Branding 101: Online Brand vs. Author Brand and Be Google-able.
If you are looking for incredible ideas on how to empower your writing than Janice Hardy’s “The Other Side of the Story” is a great place to go. This week she brings us Expect the Unexpected: Creating Plot Twists and a cool series that delves into writer samples Real Life Diagnostics: Does this Opening Work?
Write it Sideways has an excellent guest post by Lisa Kilian on How to Nix the Fear and Pitch that Post. Also this week from Write it Sideways comes an powerful article on resuscitating a struggling WIP at 3 Signs you’re Renovating a Condemned Novel.
Looking for ways to interview your characters and keep all of their sundry information in order? Well the incredible Manon Eileen brings us an in-depth tool to do just that. You can find it at Writer’s Tools: Main Character Survey.
Craft-master and top-selling author James Scott Bell shares the Best and Worst Writing Advice he ever got at Killzone. This is an informative and fun read give it a view.
Fun Fiction and Fiction Challenges
This weeks featured Fiction Challenge comes from Sonia G. Mederios. Join her June Writing challenge: Creature Feature!
I’ve been a fan of “pick-your-path” adventures since childhood so it comes as no surprise that I’m hooked on a few excellent ones I’ve found online. If you enjoy a fun read and having a voice in the movement of the story try out Jen Kirchner’s “The Relic” and Mark Lidstone’s “Zombies – No Place Like Home”
This week I found two cool resources for Art and Free Books.
Mary Jo Gibson’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” features an array of museums and their online offerings, including Yale Universities search-able catalog of 1.4 million unique items!
Late Bloomer brings us Fourteen books, from Charles Perrault, Jules Verne, Bram Stoker and many others, all with Free Kindle Links! 14 Free Books by Literary Late Bloomers.
That’s it for this week!
Happy Blogging and Peaceful Journeys!