Blog Treasures

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

The fabulous Jen Talty discusses alternatives to traditional publishing in Notes from Thrillerfest Part 2. Then, New York Times Bestseller Bob Mayer wraps up the series in Thrillerfest Wrap Up– Thoughts on Traditional Publishing, Agents and Self-Publishing.

Janice Hardy takes an in-depth look at Marketing to the Middle Grade. Post includes excellent resources and site reviews.

Historical fiction author, Haley Whitehall, launched her new website and Twitter hashtag (#LightonHistory) Thursday. Stop by and check out the site then drop her a line a Twitter.

Hubspot Blog brings us an excellent article by Kara Sassone: 9 Insider PR tips for Attracting Media Attention (that don’t require running down a football field in boxers or less).

On the Craft of Writing

The writing life can be hard on us physically. Writing guru extraordinaire Kristen Lamb offers us Tips for Being a Healthy Writer. Because it is important that our manuscripts stay in good shape along with us, Kristen also gives us advice on Editing – Meet the Novel-Killer.

Larry Brooks explores the power of Sub-Text in “The Help”: Recognizing the Screaming Power of Narrative Sub-Text.

Is pacing your novel becoming a struggle? Janice Hardy offers us some excellent advice in Move Along: Fixing Problem Pacing.

Looking for tips on how to best convey your Theme? Roz Morris brings us excellent tips and advice in Theme: Don’t Get Down in the Dumps.

Fae Rowen continues her World-Building series with a deep look at Social and Cultural Aspects over at Writers in the Storm.

Susan Bischoff discusses the need for writers to be vigilant and flexible with their writing process in My Second Book Syndrome: Change of Process.

Ever wonder what word count is acceptable for your genre. Elizabeth S. Craig brings us her Thoughts and Links on Word Count. Is your character feeling a bit two-dimensional? Well, Elizabeth also offers us tips this week for Fluffing up a Character.

Cat Woods brings us a powerful series of posts that explore the depths of our characters motivations in Psychological Writing Series: Honor. Be sure to check out her other posts on Integrity, Honesty, Truth and Loyalty.

One of the best writer resources out there, The Bookshelf Muse, defined several more fascinating topics this week: Character Trait: Honesty and Weather Thesaurus: Dust or Sandstorm written by Jami Gold. Be sure to check out Jami’s video’s of the recent haboob (yes, that’s what this type of dust storm is called) that hit Phoenix in her Writer Resource post. Awe-inspiring!

Fun sites and Fan Fiction

K.B. Owen gives us a fashion show, 19th Century style: The Nightdress.

Female spies need more press and luckily for us Piper Bayard’s partner Holmes has provided us with an exceptional look at them in Mata Hari, Anne Chapman & Booty Spooks.

The ever fantastic Jess Witkins brings us another incredible travelogue from her recent adventure in New Orleans: Saints & Sinners.

Catie Rhodes takes an entertaining look at songs written about real people in Behind the Music.

The “Artier, Smartier” Late Bloomer, Elle B, brings us an inspirational post about 6 Late Blooming Athletes to Get You Going.

Jen Kirchner’s Site 27 is off to a dangerous and mind-bending start. Join in this “vote-your-own-adventure” thriller.

Steve Montano has a fun vampocalypse short fiction series running in Tales of  a Blood Earth.

If you missed the Life List Club blog fest yesterday you can find my guest post, Gremlins and Goals over at the fantastic Lyn Midnights site.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back on Wednesday when I’ll be exploring an island Dystopia with an ancient and rich history in my Designing from Bones series.

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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18 Responses to Blog Treasures

  1. Jami Gold says:

    Thank you so much for the link, Gene! You always have the best collection here, and I’d missed a couple of these. Thanks for rounding them up! 🙂

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Happy to have you on Jami. Those video’s from the dust storm are simply jaw-dropping. I kept waiting for Imhotep’s face to appear and try to swallow the city (from The Mummy). Enjoy the links 🙂

  2. rozmorris says:

    Thanks, Gene, for including me with these other great links!

  3. There is actually a ThrillerFest? I love Elle B, she writes great stuff. Thanks for sharing Gene!

  4. lynmidnight says:

    Cat Woods’ series sounds intriguing. Thanks, mighty overlord! 😀

  5. Thanks again, Gene, for letting your readers know about my world building series. I’m still loving the treasure moniker. “Deep” is a new one, too. 🙂 But the best thing is discovering your site. Thanks for all your work!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Thanks for the compliment, Fae!

      I’m honored to have you on this weeks list, your series is wonderfully written. You are a treasure, without a doubt 🙂

  6. Jenny Hansen says:

    You do always have the best list here, Gene. I had to break down and subscribe, which is a huge compliment cause I guard my overflowing inbox like a rabid dog. 🙂

  7. catwoods says:

    Thanks so much for the mention, Gene. I loved writing this series and will be doing another one in the future.

    Also, your list is great. I always admire bloggers who are organized enough to compile industry news like this. Thanks for you hard work and dedication to helping other writers.

    You’re a gem!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Great to have you on this week Cat. I’m sure it won’t be the last time 🙂

      Glad to be of help, both on and off the list. Helping each other out is the whole point of social media, at least for me. Thanks for the excellent compliment!

  8. Great mashup! I don’tmiss many of the blogs you listed, and Site 27 is a must read. 🙂

  9. Elle B says:

    Hey, Gene, so honored to be in this week’s Blog Treasures! And as usual, found some more great resources for writing, my first late-blooming passion.

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