Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best Treasures I’ve found on the blogsphere during the past week. Glad you stopped by, enjoy!
As you may have noticed I’m a day behind the normal schedule. That is because of the launch of a new writers support group that I am now a proud member of called the Life List Club. Yesterday, I hosted the fantastic Sonia G. Medeiros while guest blogging over at Jess Witkins’ Happiness Project. You can find Sonia’s post under Recent Posts (right below my picture) titled “Commit to Yourself”. If you are interested in learning about the Life List Club and what it has to offer check out the #LifeListClub tab on my header.
Okay, on to this weeks Treasures!
On Publishing and Social Media
Pat Thunstrom is working on a new guide for the online version of Tweetdeck. You can find his current one at The Tweetdeck Learning Guide
Bob Mayer lets us in on the joys of the conference trail from the speakers perspective and its Not What Its Cracked Up to Be. Bob also brings us some insight into recent publisher shifts in Business Reality but is it Smart?
Elizabeth S. Craig reminds us Why My Agent is Still Needed.
Randy Ingermanson of the Advanced Fiction Writing Blog answers the question Is There a Magic Pill to Make You Finish Your Novel?
Mark McGuiness over at Lateral Action offers us some great reminders and advice in How Much of Your Personal Life Should You Reveal Online?
Janice Hardy takes a deep look at writing solely for publication in The Write Stuff: Is the Focus on Publishing Hurting Aspiring Writers?
Gabrielle Harbowy reveals Five More Truths About Publishing that we should all look out for.
On the Craft of Writing
Jami Gold shows us how to unlock the power of our writing in How Vulnerable is Your Writing?
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi over at Bookshelf Muse brought us three incredible new Thesaurus Entries this week. Be sure to check them out. Reckless, Global Warming (Futuristic), and the Character Trait: Friendly.
Janice Hardy give us stellar advice on handling descriptions in And Coming Up on the Left, Stuff: Writing Descriptions. Janice also brings us great plotting advice in What to do? What to do? Plotting Through Goals.
The ever-brilliant Kristen Lamb gives us insight into Getting Primal with our plotting.
Aliventures always has excellent posts on writing. This week I found a couple of older entries that remain timeless. The Four Essential Stages of Writing and Finding Your Writing Voice – By Starting With Your Heart.
Elizabeth S. Craig (aka Riley Adams) offers us Six Tips For Moving Your Story Forward & some great advice for finding time to write during the busiest of schedules in Writing Schedules, Writing Setbacks.
P.M Terrell reveals the power of nature in Weather Can Be Murder!
KidLit brings us a great post on Building a Better Novel Premise.
Fun Posts and Fan Fiction
Catie Rhodes gives a great review of Red Riding Hood over at Full-Tilt Backwoods Boogie.
Jess Witkins lets us in on her latest adventure to the Bayou and offers a great idea for a new writers retreat in Swamps are for Lovers.
Tiffany A. White takes us on a Friday FabOoolousness adventure to Paradise in the Florida Keys.
The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse, Piper Bayard brings us a humorous, witty and insightful post with Jihad and the Happy Man Manual.
Anne-Mhairi Simpson has a great new piece of flash fiction for us: Oathbreaker.
Shea McLeod gives us a sneak peak at her new novel Kissed by Darkness. Shea spins a gripping tale that makes for great summer reading; warm blood for hot summer nights.
My Twitter friend Clare Davies (@MonacoMad) is both the head of a UK fan club for James Rollins and running a petition to get the New York Times Bestseller over to the isles as a part of his book tour. Let’s support James and his loyal UK fans! Petition for James Rollins UK Book Tour.
That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back on Wednesday when I’ll be exploring some of the stranger creature myths from history in my Designing from Bones series.