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 Publishing and Social Media
James Killick brings us excellent advice with Five Reasons Why Blogging Makes You a Better Writer
Social Media Jedi Master, Kristen Lamb offers us her Initial Thoughts on Google +.
Tony Eldridge over at Marketing Tips hosts Sue Collier this week with 7 Reasons you should not use Social Media Marketing.
Mark Williams brings us an in depth look at Being The Boss – Controlling Our Own Destiny.
Bob Mayer is traveling this week and gives us his Notes from Thrillerfest Part 1.
On the Craft of Writing
Elizabeth S. Craig offers us a large selection of incredible writing resources: Writing Worksheets and other Tools. Elizabeth is also a superb resource for writing information. Take a look at her article on Characters Who Push.
Roz Morris over at Nail Your Novel explores how to handle back story effectively: How to wield back story with panache.
Close your eyes for a moment. Hear the birds? Smell anything on the breeze? Janice Hardy hosts K.A. Stewart this week who brings us excellent tips on Enhancing Your Descriptions. Janice also offers timely advice on how to manage our story threads in Defining Story Arcs.
Looking for great tips on building that new world to explore? Well, Fae Rowen of Writers in the Storm has some tips for you: World Building: Part 1- Physical Setting.
Is your Black Moment giving you a dark moment? Jeannie Campbell at Character Therapist explores the “dark night of the soul” in Rethinking Black Moments.
Marcia Richards, one of the founders of the Life List Club, shows us Six Saboteurs of Creativity and How to Thwart Them.
The brilliant Jami Gold deconstructs Green Lantern and offers a plethora of excellent writing tips in The Green Lantern Movie: How *Not* To Plot a Story and The Green Lantern Movie: How *Not* To Write Characters.
The fantastic Chuck Wendig gives us 25 Things You Should Know About Revisions. Be sure to check out his other “25’s Lists” while your there.
Are you feeling like nothing is going right with your writing. Here is a great piece by C. Hope Clark that takes a look at What’s Wrong? My Writing isn’t Working .
Fun Posts and Fan Fiction
Mary Jo Gibson from This Write Life gives us a chance to see some great art and take a virtual tour of the Chicago Art Institute. Mary Jo also features a couple of interactive pieces in her Cabinet of Curiosities. Be sure to check out the key-activated mechanical writing desk!
Do you love free stuff? How about free ebooks? Write It Sideways brings us a large list of resources that will fill your Kindle to bursting: Where to Find Free eBooks for Your Amazon Kindle.
If you love writing challenges than Sonia G. Medeiros is the place to look for fun monthly challenges: July Writing Challenge – Moonstruck.
Amanda Rudd explores The Age Old Question: Which Star Trek is Better?.
Three fun stories are running on the Fan Fiction front currently. Jen L. Kirchner starts her newest Vote-Your-Own-Adventure story this week and its off to a thrilling start: Site 27: Part One. Anne-Mhairi Simpson takes us on a journey Along the Coastline – Elemental Races #11. Mark Lidstone leads us through a nightmarish landscape filled with Zombies.
Catie Rhodes of Full-Tilt Backwoods Boogie takes us on a ghostly tour of the Haunted Baker Hotel.
Manon Eileen explores the Weird Phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle.
That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back on Wednesday when I’ll be exploring a couple of macabre aspects from history in my Designing from Bones series.